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10 things not to do when applying for a card
When applying for a card, especially if you've had money problems, do one of these and wham! You just hurt your chances of getting approved. More...
When can an issuer close your account?
Card companies can cancel your account for any number of reasons, even if you're paying on time -- and they don't have to warn you about it. More...
Kiyosaki: Are our kids destined to be poor?
In his new book on "Why 'A' students work for 'C' students," Robert Kiyosaki says our current education system isn't preparing our kids for success. More...
6 wedding expenses you should always charge
Wedding-related mishaps can turn a mild-mannered bride into bridezilla, but if you're smart, your credit card can come to your rescue. More...
Expert advice

How long does old debt stay on credit reports?
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
If a debt is charged off and passes the state statute of limitations, when can you expect it to drop off your credit report? More...
Student with no job denied credit
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
With student loans as her only income, a student wonders why she was turned down for a new card in her quest for new credit. More...
AirTran, Hilton reward plans make changes
'Cashing In' expert Cathleen McCarthy
A merger and a system overhaul have shaken up two travel programs, and surprise! One is actually better. Here's what to expect.
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Business credit: Nothing personal?
'Your Business Credit' expert Elaine Pofeldt
If you're joining a business owner who has card debt, be careful. Depending on the type of card, you could suffer if he defaults.
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Infographics

More taxpayers reaching for credit cards
Most Americans will use checking or savings accounts to pay their taxes this year. But more are reaching for credit cards. More...
Consumers prefer mobile banking to mobile payments
Mobile banking may be convenient, but while consumers are eager to bank by phone, they're not sold on buying by phone. More...
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(as of 4-11-2013)
National Average 14.95%
Business 13.13%
Low Interest 10.29%
Balance Transfer 12.59%
Cash Back 14.13%
Reward 14.75%
Bad Credit 23.64%
Airline 14.63%
Student 13.16%
Instant Approval 15.49%

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