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Poll: More Americans expect to be in debt forever
A new survey conducted by CreditCards.com asks Americans when they expect to get out of debt; 18 percent of those in debt say "never" ... (See More)
Don't let these 6 data breach myths fool you
Do you think hackers target only large retailers? Or that smart-chip cards will be our security salvation? Don't let these myths lure you into a false sense of security ... (See More)
9 tips for using mobile gift cards safely
A growing number of mobile gift cards and apps let you give, receive and use gift cards all on your smartphone. Convenient, right? But they also present new security issues ... (See More)
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
You can't boost secured card limit with extra cash
A college student with a secured card wants to increase his credit limit and asks whether giving the issuer more cash will do the trick. More...
‘Cashing In’ by Tony Mecia
Choose your rewards strategy: One card, or multiple?
Using one rewards card consolidates points, but having several lets you be sure every dollar spent earns you something back. More...
‘To Her Credit’ by Sally Herigstad
Avoid late payments by setting up auto bill pay
Life happens, and when it does, it's easy to forget a credit card payment. To protect your credit score and avoid fees, stop late payments before they occur. More...
TAKING CHARGE Blog
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3 tips for donating money to increase happiness
Trying to ramp up your charitable donations? Before you give away your cash, think twice about where it's going. You may be able to reap more satisfaction from your giving if you are strategic about where and how you give. . ...  More...
Save a few bucks with your card's rental car protection plan
Blogger Sienna Kossman has given up trying to save her sanity during her holiday travels, but she hopes to make up for it by saving some money. By using her credit card's extended rental car insurance, she was able to do just that. ... More...
Credit card rate report
As of 12/11/2014
National Average
14.95%
Low Interest
10.37%
Balance transfer
12.73%
Business
12.85%
Student
13.14%
Cash Back
14.94%
Reward
14.89%
Airline
15.46%
Bad Credit
22.73%
Instant Approval
23.33%