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Weekly newsletter: August 13, 2015

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How to manage different balances on one card
A card can have more than one balance, with a different APR on each. Avoid multiple balance disaster by knowing the best payoff method for such a card. More...
7 tips for using budget apps safely
Banks usually would cover fraudulent charges if your information were stolen in a breach. But there are other risks in putting all your account information in one app. More...
5 reasons you need good credit in retirement
You may be about to retire but your credit isn't -- and shouldn't. A good score will come in handy if you travel or move, or simply have an emergency expense arise. More...
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Help your score rebound after card issuer closes account
Ways to recover your score after losing an open credit line. More...
Speaking of Credit by Barry Paperno
How banks limit the size of your balance transfer
You may see a balance transfer as a way out of debt, but to the bank, it's new credit and you have to qualify for it. More...
‘Cashing In’ by Tony Mecia
I'm facing default: Are my airline miles at risk?
Rewards might be the least of your worries if you're in financial trouble, but they can have lots of value. More...
Taking Charge Blog
Rate Report
Communication helps relationships weather financial stress
According to a new study, talking more openly about money -- and learning more about it as a team --- can strengthen your relationship. More...
To prevent ID theft, wipe your old smartphone
If you're ready to upgrade to a new smartphone, follow these four steps to thoroughly clean off your personal info-laden device and thwart identity thieves. More...
Credit card rate report
As of 8/13/2015
National Average
15.00%
Low Interest
11.62%
Balance transfer
14.12%
Business
12.85%
Student
13.14%
Cash Back
15.27%
Reward
15.14%
Airline
15.10%
Bad Credit
22.73%
Instant Approval
18.00%