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Attorneys bust 5 bankruptcy myths
Only deadbeats, cheats and crooks file for bankruptcy, right? Nothing could be further from the truth, say the folks who deal with bankruptcy day to day. More...
Singles using credit scores to filter dates
Your astrological sign? Pah. A growing number of today's singles employ a FICO filter, using credit scores to judge whether a date is responsible. More...
Private jet fliers turn to prepaid cards
Even the rich have to budget. Private jet cards that let customers cut costs and guarantee access to luxury travel on short notice have taken off. More...
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Helping a relative in debt? Be careful
'Let's Talk Credit' expert Jane E. McNamara
Yes, you can help a relative overwhelmed by debt. Help her negotiate, consolidate, but be careful about taking that debt on yourself.
6-step credit-building plan for single mom
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
A low-income, single mom in school with a baby on the way wants to handle credit wisely, but she needs a plan to avoid debt. More...
Old car debt hounds ex-wife
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
What do you do when your wages are garnished to pay for a repossessed car that was jointly owned by you and your ex?
Best bets for a hotel rewards card
'Cashing In' expert Cathleen McCarthy
If you're traveling a lot for business, a hotel rewards card can rack up free stays quickly. Check out these travelers' favorites.

Millennials less materialistic or just cash poor?
Frugality is trendy and displays of wealth are passe among young adults, say studies. But will this attitude last as today's young people grow up? More...
4 questions to ask about overdraft protection
Does the high costs of overdraft protection outweigh any embarrassment of having your card rejected? More...
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(as of 6-27-2013)
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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