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Cards may help jilted Alfred Angelo brides recover dress costs

Jeff Herman

Brides jilted by the sudden closing of Alfred Angelo stores likely have a better chance of getting their money back if they put their wedding gowns on their credit cards. That may be little comfort for soon-to-be-wed women who may…
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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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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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Don’t let your credit take a backseat in your relationship

Kelly Dilworth

It can be tempting in a relationship to let your partner handle all your loans and bills,  but this could wind up costing you money in the long run. If you’re applying for a major loan, such as a mortgage, you…
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Card APRs will rise quickly after Fed rate hike

Matt Schulz
Card APRs rise quickly after rate hike

How quickly will they hit you? Once the Fed acts, your card agreement spells it out, and there are variations between banks. Some will act superfast, others will grant customers a brief reprieve.
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