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New Credit Card Gives Cash Back for Paying Your Bill

The BankAmericard Better Balance Rewards card, a new credit card from Bank of America, will pay you to repay them: It offers cash rewards of up to $120 a year to cardholders who pay off more than the minimum balance every month.

Visa 1Q Profit Rises 16% as Card Use Rises

Visa said Wednesday that its fiscal first-quarter profit rose 16 percent, as card use rose both in the U.S. and overseas. The San Francisco-based payments processor posted a notable 10 percent increase in U.S. credit card use. But debit card use rose just 6 percent. That's the slowest debit card growth rate in more than a year, and comes during the first three-month period that new rules were in place to limit the fees retailers pay to accept the cards.

How This Credit Card Can Stop Overspending

Americans are expected to accumulate $54 billion in credit card debt in 2011, according to a recent study. So imagine a card that you can program to control your spending -- one that actually shuts off if you blow past your monthly budget at your favorite shoe store, or sends you an alert when you eat out more than you planned.

Are You Photoshopping Your Finances?

It's one thing to use Photoshop to make your waistline look slimmer in your snapshots. Many people also take a distorted view of their finances, fooling themselves about the health of their balance sheets. Here are some common self-deceptions.

How to Dig Yourself Out of Credit Card Debt

U.S. credit card debt shrank 5% in the second quarter from a year ago, approaching 10-year lows. It's not just due to banks, which have written off uncollectible debts. Consumers have been taking control of their finances, tightening their belts and working second jobs to pay off their credit card bills.

How to Avoid Credit Card Fees on Utility Bills

It's summer, a season of warm days and scary air-conditioning bills. Want to pay your bills with plastic so you can get reward points? Well, the credit-card fees utilities charge could change your mind. SmartCharge offers some customers a way to avoid those fees.

20 Metro Areas With the Worst Credit Card Debt

Equifax has ranked the U.S. metropolitan areas that are still suffering the most from high credit card debt, and found the majority of the areas with the highest debt-to-income ratios are located in six states. But the six might not be the ones you'd guess.

Beware credit card fee-creep

It's no secret that banks and credit card issuers are looking for ways to make up the money they'll lose when both the new Federal Reserve rules on...

Fed puts kibosh on rate shenanigans

The Federal Reserve just issued more than 1,100 pages of clarifications about the the Credit CARD Act, which goes into effect next month. A handful...

How to shop for Haiti: a roundup

Thanks to the Huffington Post's shame-on-you report, credit card companies stopped taking a cut of charitable donations made to Haiti relief efforts...