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Credit News Roundup: Average credit card interest rates up (slightly) from last year

You may have read about a report from TransUnion last month that said both average credit debt and delinquency payments had swelled slightly from the same period last year. In the midst of the biggest shopping season of the year, the average American is carrying close to $5000 in credit card debt. That's up 5% from last year. (Delinquency payments are only slightly on the rise, from 0.71 to 0.75 this year.)

New airline miles credit cards for 2013 give consumers more options heading into the new year

A slew of travel rewards credit cards have hit the market over the past couple of weeks, giving consumers even more options as 2012 becomes 2013. Granted, "new" is a bit of a misnomer since the airline miles credit cards recently released are actually upgraded versions of past offers.

If credit debt is making you a Grinch this Christmas, here's how to get back in the holiday spirit

We know we've been harping on the holiday topics as of late, and we promise we'll take a break soon, but in the meantime there's all kinds of interesting stats coming out regarding the holidays - and holiday debt - that we just had to address.

3 Airline Miles Credit Cards with NO Blackout Dates

Now that Thanksgiving (and the busiest travel day of the year) have come and gone, there's a good chance that you recently cashed in all those miles you saved up over the past year on your holiday getaway. To those who thought ahead, planned accordingly and enjoyed a drama-free holiday — travel-wise, anyway — we salute you!

How to Stay Safe Using Credit Cards this Holiday

About the Author: Kasey Steinbrinck is a former TV producer and newspaper reporter who now writes about personal finance and consumer news for The CheckAdvantage Blog. CheckAdvantage offers an affordable alternative to ordering business and personal checks from your financial institution.

Want to repair your credit score? Here are 3 tips to get organized

If you’re looking to improve your less than perfect credit score (and kudos to you for taking a step in the right direction), we know that it can be hard to figure out where to begin. Like, really hard.

Discover More Card extends 5x Cashback Bonus to all online shopping during the holidays

Cyber Monday - the online shopping alternative to Black Friday - is a little over two weeks away. (November 26th, to be exact.) However, credit card companies are already adding incentives to get you to shop online and, more specifically, at their online retail sites. Many credit card companies offer great discounts and cash back incentives when you shop through their online retail website, and in most cases they've partnered with hundreds of prominent brands to make your cash back rewards worthwhile. But with so many great deals shaping up for Cyber Monday, credit card issuers like Discover have taken an extra shape towards getting you to buy online this holiday season.

5 Credit Cards with Annual Fees Worth Paying

If you're a regular on Creditnet, then you know that we've never been a big fan of annual fees. And who can blame us? With so many credit cards on the market today that skip the arbitrary once-a-year fee, why would you opt for a card that you have to pay to keep in your wallet? As it turns out, some of the most lucrative credit cards available require an annual fee. In some cases, paying the annual fee is well worth the benefits you'll enjoy as a cardholder, and the annual fee will pay for itself over the course of the year (and then some). However, these excellent annual fee credit cards can be hard to find, and their rewards hard to judge. So, we decided to introduce you to five credit cards with annual fees worth paying. In no particular order, these are the credit cards we would consider paying to keep in our wallet...

Why College Students Should Get a Credit Card

The debate over whether or not college students should own a credit card is certainly a sensitive one. Some would say it's simply madness for a college student – with so much temptation to spend, yet little financial literacy and no solid income – to have a student credit card.

Ask Our Readers: Tell us how Hurricane Sandy affected you in a credit-related way

First off, we would be remiss if we didn't send our condolences and best wishes to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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