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Weekly newsletter: November 5, 2015

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Withholding a card payment is your right, but take care
Withholding a payment in a billing or product dispute is legal, but you can't just skip the paying and go on with your life. You need to take these specific steps if you want it to stick. More...
Beyond bankruptcy: What happens when you fail Chapter 13
Those who file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy are likely to fail the debt repayment plan. Understanding why, and what comes next, can help you avoid common pitfalls. More...
Card-linked offers offer additional shopping deals
Card-linked offers are automatic discounts applied when you use a certain credit card at a participating merchant. More...
‘To Her Credit’ by Sally Herigstad
Mom's Medicaid leaves no money left for debt repayment
Medicaid takes most of Mom's monthly pension. Plus, recently transferred assets may be voided by Medicaid. More...
Credit Wise by Kevin Weeks
With low-limit cards, watch credit utilization closely
Building your credit with a $300 limit card means if you buy a big-ticket item, don't wait, send in an extra payment. More...
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Great credit score means you should reap rewards
The longer you've used credit successfully, the less harm you'll do by getting some new cards. More...
Taking Charge blog
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The key to lasting love? Your credit score
Turns out that a significant key to making love last isn’t just kindness or respect. A potential paramour’s credit habits could help predict your relationship’s staying power. More...
3 ways EMV may affect holiday shopping
The U.S. is in the midst of a major payment card transition and that means some of our holiday shopping experiences may be a bit different this year. Here are three things to know about how EMV will impact seasonal retail forays. More...
Credit card rate report
As of 11/5/2015
National Average
15.01%
Low Interest
11.62%
Balance transfer
14.12%
Business
12.85%
Student
13.14%
Cash Back
15.27%
Reward
15.15%
Airline
15.14%
Bad Credit
22.73%
Instant Approval
18.00%