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Weekly newsletter: September 3, 2014
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Can you charge your next car?
Swiping a card to buy a car could give you consumer protections and perks. But most dealers hate plastic, so you might have to wheel and deal ... (See More)
Payment options for legal marijuana businesses
Eager to profit from the fast-growing, legal cannabis market, some entrepreneurs are offering new payment approaches, but it is too soon to tell how they'll hold up ... (See More)
Data breach protection: 10 tips
When your card data may have been stolen by hackers in a data breach, it's no time to panic, but do be vigilant and ready to take action if unauthorized charges show up ... (See More)
‘Opening credits’ by Erica Sandberg
Preparing your cards for overseas travel
Planning a trip abroad? Make sure your card (and a backup card) has EMV chip technology, no foreign transaction fees and notify your issuer of your plans. More...
‘Cashing In’ by Tony Mecia
Should I 'boost' my frequent flier miles for an upcoming trip?
Airlines offer travelers the chance to buy miles at a discounted rate, but using cards or shopping portals can prove to be a better value. More...
‘To Her Credit’ by Sally Herigstad
Wrong account info doesn't absolve debt responsibility
If your card account lists an incorrect Social Security number as yours, that doesn't give you a free pass on paying any debt you've racked up. More...
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EMV cards don't make your data safer -- yet
If your credit card issuer has already sent you a new card featuring a metallic square on its face, congrats. You're ready for the national shift to EMV. In fact, you may be more prepared than the majority of U.S. retailers.  More...
4 tips for saving on baby costs
Soon after my husband and I found out we were expecting, I drew up a list of "must-have" baby items. When I added everything up, I was shocked: the items rang in at nearly $2,000 -- not including diapers and clothes. More...
Credit card rate report
As of 9/3/2014
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%