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Weekly newsletter: Nov. 21, 2013
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How to ask for
a credit limit increase
If you want to raise the ceiling on how much you can charge, you're at the mercy of the card issuer, so have your arguments ready ... More
GAO: Our privacy needs to be protected from data collectors
Data collectors sell our buying preferences, investments, ailments, favorite sports, hobbies and political leanings -- and need to be reined in ... More
Gift cards 2013: Reload, please
Our exclusive survey of the top gift card sellers shows this year they'd really like you to register your card and reload it. And reload it again ... More
‘Let's Talk Credit’ by Jane McNamara
Credit-building tips
before renting a home
Landlords commonly check the credit history of potential renters; knowing and polishing yours can hand you the keys to a new home. More...
‘To Her Credit’ by Sally Herigstad
Debt judgment threatens
future inheritance
When expecting an inheritance after having a judgment placed against you for unpaid debt, does that money automatically go to creditors?   More...
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Using your card for
fast cash is costly
Sometimes a cash advance from your credit card can be a lifesaver, but high fees, interest charges make them costly for routine cash flow fixes.  More...
Blog: Taking Charge
Rate Report
Get ready for increased bank fees
The Wall Street Journal reports that small lenders, including regional banks and credit unions, are cautiously increasing fees on a variety of services in order to make up for lost revenue.  More...
The Coin: A card to end all cards
Guys, do you long for relief from years of sitting atop a leather-bound lump of credit cards? Ladies, are you sick of fumbling through that plastic vault of Visas shoved willy-nilly into your wallet or purse? Behold the coin, a device that can reduce the amount of plastic you carry around.  More...
Credit card rate report
As of 11/21/2013
National Average
15.06%
Business
12.98%
Low Interest
10.46%
Balance Transfer
12.55%
Cash Back
14.62%
Reward
14.91%
Bad Credit
23.48%
Airline
14.51%
Student
13.27%
Instant Approval
28.00%