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Weekly newsletter: January 7, 2016

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Your weight, debt and clutter may be connected
Data from several studies show a correlation between finances and weight, or clutter and weight, and plenty of people struggle with two or more of these problems. More...
Tracking tools and tips for keeping financial resolutions
Tracking your progress toward New Year's resolutions is crucial to succeeding with them. It helps to know a few tricks and technological tools. More...
Video: Dumpster divers can find your private data
One night of dumpster diving shows just how easy it is to become a victim of identity theft. More...
‘Credit Wise’ by Kevin Weeks
To get a fresh financial start, break bad, old money habits
If you're tired of falling behind on bills, start thoroughly tracking your spending and trimming where you can. More...
Cashing In by Tony Mecia
Check flight availability before transferring rewards points
If you don't check flight availability before transferring, you might be stuck with airline miles that are hard to use.  More...
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
How closed accounts affect credit history, scores
Closing excess cards will have an impact, but maybe not as bad as you think. More...
Taking charge blog
Rate Report
Worry about debt and don't go broke in your 20s
A Washington Post column says "Don't stress about debt in your 20s. Go broke."  But blogger Sienna Kossman is wary of following that advice. More...
Parental support for college students prolongs dependence
College students who get financial support from mom and dad may have trouble leaving the nest for good, according to a new study. More...
Credit card rate report
As of 1/7/2016
National Average
15.07%
Low Interest
11.76%
Balance transfer
14.17%
Business
12.97%
Student
13.29%
Cash Back
15.32%
Reward
15.20%
Airline
15.02%
Bad Credit
22.81%
Instant Approval
18.00%