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Average credit card debt: How do you fare?
What does the average Joe owe on his credit cards? That would be $3,600. Or $7,743. Or $5,234. Or $1,098. When it comes to credit card debt, that average Joe is one elusive fellow ... (See More)
6 rules for 'card flipping'
While "flipping" cards to take advantage of promotional deals can lead to free travel and other perks, if you don't play the game correctly, you can trash your credit ... (See More)
Poll: Consumers wary of mobile payments
A CreditCards.com poll shows consumers are wary of using their cellphone to make payments. But some experts say it's only a matter of time before most do ... (See More)
‘Opening credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Best ways to manage a secured credit card
Before you apply for a secured card, it's best to know what fees will be charged and whether that card will be the best fit for your credit profile. More...
‘Cashing In’ by Tony Mecia
Premium cards can move you faster through airport security
Premium travel credit cards can help get you through security and to your gate faster but the service is not available in every airport. More...
‘To Her Credit’ by Sally Herigstad
How balance transfer cards help, hurt credit scores
Moving high-interest card debt to a 0 percent balance transfer card can help your credit scores, but only if you play by the rules. More...
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Financial perks of working through college
Working through college may put students at risk for a more expensive and longer education experience, but a part-time job after class can do more than soften the financial blow of rising tuition costs.  More...
McDonnell case a reminder to keep spending in check
After blogger Karen Queen got a new credit card, she thought of Virginia's former First Couple, Robert and Maureen McDonnell, convicted of corruption after racking up more than $90,000 in credit card debt. More...
Credit card rate report
As of 9/11/2014
National Average
15.06%
Low Interest
10.37%
Balance Transfer
12.73%
Business
12.80%
Student
13.27%
Cash Back
14.94%
Reward
15.04%
Airline
15.46%
Bad Credit
22.73%
Instant Approval
28.00%