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Weekly newsletter: February 25, 2016

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One card? Many? How to decide
Your credit history and appetite for rewards will help you choose whether to play solitaire or have a full deck. Here's how to decide which is your winning hand. More...
How and when you can sue a debt collector
You may feel helpless to stop collector calls, particularly if you actually owe money. But you may not only have the power to stop the calls, but to win a lawsuit against the agency. More...
Credit gardening: Sow the seeds for a great score
Fixing bad credit will take time. But following a "credit gardening" plan can make the journey simpler. More...
‘Speaking of Credit’ by Barry Paperno
Allocating card payments on a limited budget
Use free tools to plan your debt attack, don't close the account after you succeed. More...
To Her Credit by Sally Herigstad
Don't fall for collector's threats on really old debt
If the debt is past the statute of limitations, it's too old to collect. More...
‘Cashing In’ by Tony Mecia
Should you pay for merchandise with rewards points?
Card companies offer more options than ever for point redemption, but pay attention to the value. More...
Taking charge blog
Rate Report
Please, let's help poor Kanye West
If you have a heart, you'll rush to the aid of Kanye West, who's apparently $53 million shy of the scratch he needs to save the planet. More...
Feeding picky toddlers comes at a price
My toddler's picky palate is putting a serious dent in our family food budget, writes blogger Kelly Dilworth. More...
Credit card rate report
As of 2/25/2016
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%