This week’s (un)lucky number is: 43 percent
That’s the number of cardholders who are revolving debt. The debt they’re accruing is probably more than the worth of that free plane ticket or hotel stay on a rewards card. If your credit limit is burning a hole in your pocket, maybe stick to a low-interest, plain-vanilla card.
These are the things to look forward to this week.
Digital get down: As you tend to your Black Friday wounds over some turkey sandwich leftovers, how about you load up on DNA kits to make sure these people really are your family, and you know, other Cyber Monday deals. Here are 10 Cyber Monday hacks for finding the stuff your so-called “family” wants at a price you can afford.
What you might have missed last week.
You have been voted off the island: The ultimate game of “Survivor” started this weekend over at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. On Monday, two people claimed the title as the interim head of the agency, replacing Richard Cordray, with an impending legal battle to find out who the true leader will be. Let’s just hope the court doesn’t try to decide who gets the seat by seeing who can stand on a perch for the longest time.
Hear those kettle bells ringing:
Don’t have any $1 bills to fold up into the tiniest possible sliver? No loose change from the groceries you just bought? You no longer have to feel guilty passing by that Santa-hatted volunteer ringing their bells. Salvation Army has caught up with the plastic times
Tangled in the web
Here are things from around the internet the CreditCards.com staff are reading.
American Airlines knows where you live and much, much more. –Bloomberg
At least Macy’s wasn’t hacked on Black Friday? –Reuters
Uber, however, was hacked, just not on Black Friday. –Wall Street Journal
And in other terrible app news, Russians are laundering money through that cute Airbnb cabin you love. –Fast Company
This poor man got his credit cards stolen on live TV while being very Irish. –The Sun
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