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5 Credit Card Tricks for Your Best Summer Ever

5 Credit Card Tricks for Your Best Summer Ever

5 Credit Card Tricks for Your Best Summer Ever

If you haven’t started to plan your summer vacation yet, this is a great time to take account of any credit card rewards points you might’ve accrued and how you can apply them to your trip. Those points, miles and cash back can add up to some major cost savings. And if you don’t have any rewards... Read More

U.S. Bank Has 2 New Rewards Credit Cards

U.S. Bank Has 2 New Rewards Credit Cards

U.S. Bank Has 2 New Rewards Credit Cards

Anyone shopping around for a credit card this summer has a lot of new choices at their disposal. Case in point: U.S. Bank announced on Monday that it’s now offering two new co-branded American Express credit cards. The U.S. Bank Cash 365 American Express Card is a cash back credit card that mirrors other new entrants... Read More

I Have Too Many Credit Cards. What Can I Do?

I Have Too Many Credit Cards. What Can I Do?

I Have Too Many Credit Cards. What Can I Do?

Besides the obvious fact that there are only so many credit cards you can squeeze into your wallet, there are times when you might consider paring down or simplifying the credit cards you carry. Before You Close a Card… Before you start cutting up cards and calling issuers to close your accounts, there are some... Read More

3 Ways a Credit Card Can Improve Your Credit Score

3 Ways a Credit Card Can Improve Your Credit Score

3 Ways a Credit Card Can Improve Your Credit Score

Credit cards are convenient and can provide more flexibility in your monthly spending, but they’re also great for establishing and improving your credit. You probably already know that using a credit card carefully and paying your bill on time without fail can build your credit score, which is increasingly necessary to rent an apartment, buy... Read More

When Should I Get My Next Credit Card?

When Should I Get My Next Credit Card?

When Should I Get My Next Credit Card?

Timing can be everything. When it comes to making some purchases, you will want to wait until an item goes on sale or at least act before its price jumps. And when you replace some things, you will want to wait until you’ve gotten as much useful life out of the product as you can... Read More

Can Asking for a Higher Credit Card Limit Increase My APR?

Can Asking for a Higher Credit Card Limit Increase My APR?

Can Asking for a Higher Credit Card Limit Increase My APR?

Your credit card limit can have a huge impact on your credit score, because one of the most important factors in credit scoring is how much of your available credit you use. As such, requesting a credit-limit increase is an often-cited tip for improving your credit score (assuming you don’t also increase your credit card... Read More

6 Ways to Avoid Getting Rejected for a Credit Card

6 Ways to Avoid Getting Rejected for a Credit Card

6 Ways to Avoid Getting Rejected for a Credit Card

It can hurt to have your credit card application rejected. Not only will you be denied an account with the line of credit, rewards or benefits that you had hoped for, but it can feel like the card issuer has judged your entire financial worth, and found you unfit. Thankfully, there are many parts of... Read More

Want the New Citi Costco Card? Here’s What You Should Know

Want the New Citi Costco Card? Here’s What You Should Know

Want the New Citi Costco Card? Here’s What You Should Know

As of Monday, the Costco Anywhere Visa Card and Costco Anywhere Visa Business Card, both issued by Citi, replaced the TrueEarnings Card from Costco and American Express as the retailer’s rewards credit cards. Replacement cards have been sent to existing TrueEarnings cardholders since May, but prospective customers can now apply for the new Citi cards online. (Full Disclosure: Citibank, American Express, Bank... Read More

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