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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 Kansas couple, ages 57 and 68, had $120k worth of credit-card bills. Despite his illness, they did the honorable thing.
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