Every business has tricks of the trade, and credit cards are no exception. Here's how they try to get you to sign up -- and how to tell which cards might be a good deal for you.
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Those marketed to Muslims, for example, don't charge interest on outstanding balances. And Chinese cards are neither MasterCard nor Visa.
A robocall says you can lower your credit card interest rate. Is it legit?
They're called '0% promotional balance transfers,' and they can save you money -- or they can drive you deeper into debt.
How does the APR on your credit card compare with those of other similar cards on the market?
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