Why Interest Rates Matter

Anybody can lend money, but typically lenders are banks, credit companies like Visa, MasterCard and American Express, or retail stores that offer an in-store credit card.  The rate of interest that is charged by these lenders can vary widely depending on the type of loan, the credit history of the person (business) applying for the …

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Interest You Earn Is Weightier Than Interest You Save

Over $5,700 per household, that’s the new average for credit card debt in this country.  And the average rate of interest being charged for that credit card debt is now 17.14%!  But credit card debt doesn’t even cast a shadow compared to student loan debt.  Debt incurred for an education has now surmounted to $1.5 …

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