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Weekly newsletter: May 28, 2015

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Video: Tips for using mobile gift cards
Mobile gift cards can slim down your wallet while keeping your gift cards organized and safely password protected. They make great last-minute gifts, too. More...
Debt problems plague troops after military service ends
Returning military service members often face a barrage of personal finance problems. More...
Poll: Fraud alert false alarms common
As banks get more aggressive in combating fraud, about 7 in 10 Americans contacted about possible fraud received at least one alert in error. More...
‘Credit Wise’ by Kevin Weeks
Reporting stolen cards on someone else's behalf
If a friend or relative has lost track of credit cards, you can help in a limited way. More...
Speaking of Credit by Barry Paperno
Why credit limits aren't revealed until after you get the card
A couple of factors contribute to issuers withholding this information. More...
‘To Her Credit’ by Sally Herigstad
Finally got a zero balance? Good! Now change credit strategy
After you shed all debt, keep accounts open -- and even use one occasionally. More...
TAKING CHARGE Blog
Rate Report
Most people still don't save enough
According to the inaugural study from the J.P. Morgan Chase Institute, many people endure significant fluctuations in their monthly income and expenses, but fail to adjust their monthly spending when their income temporarily recedes. More...
'Card-cracking' fraudsters target social media savvy millennials
Using popular social platforms, scammers are soliciting individuals with schemes that promise "quick cash" if victims share personal information. It's an emerging scam known as "card cracking." More...
Credit card rate report
As of 5/28/2015
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%