Credit Cards

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Back To the Basics: CC Style!

We’re all at different points in our financial journey. Whether it’s your first time around the block or you’re an old pro, it’s a really great idea to go back to basics and revisit the…
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Delicate Balance

Life is all about balance. Some days you might feel like a member of the Fab Five, just trying to keep both feet on that balance beam so that you can achieve your dreams. I’ll…
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Credit vs. Debit: What’s the diff?

You swipe your debit card and it appears: Credit or debit. Which one should you pick? With three people stacked up behind you in line, impatiently waiting, you can feel your heart beat a little…
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How I became debt free

I’ve talked before about how I used to have a bit of credit card debt. I thought you might be interested to know how I managed to say sianara to it. :o) I had four…
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Denied? No biggie.

I heard something the other day that I wanted to address. Someone told me that they wanted to apply for a loan, but were afraid that they would be rejected. If this happened, the person…
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Scary CC Stories: Dionn’s Nightmare

Happy Halloween, all you Linn Area gouls and goblins! We hope that your day is going well and that you're successfully dodging any black cats that try to cross your path. Today is the final…
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Scary CC Stories: Daniel’s Dark Day

Many of you are preparing for your big weekend plans to celebrate Halloween - be it taking the kiddos treat or treating or causing some trouble of your own. We wanted to continue to share those near ghost…
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Scary CC Stories: Julie’s Boogie Man

As Halloween lurks in the near future, we are reminded of a contest we ran last year asking for people’s scariest credit card stories. And, trust us, some of these are downright TERRIFYING!!!  Here is…
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Finally – the TRUTH about rewards!

One thing that I love so much about working at Linn Area is that I wholeheartedly believe we won’t try to sell you guys products or services that we ourselves don’t believe in. Here’s what…
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Savvy Tips for Summer Travel

Summer is a big time for travel – although with the increasing price of gas and food, summer 2011 might be a bit different! But we’ll touch on that another day. If you are planning…