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11 credit card travel insurance benefits
Many travel credit cards, even the plain vanilla ones, come with insurance benefits that could help you when you're on the road. Here are 11 benefits to consider. More...
6 credit card rules for newlyweds
Credit discussions are just as important as divvying up household chores. Here are six rules to consider to keep the honeymoon bliss as long as possible. More...
Using credit to manage monthly income swings
Rich one month, poor the next? A savings account should be your first choice, but credit cards can be an effective tool for bridging the gap if you use them wisely. More...
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Credit score impact of multiple balance transfers
Moving debt from one balance transfer card to another can damage your credit. More...
Credit Wise by Kevin Weeks
Your 3 options when consolidating card debt
There are a few ways to consolidate debt, but only one will be right for you. More...
‘Speaking of Credit’ by Barry Paperno
Credit score still damaged after report error fixed
A "rapid rescore" won't fix a credit issue, but digging deeper will help. More...
TAKING CHARGE Blog
Rate Report
Cardholders pay near-record markup on interest rates
Banks are charging a near-record markup on credit cards. It's happening in Australia, and in the United States. But there, it's causing controversy, here, it's not. More...
Buying in bulk at the grocery store may backfire
Buying in bulk is a popular way to save money -- the more you buy, the cheaper items tend to be per piece. But according to a new study, buying in bulk could cause you to spend more in the long run if you buy more food than you'll eat. More...
Credit card rate report
As of 6/18/2015
National Average
14.99%
Low Interest
11.62%
Balance transfer
14.12%
Business
12.85%
Student
13.14%
Cash Back
15.27%
Reward
15.13%
Airline
15.10%
Bad Credit
22.73%
Instant Approval
17.93%