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Use a card or lose it: What would you do?

John Egan

Earlier this year, the issuer of one of my credit cards threatened me: Use your card, or we’re going to cancel your account. Generally speaking, I don’t take kindly to threats, particularly from profit-seeking businesses. But in this case, I…
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Why I’ve soured on a sweet credit card offer

John Egan

An appealing credit card offer recently showed up in my mailbox, but I’m taking a pass. Why? The offer, from the company that provides my auto and renter’s insurance (come to find out, the insurer owns a card-issuing bank) invites…
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Higher Nordstrom credit limit won’t lead me to splurge

John Egan

Yippee! Nordstrom, the high-end retail chain, just bumped up the credit limit on my Nordstrom credit card from $800 to $2,800, a 250 percent hike. However, I don’t know that this is much cause for celebration. Sure, I’m flattered –…
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How much higher can card interest rates go?

Kelly Dilworth
How much higher can card interest rates go?

As average credit card APRs continue to break records, some cardholders may be wondering how much higher credit card interest rates can go. Over the past 10 years, the average APR for new credit card offers has climbed from 13.15…
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