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Unauthorized purchases
Who pays when kids rack up card charges?
You're not responsible for unauthorized purchases, but when the unauthorized purchaser is right under your own roof, things can get fuzzy ... More
When family, friends steal your identity
When identity fraud victims know their imposters, it can rip apart relationships as it ruins finances, making it a tough crime to overcome ... More
Rising rates' cost: $7.6 billion a year
Interest rates, at historic lows since 2008, are expected to go up in 2015, and a 1 percentage point rise will cost credit card holders an estimated $7.6 billion ... More
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Student loan payments choking new graduate
With student loan payments taking up 57 percent of her income, a new grad ponders defaulting as she can't see how she can keep up ... More
‘To Her Credit’ by Sally Herigstad
Stop paying late mom's card debt
Advice for a daughter who, since her mother's death five years ago, has kept paying  Mom's old credit card debt and still owes $3,000: Stop ... More
‘Let's Talk Credit’ by Jane McNamara
Pay all you can? Or keep some savings?
If you have enough money to make a dent in your card debt but not enough to pay it off, understand your goals to make the right choice ... More
TAKING Charge BLOG
Rate Report
Demystifying credit score 'reason codes'
For many loan applicants, the credit score codes they receive when rejected by a lender are so cryptic they're nearly as bewildering as the credit scores themselves ... More
3 advantages of a 90-day fraud alert
When circumstances arise where you think your identity may be compromised by a thief, placing a quick fraud alert on your credit can bring a little peace of mind ... More
Credit card rate report
As of 3/20/2014
National Average
15.01%
Business
12.98%
Low Interest
10.33%
Balance Transfer
12.66%
Cash Back
14.71%
Reward
15.03%
Bad Credit
22.73%
Airline
15.30%
Student
13.27%
Instant Approval
28.00%