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6 Credit Card Lies You Should Tell Yourself

6 Credit Card Lies You Should Tell Yourself

6 Credit Card Lies You Should Tell Yourself

There is probably only one person in the world that you should ever lie to — yourself. Forcing yourself to believe a small lie can be an effective way to help you make smart decisions. For example, pretending that there’s a police car around every corner might be a great way to avoid speeding tickets. Likewise, there are… Read More

Men or Women: Who’s More Responsible With Credit Cards?

Men or Women: Who’s More Responsible With Credit Cards?

Men or Women: Who’s More Responsible With Credit Cards?

Stating the obvious: Men and women often approach things differently. Credit card spending is no exception. A similar share of men and women carry balances on their credit cards — 18% of men and 19% of women responded to a BMO Harris survey saying they always carry a balance, but that’s just about the extent… Read More

5 Store Credit Cards That Are Worth It

5 Store Credit Cards That Are Worth It

5 Store Credit Cards That Are Worth It

Shoppers who are in a hurry to pay for goods and move on may find it frustrating to be constantly asked to apply for a store credit card. In some cases, store credit cards are not a good deal. Sure, you might get a small discount off of your first purchase after being approved, but you often end… Read More

The New Apple Rewards Credit Card: Should You Bite?

The New Apple Rewards Credit Card: Should You Bite?

The New Apple Rewards Credit Card: Should You Bite?

Apple is the world’s strongest brand, worth over $124 billion. While this is more than twice as much as the next-most valuable brand, credit card experts have always wondered why it hasn’t offered a rewards credit card to leverage this market strength. Apple and Barclaycard have just released the new Barclaycard Visa with Apple Rewards that finally offers… Read More

5 Habits of Highly Effective Credit Card Users

5 Habits of Highly Effective Credit Card Users

5 Habits of Highly Effective Credit Card Users

Everyone starts out as a beginning credit card user at some point. Later, as we start to get the hang of managing our accounts, we end up at sort of an intermediate level. Most of us are satisfied to be proficient, but some credit card users strive to take their credit card usage to the next level…. Read More

Can You Pay a Credit Card With a Credit Card?

Can You Pay a Credit Card With a Credit Card?

Can You Pay a Credit Card With a Credit Card?

Tight on cash and worried about how you’ll make your credit card payment this month? Waiting for a commission check, tax refund or insurance settlement so you can pay off bills? Or are you trying to use your credit card to pay for as much as possible so you can earn reward points or cash back? … Read More

4 Often-Overlooked Credit Card Perks

4 Often-Overlooked Credit Card Perks

4 Often-Overlooked Credit Card Perks

Life is full of little problems that should be solvable. Like things tend to break right after the warranty expires. And those times when you desperately need some piece of information, but you don’t have Internet service. What about when you need to make a return, but just missed the cutoff for the store’s return policy? It turns out that there… Read More

5 Credit Cards for Beginners

5 Credit Cards for Beginners

5 Credit Cards for Beginners

Your first bicycle probably had training wheels, and the first vehicle you drove likely wasn’t an exotic sports car. So what kind of credit card should you get if you haven’t used one before? Credit cards can be powerful and complex financial instruments, so it is important that new cardholders choose products best suited to their needs…. Read More

Are the New, ‘Safer’ Credit Cards Already Vulnerable?

Are the New, ‘Safer’ Credit Cards Already Vulnerable?

Are the New, ‘Safer’ Credit Cards Already Vulnerable?

A recent Gallup survey found that 69% of Americans worry “frequently” or “occasionally” about having a credit card compromised by computer hackers. It’s not shocking. Consumers are becoming more educated on the topic, and financial institutions are beginning to do more to combat fraud, including introducing new types of credit cards. One example of the… Read More

5 Scary Credit Card Surprises

5 Scary Credit Card Surprises

5 Scary Credit Card Surprises

As the leaves fall, and the days grow shorter, ’tis the season for all sorts of ghosts, ghouls and zombies to roam the neighborhood in search of fright and fun. Yet for some people, the scariest person to visit their house this fall will the mail carrier, due to the surprises that may be lurking in… Read More

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