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6 ways to protect credit after a natural disaster
While your first priority after experiencing a life-altering tragedy may be to rebuild, ignoring your debts can hamper your recovery. More...
Beware: Risk of card data theft rises when you travel
The odds your card's data will be taken rise when you're on holiday for an obvious reason: You'll hang out at the same places cyberthieves do. More...
US finally rolling out chip card technology
Many countries have abandoned magnetic stripe cards for more secure chip technology. Now the U.S. is moving in that direction. More...
Expert advice

Divorcing? Kids don't need a money martyr
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
Sally arches her brow at what appears to be a one-sided divorce settlement that gives him the house and her the debt.
How to get a card with no credit history
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
At 21, he was turned down for a secured card. His grandfather offered to co-sign on a card, but is that his only choice? More...
If you have the choice, pay off that big debt
'Let's Talk Credit' expert Jane McNamara
When a generous uncle offers to pay your card debt, don't negotiate a settlement and ruin your credit. Pay it off and pay him back.
Will bankruptcy wipe out rewards points?
'Cashing In' expert Cathleen McCarthy
If a rewards card is frozen during bankruptcy, will you still have access to those travel points and miles you've accumulated?

Moving abroad? 7 tips from a perpetual nomad
Along with concerns about language, housing and centigrade temperatures, if you're an American abroad, you'll need to figure out local finances. More...
Credit bureaus adopt disaster-friendly practices
Lenders and credit reporting agencies take aim to protect credit ratings of folks missing payments due to natural disasters. More...
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(as of 6-13-2013)
National Average 14.95%
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Low Interest 10.37%
Balance Transfer 12.39%
Cash Back 14.85%
Reward 14.78%
Bad Credit 23.64%
Airline 14.63%
Student 13.16%
Instant Approval 28%

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