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Cost of cash advances
Just how bad are credit card cash advances?
Using your credit card to withdraw cash at an ATM or using one of those handy checks that come with your monthly statement can cost you plenty, an exclusive CreditCards.com survey shows ... More
Airline merger = rewards turbulence
As American Airlines and US Airways begin to merge, travelers can anticipate reduced rewards value ... More
Holiday credit card rewards for 2013
Want to save a little money while using credit cards during the holidays? Card issuers have some deals for you ... More
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
How soon after bankruptcy can you get new credit cards?
With Chapter 7 bankruptcy almost behind you, how soon is too soon to apply for new credit? And will you be approved? More...
‘To Her Credit’ by Sally Herigstad
Husband's secret debt destroying marriage
He opened new cards without his wife's knowledge, racked up debt and now can't afford the payments. Should she leave him or give him another chance?  More...
‘Cashing In’ by Cathleen McCarthy
Keeping boarding privileges when using a different card
If you paid for your ticket with another card, you have to request cardholder status when your boarding pass is issued if you want to board early.  More...
Blog: Taking Charge
Rate Report
Farrah's AmEx card seeks Angel investor
We asked an expert how much you can expect to pay for an AmEx once wielded by platinum-maned bombshell Farrah Fawcett.   More...
Credit report errors may hamper health insurance enrollment
If there are errors on your credit report, you may have trouble proving your identity when you apply for health insurance on the online Federal Marketplace. More...
Credit card rate report
As of 12/12/2013
National Average
15.06%
Business
12.98%
Low Interest
10.46%
Balance Transfer
12.55%
Cash Back
14.62%
Reward
14.91%
Bad Credit
23.48%
Airline
14.51%
Student
13.27%
Instant Approval
28.00%