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Weekly newsletter: March 12, 2015

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Pay Uncle Sam with your thumbs? Yes, you can, with new or improved smartphone tax apps that let you file taxes, guesstimate refunds and more  ... (See More)
Six months of buzz around Apple Pay haven't moved the needle much: Public interest in paying by cellphone remains mild, says a new poll by CreditCards.com ... (See More)
The big three credit bureaus will take steps to reduce errors on credit reports and improve the dispute process under a settlement announced Monday ... (See More)
‘Cashing In’ by Tony Mecia
Having a credit card with an EMV chip will make it easier to get around in Europe, but don't insist on one that requires a PIN rather than a signature. More...
‘To Her Credit’ by Sally Herigstad
Being an authorized user on your elderly mom's card can either help or hurt your credit rating, depending on how well she manages credit. More...
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Federal school loans, such as those given after applying for the FASFA, don't take credit into account. So going back to school already in debt could add up quickly. More...
"Griping to my credit card got me nowhere," writes blogger Fred Williams. But griping to the federal consumer protection bureau got him a $400 credit for rewards that were previously denied ... More
While clipping coupons and hunting for deals is more fun than sticking to a budget, you'll save more cash if you create a budget before you shop, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research ...  More
As of 3/12/2015
National Average
14.87%
Low Interest
11.53%
Balance transfer
14.01%
Business
12.85%
Student
13.14%
Cash Back
15.28%
Reward
15.00%
Airline
15.15%
Bad Credit
22.48%
Instant Approval
17.93%