Tag: interest rates
Interest charges are the amount of money you pay for the convenience of using credit cards and taking out loans, and the amount you’ll face is directly tied to your credit rating. in this section you’ll find everything you need to know about interest rates, from how certain transactions may lead to different applied rates to how a few points difference in a rate could mean big savings for your budget.
Feb 10, 2017 | April Lewis-Parks
Today’s rates are at record highs on new credit cards, but if you haven’t checked your credit card APR lately, your personal rates may be even higher.
Dec 26, 2016 | Meghan Alard
The Fed’s interest rate hike last week doesn’t just affect your rates on new loans. Your credit card balances may be higher now, too, with increased APR.
Oct 19, 2016 | Meghan Alard
As large scale deployments come to an end, it’s essential that military families have plans in place to transition after deployment to achieve stability.
Oct 10, 2016 | Meghan Alard
The latest rate increase could impact your budget. See how much you can expect your credit card bills to increase after the new rates take effect.
Sep 30, 2016 | Meghan Alard
The average credit card interest rate is now at 15.22%. What does that mean for your ability to manage credit card debt effectively within your budget?
Sep 28, 2016 | Meghan Alard
Americans racked up more credit card debt in the second quarter of this year than any other year before. Are consumer debt levels becoming unsustainable?
Credit Cards, Debt Relief
Sep 21, 2016 | Meghan Alard
Those credit card offers you receive are more tailored to your finances than you think. Here’s the truth about how companies send offers to consumers.
Sep 16, 2016 | Meghan Alard
A study finds missed payments on a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) often lead to other delinquencies with primary mortgages and credit card debt.
Sep 14, 2016 | Meghan Alard
A new study finds most customers can’t understand credit card agreements. We explain what you’re missing and how to get up to speed with your agreement.
Sep 07, 2016 | Meghan Alard
Credit card convenience fees aren’t the only problem that comes with paying college tuition by credit card. Interest charges put you at high risk.
Credit Cards, Student Debt, Young Consumers