The remarkable monthly increase seems to reverse a 3-year trend, as card companies loosen standards and troll for new customers.
The first general-purpose credit cards were made of paper and had a credit limit of $300. My, how things have changed.
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A new study also shows that, despite predictions to the contrary, the Credit CARD Act has been good for consumers.
Health care credit cards put a pretty face on the price of plastic surgery and other elective medical procedures, but they come with risks, and they aren't your only option.
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