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Skip the cash advance — and other weekly card news

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 23.68 That’s the average percent of interest you’ll pay if you get a cash advance from your credit card. If you need cash quick, getting a cash advance is better than selling your kidney on…
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Would you trust your card at these sketchy ATMs?

Erica Sandberg

Pity the poor ATM that’s been defaced by vandals or tagged with graffiti. The card-carrying public should shun sketchy-looking ATMs, opting instead to seek out and use a cleaner and shinier machine. Choices abound. There are about 420,000 ATMs in…
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Credit mistakes to avoid post-graduation

Sienna Kossman

Graduation season is typically filled with last-minute celebrations with friends, job applications and final, final exams. In fact, if you’re a soon-to-be college or high school graduate, building credit may be one of the last things on your mind. But…
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Starbucks gift cards are now just a text away

Taylor Tompkins

Do you have a Starbucks addiction? Do you know someone with a Starbucks addiction? Do you have an iPhone with the latest update? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, boy, are you in for a…
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Las Vegas flunks debt report card

Men’s Health put together a list of cities in its November issue with the worst personal debt, “Is Your City A Debt Trap?” and gave grades from A+ to F.
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