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8 ways to get friends to repay a personal loan
A pal was in a bind and turned to you for help. You agreed, but now you're not getting repaid and your frustration is growing as fast as the excuses ... (See More)
P.F. Chang's names 33 restaurants hit by data breach
P.F. Chang's China Bistro has named the places and times it suffered a data breach, with 33 of its 210 U.S. restaurants being hit for weeks or months ... (See More)
Say 'Aaugh!': How to spot and prevent medical identity theft
While credit card breaches have grabbed headlines, fraudsters have been homing in on an even more lucrative source of identity theft: medical records ... (See More)
‘Opening credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Understanding credit limits
Understanding how charging and repayments work with your first card can save you from financial headaches in the future. More...
‘Cashing In’ by Tony Mecia
Returning a gift? The buyer loses the rewards points
To prevent users from gaming the system, credit card issuers usually dock your rewards points when you return an item, even if it was a gift. More...
‘New Frugal You’ by Gary Foreman
Pro, cons of charging automatic payments to a credit card
Charging automatic payments on a credit card can be beneficial for busy consumers, but it also has its faults. Here are the pros and cons to think about. More...
Taking charge blog
Rate Report
So you want to break up with your store credit card ...
The new cardholder perks have worn off and you're ready to close your retail credit card account. However, you might have other options. Here are a few suggestions based on common retail credit card woes.  More...
Critics give proposal to lower student debt a failing grade
In its attempts to hold colleges, universities and vocational schools more accountable for the student debt they generate, the U.S. Department of Education has so far not pleased the public. More...
Credit card rate report
As of 8/14/2014
National Average
15.03%
Low Interest
10.37%
Balance Transfer
12.64%
Business
12.80%
Student
13.27%
Cash Back
14.91%
Reward
15.00%
Airline
15.46%
Bad Credit
22.73%
Instant Approval
28.00%