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America the credit-ful and other things to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is:  16 In a historic Rounding Numbers first, this number is unlucky for multiple reasons. The first reason is 16 percent is the average credit card APR, according to our Weekly Rate Report. Sixteen is also the number…
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Favorite travel apps from 4 travel bloggers

Dana Dratch

Travel apps can make your trip a lot easier this long July Fourth weekend – or any time you hit the road, take to the air or just explore new parts of your own city. Best of all, they take…
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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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Is this ‘tiny’ bank branch a big deal?

John Egan

The number of U.S. bank branches – places where you can transact business with an ATM or a person – is getting smaller. And some of the branches themselves are getting smaller, or at least a new one in Lexington,…
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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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