Saturday, September 24, 2016

5 times you shouldn't use a credit card

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A credit card used responsibly can be a great tool to build your credit score and a credit history.


If you pay off your bill in full every month and balance your budget like a pro, using a credit card for most expenses allows you to track your spending easily and take full advantage of cash-back and other rewards programs.


But if you don't pay off the bill each month, the high interest rates on a card will cost you as your debt keeps rolling over. That's when you should consider cheaper methods of financing.


Here are five times you may want to ditch the credit card. Read more...


1. To pay for a big expense

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Police release Keith Scott videos, leaving more questions than answers

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Two videos released Saturday by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department fail to provide a full picture of just what happened during its officers' fatal encounter with Keith Lamont Scott.


Police shot and killed Scott, a 43-year-old African American man, on Tuesday, precipitating days of protests across Charlotte.



The first video, shot from an officer's body camera, does not appear to show the moment of the shooting. It also has no sound until the aftermath of the incident, when Scott is seen lying face-down after being shot. Read more...

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