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Shared accounts: Know the difference
Joint account, co-signer or guarantor? Your liability for shared debt could vary greatly depending upon the type of account you choose. More...
Should you charge that new pet?
Pet regret? If you put that new furry friend on plastic, you may be able to get a refund, but it depends on where you bought it and what went wrong. More...
Young ID theft victims get help with new rule
The Social Security Administration considers easing rules for replacing stolen SSNs for those 13 and younger, who are often ID theft targets. More...
How to pick a bankruptcy attorney
After struggling to pay your debts, you're ready to consider bankruptcy. It's time to contact a lawyer, but how do go about picking a good one? More...
Expert advice

Wife on the hook for hubby's student loans
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
A wife co-signed her husband's student loans, which he defaulted on when he lost his job. Should she pay off the balance or not?
Credit-building tips for new US citizen
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
He opened a U.S. card before moving here. Now that he is a resident with an SSN, he wants to build a good credit score. More...
Doing the math to calculate retirement savings goal
'New Frugal You' expert Gary Foreman
Everyone's retirement plans are different, but with just a bit of math, you can come up with a rough idea of your savings goal.
Earn more rewards without getting a new card
'Cashing In' expert Cathleen McCarthy
The fastest way to rack up rewards is through sign-up bonuses. Beyond that, there are other ways to boost your earning potential.

Beware, financial optimists!
From payday loans to 0 percent interest periods, the financial industry has a host of products designed to profit from overoptimism. More...
Square launches faster swipe machine
Frustrated at fumbling through a Square transaction? Cue the new Square Stand, a more stable and seamless invention. More...
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(as of 5-23-2013)
National Average 14.98%
Business 12.98%
Low Interest 10.37%
Balance Transfer 12.48%
Cash Back 14.95%
Reward 14.82%
Bad Credit 23.64%
Airline 14.63%
Student 13.16%
Instant Approval 15.49%

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