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EMV switch won't eliminate travel woes
As issuers roll out chip cards in the U.S., they're opting for chip-and-signature technology, rather than the chip-and-PIN standard used in many other countries ... (See More)
Retailers push system to rival Apple Pay and other mobile wallets
Two drugstore chains switched off support for Apple Pay, as a group of big retailers gets behind a rival system for checkout smartphone payments ... (See More)
Teach your teens about these 6 scams
You've alerted your teen to many dangers lurking in the world, but have you ever had a talk about how to avoid being scammed? ... (See More)
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Negotiation is key for defaulted student loan
When a private student loan is in default, bringing the loan current may require a lump-sum payment as well as written proof of what you can afford to pay. More...
‘Cashing In’ by Tony Mecia
Rules for baggage perks might have exceptions
Airline reward cards allow free checked bags for the cardholder only under certain circumstances, but ticket agents sometimes offer flexibility. More...
‘To Her Credit’ by Sally Herigstad
Balance transfer impact on your credit score
Moving a high-interest card balance to a lower-interest card you already have shouldn't hurt your score, but there are other issues to consider. More...
TAKING CHARGE Blog
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Money lessons from a medical bill snafu
"Studies show that paying cash can save you money compared to paying by credit card. But a recent bill from my daughter's chiropractor reminded me that, as with every rule, there are exceptions," writes blogger Karen Queen ...  More...
Terms to look out for in card agreements
The majority of consumers are more afraid of falling victim to a retail data breach than getting burglarized, mugged or even murdered, according to a new Gallup survey ... More...
Credit card rate report
As of 10/30/2014
National Average
15.09%
Low Interest
10.37%
Business
12.85%
Balance Transfer
12.82%
Student
13.24%
Cash Back
14.98%
Reward
15.07%
Airline
15.46%
Bad Credit
22.73%
Instant Approval
28.00%