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Wrong ways to pay off card debt
8 myths about settling credit card debt
Is settling your card debt for less than you owe really that easy? Before you try debt settlement, know the difference between common myths -- and the truth ... More
Credit cards: our moral guardians?
When it comes to arbiters of morality and integrity, we look toward the Ten Commandments, our moms -- and the companies that issue our credit cards?!? ... More
How to regain control of automatic tip amounts
Clever mobile payment software in taxis and restaurants could be causing you to spend more on tips than you normally would ... More
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Restoring credit after student loan default
Deferring student loan payments doesn't last forever. When they come due, it's time to pay up or suffer the credit consequences  ... More
‘To Her Credit’ by Sally Herigstad
Single mom struggling with card payments
A single mom living paycheck to paycheck wonders how she can clear up the charge-offs and late payments listed on her credit reports ... More
‘Cashing In’ by Tony Mecia
Metal cards are cool, but can kill your shredder
The Chase Sapphire Preferred card's metal inlay is nearly indestructible. How do you safely dispose of it when it's time? ... More
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Lottery-style savings accounts catch on
Support is building for a novel approach to increasing household savings. Experts recommend linking savings accounts to lottery-style jackpots ... More
Video: How to talk to your aging parents about money
No one wants to talk about what would happen if one or both of your parents become incapacitated. But avoiding the conversation can leave adult children in a lurch ... More
Credit card rate report
As of 1/23/2014
National Average
15.06%
Business
12.98%
Low Interest
10.46%
Balance Transfer
12.55%
Cash Back
14.62%
Reward
14.91%
Bad Credit
23.48%
Airline
14.51%
Student
13.27%
Instant Approval
28.00%