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Weekly newsletter: February 11, 2016

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What happens if you don't sign a credit card payment slip?
It turns out, not signing the slip isn't too big a deal -- unless you dispute the charge. In that case, you might get away with it, but don't plan on going there again. More...
Tax refund: Using it to pay off credit card debt
Using a tax refund to repay credit card debt is almost always a smart move. But before you write that check, ask yourself a few questions. More...
7 ways you are your own worst financial enemy
Here are seven common ways you may be harming your own finances.  More...
‘Credit Wise’ by Kevin Weeks
Deciding whether to settle a credit card debt
Do you have a lump sum, and are you ready for a credit score hit? More...
To Her Credit by Sally Herigstad
Lost job? Budget, don't stop credit card payments
Prepare a bare-bones budget and cut all nonessential spending before you stop paying on cards.  More...
‘Speaking of Credit’ by Barry Paperno
Primary account holders are responsible for card debt
If you're told you're not the primary account holder, you can pay bills, but not make changes. More...
Taking charge blog
Rate Report
Banks stand behind December interest rate increase
Many big banks started charging higher interest rates on credit card balances before the prime rate increase on Dec. 17. But does that justification hold up? More...
Don't dismiss tax fraud concerns, be alert
If your tax season is more about getting the highest tax refund possible and less about protecting yourself from fraud, you may want to rethink your priorities.  More...
Credit card rate report
As of 2/11/2016
National Average
15.16%
Low Interest
11.96%
Balance transfer
14.35%
Business
13.12%
Student
13.42%
Cash Back
15.20%
Reward
15.25%
Airline
15.17%
Bad Credit
22.56%
Instant Approval
18.02%