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Weekly newsletter: September 10, 2015

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You did WHAT to pay off your debt?
From selling plasma to leaving the country, these unusual debt payoff stories should inspire you. More...
3 questions to ask before refinancing student loans
As the amount of student loan debt continues to rise, borrowers weigh the risks and benefits of refinancing. More...
Your rights if you overpay your bill
Your money is protected by federal banking rules, but getting it back requires effort, and a big overpayment can trigger a fraud investigation. More...
‘Speaking of Credit’ by Barry Paperno
5 questions every authorized user should ask
"Piggybacking" is usually a credit-boosting gift, but think it through. More...
Credit Wise by Kevin Weeks
Basics of minimum payments
If your minimum payment is $50 but you owe $25, just pay the $25. More...
‘Opening Credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Credit score impact of store card financing deals
Financing a big-ticket item short-term shouldn't have long-term impact. More...
Blog and infographic
Rate Report
Stop bashing millennials' poor credit scores
Are there things millennials could be doing better regarding credit? Definitely. But it's not surprising that millennials’ credit isn’t as good as that of older, more financially experienced individuals. More...
Infographic: We underestimate our credit card debt
We accurately recall other types of debt, but not card debt, says a newly updated Federal Reserve report. More...
Credit card rate report
As of 9/10/2015
National Average
15.00%
Low Interest
11.62%
Balance transfer
14.12%
Business
12.85%
Student
13.14%
Cash Back
15.27%
Reward
15.14%
Airline
15.10%
Bad Credit
22.73%
Instant Approval
18.00%