More credit card news | Credit card help | Credit card videos | Credit card statistics November 30, 2012
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How high will your fiscal cliff be?
If we fall off a "fiscal cliff," do you know where you would land? Here's what to do now to prepare and soften the impact of expiring tax breaks and spending cuts. More...
Calculator: Estimate your 'fiscal cliff' tax bill
6 weird credit score strategies
Some go to extremes to improve their scores, adopting tactics that can be a bit unusual. What's even odder is a few of them actually work. More...
When happy meds lead to depressing debt
Antidepressants may have an unexpected side effect: irrational shopping sprees, gambling jaunts and reckless investments. More...
Consumers using old cards for new debt
Fed report: Consumers are pulling out their cards again, but they're relying on the ones they've got rather than applying for new plastic. More...
Expert credit card advice

Mom stops Asperger adult child from getting credit
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
A 29-year-old with Asperger syndrome under her mother's care wants more freedoms, including her own credit card. More...
Can you erase co-signed loans from your reports?
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
A mom co-signed her son's student and car loans. Now she wants to get those loans off her credit reports.
Cutting a bare bones budget even further
'New Frugal You' expert Gary Foreman
If you need to cinch your belt even tighter, look again at expenses. If it doesn't feed you, heal you, house you or boost income, cut it.
Card rewards to get home for the holidays
'Cashing In' expert Cathleen McCarthy
If you plan strategically, you can start earning enough rewards points now to get that free trip home for the holidays in 2013.
Infographics and 'Taking Charge' blog

Infographic: How holiday shoppers will use rewards
Holiday shopping is a great time to rack up those card rewards, but what are consumers planning to do with them? More...
No warm fuzzies for bill collectors
While lawsuits against debt collectors are down, complaints about them have skyrocketed. More...
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Credit card rate report
(as of 11-30-2012)
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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