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Yes, you can negotiate rewards cards' annual fees
Credit card issuers can be surprisingly receptive to cardholders who are seeking a break on their annual fees. They won't always waive them, but you may walk away with a discount or bonus points. More...
How to combat common female financial fears
Female financial professionals describe the fiscal woes women typically shoulder and how they you can manage -- or avoid -- them. More...
8 steps to fighting chargeback fraud
Credit card chargeback fraud is an ongoing problem for small businesses -- one that can have dire consequences. Though it's hard to detect, there are ways to fight back. More...
‘Credit Wise’ by Kevin Weeks
Card offer in someone else's name probably not ID theft
Keep up your guard, but sometimes junk mail is just junk mail. More...
Speaking of Credit by Barry Paperno
Getting a mortgage? Pay debts, go easy on charging
The time between getting preapproved for a mortgage and the closing date on your home is crucial -- so don't blow it by overborrowing. More...
‘Cashing In’ by Tony Mecia
Finding a single reward card for the whole family
If you want to consolidate all household charges on one statement, consider adding family as authorized users. More...
TAKING CHARGE Blog
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Beware of overspending when shopping on your smartphone
Shopping on your smartphone may be convenient, but it could also cause you to spend more than you would otherwise, according to a new study. More...
How I don't fall victim to phone scammers
"I don't trust anybody anymore -- at least not if they're calling me from a phone number I don't recognize," writes blogger Susan Ladika. More...
Credit card rate report
As of 5/21/2015
National Average
14.99%
Low Interest
11.62%
Balance transfer
14.13%
Business
12.85%
Student
13.14%
Cash Back
15.26%
Reward
15.12%
Airline
15.10%
Bad Credit
22.73%
Instant Approval
17.93%