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National credit card rates for April 16, 2015
Here are the average credit card rates from Bankrate's weekly survey of large banks and thrifts.
Is closing a credit card good or bad?
Canceling a credit card can impact your credit score in these four ways.
Ways thieves steal credit card data
Your credit card data can be stolen in a matter of seconds. Here's what you should watch out for.
10 states with the most credit card debt
Which state is No. 1? It'll take people there 11 years to pay off credit card debt.
10 states with the least credit card debt
Congrats, Mississippi! You have the least credit card debt. Who else makes the list?
Who sees your credit card information?
When you swipe your card, your info makes many stops before hitting your bank account.
Does purchase protection cover bad catering?
Can't stomach the bad food you received? Your credit card may not make you swallow the bill.
Should I get a credit card for emergencies?
A new credit card can be helpful in a pinch, if you use it properly.
Credit card rates for March 5, 2015
Credit card rates were mixed this week.
Carry a balance on 0 percent interest card?
It's tempting to revolve a balance on a zero interest card, but it could hurt your credit score.
Options for paying your tax bill
If you owe the IRS, you have several options for paying. But watch the fees.
Credit Hack: Pay off remaining holiday debts
Hurry up and pay off that holiday debt so you can keep your credit score in check.
How to avoid foreign-transaction fees
When traveling, which is better: charging your credit card in dollars or local currency?
8 wacky credit card rewards
Have a stockpile of rewards points? Here are some creative ways to use them.
Slow your spending with cash?
Try using cash instead of debit and credit cards to see how much money you can save.
Is trying to get a perfect credit score worth it?
Sure, an 850 credit score is perfect -- but would it get you a better rate?
5 must-haves of premium credit cards
Hey, big spender: Your unlimited credit line should come with more than a fat annual fee.
The next big thing in elite credit cards
Invite-only credit cards will offer bigger incentives -- and did someone say glass credit cards?
5 common consumer data breach misconceptions
EMV chips aren't a cure-all for data breaches. Be smart when it comes to protecting your info.
Will prioritizing payments raise credit score?
For best credit score results, consider how close you are to your credit card's limit.
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