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The Credit Mistake 80% of People Under 50 Are Making

The Credit Mistake 80% of People Under 50 Are Making

The Credit Mistake 80% of People Under 50 Are Making

Credit cards can be great for building, maintaining and even improving your overall credit. But when overused, hefty balances can be quite detrimental. Unfortunately, the average cardholder under the age of 52 appears to be carrying big balances, or, more specifically, using an average of 80% of their available credit. That was the finding of a recent TransUnion... Read More

What Happens If I Don’t Sign My Credit Card?

What Happens If I Don’t Sign My Credit Card?

What Happens If I Don’t Sign My Credit Card?

If you look at the back of your credit card, you’ll see the small print that tells you your credit card isn’t valid unless it’s signed. And that isn’t just a recommendation — card issuers want you to sign it for your protection. “We think it’s a good practice for customers to sign the back... Read More

5 Credit Card Tips for Busy Moms

5 Credit Card Tips for Busy Moms

5 Credit Card Tips for Busy Moms

It can be hard being a mother — getting everyone to school on time, wrangling homework assignments and giving each kid some love and attention (often while juggling a career). Adding personal finance management to a mom’s never-ending to-do list can make the daily list that much longer. This is especially true when it comes to managing credit cards.... Read More

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Cash-Back Credit Card

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Cash-Back Credit Card

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Cash-Back Credit Card

Cash-back credit cards are a great way to receive an effective discount on all of your purchases, but they are often not as simple as they appear. Many cash-back cards can be a challenge to use because they offer different rates of return for different types of purchases, or have limits on the amount of cash... Read More

Need Beyoncé Tickets? AmEx & Uber Are Giving Some Away

Need Beyoncé Tickets? AmEx & Uber Are Giving Some Away

Need Beyoncé Tickets? AmEx & Uber Are Giving Some Away

Getting tickets to Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour has been harder than getting to the bottom of the “Becky with the good hair” controversy. Most of the shows are sold out. Unless you want to stand alone at one of the shows that still has available tickets, you’re going to have to shell out a couple... Read More

5 Credit Cards for Retirees

5 Credit Cards for Retirees

5 Credit Cards for Retirees

You’ve put your time in at work, and now you’re ready to retire and relax. Nevertheless, you may still need the security and convenience of a credit card, as well as the rewards and benefits that you’ve grown accustomed to. Thankfully, you can still qualify for a credit card, even if you’re no longer employed... Read More

5 Credit Cards You Can Get While You’re Still in College

5 Credit Cards You Can Get While You’re Still in College

5 Credit Cards You Can Get While You’re Still in College

Credit card use in college can be both risky and full of opportunities. As young adults with limited experience managing their own personal finances, college students risk incurring debt that can take years to pay off, while potentially incurring costly late fees and penalty interest rates if they miss a payment. But credit cards also offer... Read More

How the ‘Faster’ Chip Credit Cards Actually Work

How the ‘Faster’ Chip Credit Cards Actually Work

How the ‘Faster’ Chip Credit Cards Actually Work

You know how that new chip credit card your bank sent you seemingly takes forever to process while you’re paying at a register? Visa is trying to speed things up. The network announced earlier this week that it is rolling out new technology — billed as the Quick Chip —  that enables cardholders to dip and... Read More

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