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Weekly newsletter: January 29, 2015

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If you thought your money woes ended last year when you settled that credit card debt, think again. For many consumers with debt problems, after the debt collector leaves, the taxman arrives ... (See More)
Signing up for magazine subscriptions or a free trial could haunt you for months or years, ringing up endless charges on your credit card through automatic renewals ... (See More)
Card fraud has become a big industry, with criminals specializing in each stage of the crime, from malware coders to skimmer installers to mules ... (See More)
‘Speaking of Credit’ by Barry Paperno
Banks and credit bureaus manage millions of accounts and have different policies for recording data, so finding when yours is recorded isn't possible. More...
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Exactly how does an introductory period APR work and what are the consequences of not paying off the entire balance before that period expires? More...
‘Credit Wise’ by Kevin Weeks
If a spouse with no income secretly runs up a big credit card debt, state laws dictate whether there's a shared legal obligation to pay. More...
Your credit card terms and conditions can be a little overwhelming. But when signing up for a new card, it's important to know what you're getting into. We've created this short list of the most important terms to watch for ... More
Credit bureaus are stepping in with some credit score deals for a very low price, but not all the scores are the same and if you're not careful, buying into a cheap credit score deal could actually cost you more in the long run ...  More
As of 1/29/2015
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%