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8 savvy habits of high-volume credit card users
8 savvy habits of high-volume card users
Some cardholders have learned how to charge and pay off massive sums on their credit cards while always coming out ahead. Here's what they're doing right ... More
Discover expands free FICO credit score program
Discover cardholders will not only get a free credit score on their monthly statements, they'll have it explained to them, the company announced ... More
How to finance an engagement ring
If you want her to marry you for richer and not poorer, study the fine print to make sure the bauble on her finger doesn't turn into a ball and chain on your newlywed finances ... More
'Opening Credits' by Erica Sandberg
Card approval tips for new immigrants
New to the U.S.? Until you understand the American credit rating system, expect to be continually rejected for new plastic ... More
'To Her Credit' by Sally Herigstad
Strange woman's card found under wife's bed
Her husband doesn't know whose it is, so what's a perplexed wife to do when she finds under her bed a credit card belonging to another woman? ... More
'Let's Talk Credit' by Jane McNamara
Pay debts all at once vs. paying in bits: What boosts score most?
Paying all at once may be harder on your budget, but it's the best way to get a crucial  scoring ratio back out of whack ... More
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More women confess to hiding purchases
According to a new poll from American Express, 40 percent of women admit to hiding at least some of what they bought from their partner ... More
NY busts drug, prostitution ring with credit card twist
Nothing screams vice on a credit card statement quite like an entry that says "hooker with coke," so a New York drug and prostitution ring came up with clever ways to disguise the "party packs" their clients were charging for  ... More
Credit card rate report
As of 2/13/2014
National Average
15.00%
Business
12.98%
Low Interest
10.46%
Balance Transfer
12.55%
Cash Back
14.62%
Reward
14.91%
Bad Credit
22.73%
Airline
14.51%
Student
13.27%
Instant Approval
28.00%