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Cardless cash ATMs aim to reduce fraud
New technology allows you to use your smartphone to withdraw cash. Developers say the method offers greater security in addition to convenience. More...
You've paid off your debt. Now what?
Being debt-free is great, but it doesn't mean you have all the financial answers -- now you have disposable income. Here’s how to manage it. More...
What to do if you fail your debt management plan
DMPs can seem like a magic solution, and can actually help you dig your way out of debt, but they're not for everyone, and seeing one through to the end isn't always easy. More...
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
How a balance transfer card can boost FICO score
Opening a new line of credit can reduce your overall debt-to-credit-limit ratio. More...
Speaking of Credit by Barry Paperno
Myth: Too much available credit hurts home loan
Closing cards with little or no balances won't boost your credit score. More...
‘Cashing In’ by Tony Mecia
Cashing in rewards points after death
It's best to redeem them for something with a concrete value. More...
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Video: Debt collector calling? Know your rights
Find out what a debt collector can and cannot say when they call you. More...
Those on tight budgets choose material goods over experiences
Researchers say if you want to extract more happiness from your purchases, you're better off buying experiences than material goods. Yet according to a new study, people living on a budget are more likely to take the opposite approach. More...
Credit card rate report
As of 7/23/2015
National Average
15.00%
Low Interest
11.62%
Balance transfer
14.12%
Business
12.85%
Student
13.14%
Cash Back
15.27%
Reward
15.14%
Airline
15.10%
Bad Credit
22.73%
Instant Approval
18.00%