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Weekly newsletter: February 12, 2015

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6-bad-reasons
Take a look at six of the worst rationalizations for opening a new credit card account, and learn how to be a prudent plastic user ... (See More)
In her new book, "Slaying the Debt Dragon," Cherie Lowe chronicles the life-changing experience of having to pay off $127,482 in debt ... (See More)
You're ready to make your dream of owning a home a reality, but are you financially prepared? Here are five steps to getting your credit and finances in tiptop shape ... (See More)
‘Speaking of Credit’ by Barry Paperno
Student loans are usually overlooked as credit tools. But for young people with few other accounts, paying on one can provide a powerful credit score boost. More...
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Having successfully handled a small car loan, an 18-year-old with a part-time job seeks advice on whether she can qualify for her first credit card. More...
‘To Her Credit’ by Sally Herigstad
You charged an item, paid the card bill, but then returned your purchase, leaving a credit on your card. Do you just spend it or can you get that cash back? More...
Blogger Karen Queen's credit card was declined when she tried to charge $750 worth of groceries for a church retreat. The culprit: bad fraud analytics. Here's what she learned from the embarrassing experience ... More
According to a new study, researchers with access to 'anonymized' credit card data can piece together who bought what simply by using a few publicly available markers they've collected online ...  More
As of 2/12/2015
National Average
14.89%
Low Interest
11.53%
Balance transfer
14.02%
Business
12.85%
Student
13.14%
Cash Back
15.11%
Reward
14.99%
Airline
15.15%
Bad Credit
22.73%
Instant Approval
17.93%