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Trip canceled? Your card may reimburse you
How much of your trip's travel insurance is already covered by your credit card? Some cards offer reimbursements on failed travel plans ... (See More)
7 tricks retailers use to get you to spend more
It happens too often: You shop for a specific item, but end up with much more merchandise and much less in your wallet. Learn what cues to steer clear of ... (See More)
Video: How to build an emergency savings account
If you are contemplating using credit cards for emergencies, here are a few ideas for building an emergency cash fund instead of increasing your debt load ... (See More)
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Credit reports key to detecting fraud
If you suspect someone is trying to open a card account in your name, fraud alerts and credit report monitoring can stop thieves before they start stealing. More...
‘Cashing In’ by Tony Mecia
Even with high credit score, some card applicants rejected
How can someone with an 800+ FICO score be denied a new credit card? The first thing to do is ask the issuer that is denying your application. More...
‘To Her Credit’ by Sally Herigstad
Your rights if a merchant charges you, but delays shipping
You ordered your item and your card was charged, but the merchant takes forever to ship. Do you have any rights to demand faster shipping? More...
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By blinding retailers, mobile payments may boost privacy
If Apple Pay and similar mobile payment systems catch on with enough people, it will help undermine the data broker industry, which has been collecting and selling people's purchase histories for years ...  More...
Colleges should re-evaluate tuition payment policies
After blogger Sienna Kossman conducted a survey of 300 higher education institution's credit card payment policies, she concluded that it seems schools can do more to keep card payment fees lower and the convenience high ... More...
Credit card rate report
As of 10/16/2014
National Average
15.07%
Low Interest
10.37%
Business
12.80%
Balance Transfer
12.82%
Student
13.24%
Cash Back
14.98%
Reward
15.05%
Airline
15.46%
Bad Credit
22.73%
Instant Approval
28.00%