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Weekly newsletter: January 22, 2015

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financial-infidelity-poll
In a new national survey, we asked people living with a spouse or partner about their money secrets, hidden bank accounts and undisclosed splurges ... (See More)
A chargeback from your credit card issuer gives you a refund when the retailer won't. Here's how to navigate the sometimes confusing chargeback rules ... (See More)
There are key moments in life when putting away the cards and paying off any balances can be the best moves for your financial future ... (See More)
‘Speaking of Credit’ by Barry Paperno
Don't overmanage your credit utilization while in a formal debt management plan. Just keep paying on time, every time and your score will rise over time. More...
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Preserve your authorized user credit history when applying for your own card. Once approved, you can then safely remove yourself from the shared account. More...
‘Credit Wise’ by Kevin Weeks
If you think you need credit counseling or a debt management program, look for services offered by a nonprofit, accredited organization. More...
A forgiven loan can put hundreds or thousands of dollars on your tax return -- even if the money never went into your pocket, writes blogger Fred Williams ... More
Being overly optimistic about your finances can potentially hinder smart financial planning, according to a LearnVest survey, which found people under 25 feel confident about their financial future and potential earnings, despite doing very little planning and saving now ...  More
As of 1/22/2015
National Average
14.89%
Low Interest
10.24%
Balance transfer
12.80%
Business
12.85%
Student
13.14%
Cash Back
14.91%
Reward
14.89%
Airline
15.52%
Bad Credit
22.73%
Instant Approval
23.33%