Chapter 37. Credit cards


“Who is going to believe a con artist? Everyone, if she’s good.”

 --Andy Griffith as Matlock

It isn’t uncommon for you to receive a notice for a credit card that seems to say that you’ve been preapproved (whatever that may mean) for a credit card that may provide you with a low interest rate, a high credit limit, and an incredible rewards program. In fact, it may promise just about anything. The truth is, the preapproval letter actually is just an invitation to apply for a credit card at an interest rate that will be determined later depending on your credit report and credit history.

When you actually receive a credit card after responding to the “preapproved” application, you should make it a point to carefully read the ...

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