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4 ways to build credit without a credit card
If you want to start building credit but don't want to get a credit card, or simply can't, don't give up. You have other options to build a credit profile. More... 
Better off broke: Why some choose to be poor
Not everyone craves a high-powered job, big house and luxury vacations. In fact, some choose to both earn and spend far below their capability. More... 
5 things people fail to budget for
If you're always running out of cash, chances are that you're forgetting key expenses. More... 
Auto loans easier for subprime borrowers
If you have blemished credit, you can expect a hard time opening a new credit card account. But getting an auto loan? That's a smoother ride. More... 
Expert advice

Repaying mom won't help your credit score
'Let's Talk Credit' expert Jane McNamara
It's good and right to pay back loans from family members. However, those payments won't be reported to the credit bureaus. More...
Do card issuers remember your past mistakes?
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
If you defaulted on card debt years ago, what are the chances of getting a new credit card with the same issuer? More...
Elderly mom racks up card debt, check-cashing loans
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
A daughter needs to know how to help her mom who has $25,000 in card debt and is relying on check-cashing loans to get by.

Fed study finds credit, romance longevity link
According to a Fed report, the closer your FICO score matches that of your mate, the better your prospect for a long and successful marriage. More... 
A simpler way to estimate college costs?
It's still tough to pin down just how much you can expect to pay for a college education, but some new online tools are helping. More... 
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Credit card rate report
(as of 9-26-2013)
National Average   15.02%
Business   12.98%
Low Interest   10.46%
Balance Transfer   12.49%
Cash Back   14.62%
Reward   14.86%
Bad Credit   23.48%
Airline   14.51%
Student   13.27%
Instant Approval   28.00%

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