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Balance transfer card fees drop, add new twist
CreditCards.com's annual balance transfer offer survey finds fees are falling, but a new breed of debt-tempting hybrid cards is on the rise. More...
CFPB changes stay-at-home spouse rule
The government's consumer agency finalized a rule to make it easier for nonworking, stay-at-home spouses to get their own plastic. More...
11 hidden credit card perks
Hidden in your credit card agreement is often a range of perks that can save you both time and cash. More...
Card add-on products stage a comeback
Credit card add-on services such as payment and ID theft protection are expected to rebound from regulators' smackdown. More...
Expert advice

Stop dancing the debt shuffle
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
With $55,000 in debt, borrowing from a life insurance policy may appear attractive, but will it really solve your money problems? More...
Why stealing your dead BFF's identity is wrong
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
Her best friend dies, so she "offers" to help the widower by doing his finances, but then applies for credit in her dead friend's name. More...
Debt pay-off choices: Less now or a lot later
'Let's Talk Credit' expert Jane McNamara
You can save now by paying an old debt at a discount, but consider your credit over the long run before making up your mind.
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Is using 401(k) to pay card debt smart?
'New Frugal You' expert Gary Foreman
When debt becomes unbearable, 401(k) money looks tempting. Before you take it or borrow against it, know the consequences.
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Blogs

Employer credit checks draw attention from states
Unemployment and money struggles go hand in hand. So is it fair for employers to check applicants' credit? States are increasingly saying maybe not. More...
The gotcha-cha gives way to new step
"Simple" and "transparent" may not be the first words you'd use to describe credit cards. But that may be changing. More...
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National Average 14.93%
Business 12.98%
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Balance Transfer 12.59%
Cash Back 14.13%
Reward 14.72%
Bad Credit 23.64%
Airline 14.63%
Student 13.16%
Instant Approval 15.49%

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