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Weekly newsletter: August 7, 2014
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Ready to pay rent with credit card?
If you could pay your rent with plastic, would you? As more landlords offer that option, renters have to weigh carefully whether it's the best way to pay ... (See More)
New moves to protect military members from financial fraud
Federal and state regulators are pairing with other groups to offer education, protection and recourse for military service members who are at risk for fraud ... (See More)
Virtual debt collection lets you negotiate, settle up online
With a computer or a smartphone, you can review a claim, set up a monthly repayment plan or even cut a debt settlement deal with an algorithm ... (See More)
‘To Her Credit’ by Sally Herigstad
Did Macy's ruin my credit by closing old account?
A shopper is concerned that her credit score is ruined when Macy's closed her old card after issuing her a new one. Don't worry, Sally says. More...
‘Cashing In’ by Tony Mecia
Third-party booking sites trip up hotel rewards
If you book company travel through a website such as Expedia, you probably won't be able to earn hotel rewards -- but it never hurts to try. More...
‘Speaking of Credit’ by Barry Paperno
New myth: Closing a credit card account always hurts your score
Closing a credit card account doesn't always hurt your score. The information about the card, good or bad, sticks with you for seven to 10 years. More...
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Rate Report
Distorted memory can trick you into overspending
If you're struggling to curb your spending, you may want to keep better track of your purchases. A forthcoming study found that impulsive spenders tend to 'forget' just how much they spent the last time they indulged.  More...
Americans' choice in noncash payment has become debit cards
Americans are increasingly opting for electronic payments and debit cards, a study by the Federal Reserve System shows. More...
Credit card rate report
As of 8/7/2014
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%