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Karin wrote a weekly column called “Opening Credits” for CreditCards.com in 2008 and 2009. The column offered tips for those starting out in their credit life. Click the stories below to see past columns.

Opening Credits column

Canceling an old card with a bad history isn’t always smart – March 25, 2009

Giving your kids a jump start on their credit – March 18, 2009

Options when facing a credit card interest rate increase – March 11, 2009

How different are Visa, AmEx, MasterCard and Discover? – March 4, 2009

Minor’s credit card contract raises legal, ethical questions – February 18, 2009

Consider these factors when deciding to cancel credit cards – February 11, 2009

5 tips for protecting credit during marriage breakup – February 4, 2009

Don’t take the bait when you receive a ‘phishing’ e-mail – January 28, 2009

Too much fast food can be hazardous to your credit – January 21, 2009

When hit by ID theft, take these 4 steps to make things right – January 14, 2009

When bank accounts are seized, take these 3 steps – January 7, 2009

Are three cards too many? Not if you use them wisely – December 31, 2008

Do your homework when shopping for your first credit card – December 24, 2008

Disabled daughter needs advocate in dealing with debt – December 17, 2008

Give the gift of credit card know-how this holiday – December 10, 2008

Negotiate debt payment plans before disaster strikes – December 3, 2008

If dear old dad steals your identity, turn him in – November 26, 2008

Higher limit or second card will impact your credit score – November 19, 2008

7 tips for handling your first credit card – November 12, 2008

Better credit can improve your job prospects – November 5, 2008

Feature stories

4 ways to opt out of affiliate marketing – October 24, 2008