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Is sharing your credit card ever OK?
Have you ever lent your credit card to a relative or friend to make a purchase on your behalf? Most times, these actions are harmless, but sometimes they can backfire. More...
Broke at Big U? Short-term college loans may help
Many colleges offer loans up to $1,000 at little or no interest. For students short on cash while they wait for financial aid, the loans can be a life saver. More...
Buying legal marijuana with plastic still banned
The new easing of federal enforcement of marijuana laws doesn't lift a ban on credit cards being used at legal pot dispensaries. More...
Video: Options for paying high vet bills
When a pet is sick, you'd do anything to make them better. But what if cash is short? Pet care credit cards may become your new best friend. More...
Expert advice

Help! Mom racked up a $40,000 card debt
'Let's Talk Credit' expert Jane McNamara
A mother who has been supplementing Social Security by taking cash advances needs a financial intervention -- and a budget. More...
Rebuilding your credit as an authorized user
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
Becoming an authorized user on a spouse's card can help rebuild your credit, but you need to be committed to using the card wisely. More...
Student loan repayment troubles? Don't delay
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
If a student loan ends up in default, your options for repayment become limited, and get worse after wage garnishment.

Does shopping in high heels save you money?
Study: Rather than reach for the priciest item or the cheapest, shoppers trying to keep their balance tend to split the difference. More...
The days of baby bonds are bygone
In a nod to tradition, I wanted to give my new nephew something fiscally relevant and easy to buy: a savings bond. Turns out, savings bonds are neither. More...
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(as of 9-5-2013)
National Average 14.99%
Business 12.98%
Low Interest 10.46%
Balance Transfer 12.41%
Cash Back 14.51%
Reward 14.82%
Bad Credit 23.48%
Airline 14.51%
Student 13.27%
Instant Approval 28.00%

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