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Welcome to the U.S.! Now show us your cards
International travelers who arouse suspicions when they arrive at U.S. airports, seaports and border crossings soon may have to open their wallets and allow their cards to be scanned by U.S. Customs. More...
PLUS: How the card check would work
7 money tips for stressed-out moms
With seven of 10 moms feeling overwhelmed by financial burdens, some mother's little money helpers can come to the rescue to relieve stress. More...
Gifting, budgeting drive gift card boom
Despite its reputation for being a thoughtless gift, gift cards continue to grow in popularity -- with many more offering the option to reload funds. More...
CHART: Compare the most popular gift cards
Returning vets face fiscal minefield
In addition to the loss of pay, service members coming off active duty as the military shrinks will no longer be eligible for protections under federal law. More...
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Settled debt has credit score, tax impact
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
With four credit cards in collections, a debt settlement offer may sound tempting, but watch for the credit score, tax impact. More...
Holiday shopping: Layaway or credit?
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
She wants to get a leg up on her holiday shopping, but wonders if using layaway or putting her gifts on plastic is a better choice.
Authorized user? No, you don't have to pay
'Credit Care' expert Tanisha Warner
A boyfriend who adds you as an authorized user isn't doing you any favors, especially if he defaults, since that will hurt your credit.
Dealing with an emergency room bill
'New Frugal You' expert Gary Foreman
You'll have to wrestle with the hospital bureaucracy, but these steps can help the uninsured prevent a big emergency room bill.
'Taking Charge' blogs

Where do those card receipts go?
What happens to those slips of paper bearing your name, signature and partial credit card number after you leave the cash register? More...
Startup to help stop credit report errors?
They say they have the business model to help you keep your credit clean, but will it really work? More...
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(as of 11-16-2012)
National Average 14.96%
Business 13.13%
Low Interest 10.40%
Balance Transfer 12.62%
Cash Back 14.30%
Reward 14.80%
Bad Credit 23.64%
Airline 14.63%
Student 13.31%
Instant Approval 15.49%

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