Your Money: Sep. 28, 1998

TOO MUCH COLLEGE CREDIT?

College students are suckers for free stuff, and many are collecting extra credit cards and heavier debts as a result. According to a U.S. Public Interest Research Group survey out last week, students who sign up for cards at campus tables in return for "gifts" typically carry higher unpaid balances than do other students. (Visa says students generally pay bills faster than cardholders.)

BEWARE OF PHONE SLAMS

What could possibly be worse than the incessant solicitations to change long-distance providers? Having service switched without your permission, of course, or discovering charges for 900-number psychic hot lines you...

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