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Weekly newsletter: February 4, 2016

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Poll: 13 million Americans commit financial infidelity
In a CreditCards.com survey, 5 percent of respondents in a committed relationship admit to keeping a secret bank account or credit card. More...
7 ways to boost your partner's credit score
An overhaul of your loved one's low credit score could save your finances and your relationship. More...
How to cut the 'authorized user' cord
Ready for your own card? Don't ditch that guest card too quickly. More...
‘Credit Wise’ by Kevin Weeks
Don't close maxed-out card after you pay off debt
When the card was maxed out, it was hurting your score; now it's helping. More...
To Her Credit by Sally Herigstad
Card statements aren't detailed enough for tax purposes
Don't rely on your card statement if you want a precise record of spending; keep that original paper receipt.  More...
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Don't apply for multiple balance transfer cards
Multiple hard credit inquiries will ding your credit score. More...
Taking charge blog
Rate Report
Stress from debt can trickle down to kids
Charging more than you can afford to pay off could have a negative effect on your children -- even if the charges made them temporarily happy, according to a recent study. More...
Struggling millennials should reconsider expensive city living
If you're a young adult in a big city, drowning in debt and relying on mom and dad for financial help, pack your bags -- literally.  More...
Credit card rate report
As of 2/4/2016
National Average
15.18%
Low Interest
11.96%
Balance transfer
14.35%
Business
13.12%
Student
13.42%
Cash Back
15.26%
Reward
15.28%
Airline
15.17%
Bad Credit
22.88%
Instant Approval
18.21%