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6 signs of bad financial advice
While good sound nuggets of money advice can help you keep money in your pocket, bad advice can leave you digging out of a financial hole ... (See More)
Health care companies purchasing intimate patient details
More health care companies purchase intimate details about patients, such as their income and buying habits, and use it to make predictions about their health ... (See More)
Taxes, tuition can rack up rewards -- for a fee
You may be tempted to use your credit card for tuition costs to rack up points on the large charge. But you'll probably have to pay a "convenience fee" as well ... (See More)
‘Opening credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Credit card life after bankruptcy
After bankruptcy, issuers will be wary of lending to you. Applying for a secured card is a way to boost your FICO score. More...
‘Cashing In’ by Tony Mecia
Are sign-up rewards bonuses seasonal?
If you're looking to get a points bonanza by signing up for a rewards credit card, timing can be critical. But determining when the next big bonus will be is tricky. More...
‘To Her Credit’ by Sally Herigstad
Maxed out cards? Don't open another one
She's maxed out five credit cards and can't pay what she owes on them, but asks if it's OK if she can use the new credit card she got. More...
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Tips for staving off student loan debt blues
Carrying student loan debt can make you question your life choices, stay in more often on Friday nights and promote higher levels of ice cream consumption, and now there's data to prove it.  More...
6 ways to become a great price negotiator
Believe it or not, the same strategies master negotiators use to broker multi-million-dollar business deals can also net you big discounts with retailers, financial institutions, and service providers. More...
Credit card rate report
As of 8/21/2014
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%