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Retailer beacons raise privacy issues
Retailers increasingly are using electronic beacons that track smartphones to improve service and offer customized deals. But the technology also raises privacy concerns ... (See More)
2014 CreditCards.com Penalty Rate Survey: The price of being late
When it comes to managing caregiving costs for a loved one among family members, credit cards can help, but only if everyone plays by the rules ... (See More)
Use of reloadable cards surging among millennials
Young consumers with good credit are increasingly taking on credit cards, while those with bad credit are taking on less, according to a TransUnion study ... (See More)
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Shared card leads to collection mess after a bankruptcy
When Dad declared bankruptcy, the debt collectors shifted their attention to his daughter to collect a $3,600 balance on the credit card they shared. More...
‘Cashing In’ by Tony Mecia
Cash-advance PIN doesn't make all EMV cards 'chip-and-PIN'
Today's cards may have two types of PINs: one to complete a purchase at an EMV chip-and-PIN terminal, the other that allows you to get cash advances at ATMs. More...
‘To Her Credit’ by Sally Herigstad
Have a balance transfer financial strategy
Yes, comparison shop for low rates and fees, but more importantly, know how a balance transfer will fit into your financial big picture. More...
TAKING CHARGE Blog
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Social media pressures new parents to spend more
According to the parenting website, BabyCenter.com, many new moms are bluffing about their financial circumstances on the Web and posting pictures, status updates and videos that make them seem wealthier than they actually are ...  More...
How famed authors would have written a Fed statement
The Federal Reserve's policy announcements are written so densely that, according to a new research paper, it takes a grad school education to understand their prose. What if great writers wrote it instead? ... More...
Credit card rate report
As of 11/13/2014
National Average
15.00%
Low Interest
10.37%
Balance transfer
12.82%
Business
12.85%
Student
13.14%
Cash Back
14.98%
Reward
14.95%
Airline
15.46%
Bad Credit
22.73%
Instant Approval
23.33%