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5 top excuses (and fixes) for paying bills late
Excuses abound for paying bills late, but none do you any good. We identify the top five -- and a way to overcome each one. More...
Credit report dispute process fix coming soon
In the past, all that evidence you sent to dispute a credit report error got trashed. That's about to change. More...
What's next for the Credit CARD Act?
The federal watchdog agency is reviewing the 2009 law's impact; consumer groups are urging a host of fixes, enhancements. More...
Expert advice

Dealing with an old debt, new collector
'Let's Talk Credit' expert Jane E. McNamara
When an old debt resurfaces as you're trying to make a credit comeback, do you ignore it? Negotiate? Or pay in full?
Defaulting on one card risks losing them all
'Your Business Credit' expert Elaine Pofeldt
If your business is failing and you default on several cards, the issuers of your other cards can find out and may cut you off. More...
$8,000 card debt hidden from husband
'New Frugal You' expert Gary Foreman
Whether you reveal hidden debt to your husband is up to you, but you need to stop it from growing and get a plan to pay it off.
Best debit cards for ATM withdrawals overseas
'Cashing In' expert Cathleen McCarthy
ATM fees overseas are stiff. But a few debit cards rise to the top when it comes to keeping these fees in check.

Bill would truncate Social Security numbers
A new bill would prohibit all federal, state and local agencies from displaying complete Social Security numbers to reduce ID theft. More...
Credit card data isn't above government snooping
Since the National Security Agency's controversial data collection practices were revealed, leaks have spilled about what else the agency is collecting. More...
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(as of 6-20-2013)
National Average 14.96%
Business 12.98%
Low Interest 10.37%
Balance Transfer 12.39%
Cash Back 14.85%
Reward 14.79%
Bad Credit 23.64%
Airline 14.63%
Student 13.16%
Instant Approval 28%

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