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Will More Credit Cards Help Me Build Credit Faster?

Will More Credit Cards Help Me Build Credit Faster?

Will More Credit Cards Help Me Build Credit Faster?

If a credit card can help you build credit, then can having more cards help you build credit faster? It’s a question we’ve heard from a few people recently. A woman I’ll call “Lois” reached out to us on Facebook. She says she’s careful with her finances, and even though she has credit cards, she… Read More

Can You Cancel a Credit Card & Avoid the Annual Fee?

Can You Cancel a Credit Card & Avoid the Annual Fee?

Can You Cancel a Credit Card & Avoid the Annual Fee?

Rewards credit card users love earning valuable points, miles and cash back with their cards, but they hate the annual fees that many of the top cards require. Naturally, many are left to wonder if there is a way to close their account after getting their rewards to avoid paying its annual fee. In fact, the annual… Read More

It’s Getting Easier to Get a Credit Card With Bad Credit

It’s Getting Easier to Get a Credit Card With Bad Credit

It’s Getting Easier to Get a Credit Card With Bad Credit

Consumers with below-average credit scores have had an easier time getting credit cards in the last few years, compared to the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis when credit availability was very limited. Still, credit availability remains below pre-recession and recession levels, according to a report from the American Bankers Association: There were 330 million outstanding credit… Read More

How Does Chip & PIN Actually Work?

How Does Chip & PIN Actually Work?

How Does Chip & PIN Actually Work?

Perhaps you’ve recently noticed a gold or silver colored metallic square on the front of your newest credit cards. It looks kind of cool and futuristic, but how does it work? Of course, what you are looking at is a microchip that is often referred to as an EMV smart chip. EMV stands for Europay, MasterCard… Read More

How to Find the Right Credit Card for You

How to Find the Right Credit Card for You

How to Find the Right Credit Card for You

Great reward options or low interest rates? Yes, those could be great credit card options. But there are a few other things to consider before you start charging. Deciding on the right credit card for you includes assessing several criteria including your personal spending style, credit limits, fees and penalties in addition to interest rates and incentives…. Read More

There Could Be Something Hidden Inside Your New Debit Card

There Could Be Something Hidden Inside Your New Debit Card

There Could Be Something Hidden Inside Your New Debit Card

If you have a Bank of America debit card, you might soon get an upgraded piece of plastic. While many Bank of America credit cards are already enabled with chip-and-PIN technology, the company announced Sept. 30 that all its new and reissued debit cards will contain integrated circuit cards also known as chips. Given the rate… Read More

Can You Triple Dip on Your Travel Rewards?

Can You Triple Dip on Your Travel Rewards?

Can You Triple Dip on Your Travel Rewards?

Every airline and hotel chain will offer their customers rewards points and miles for their reservation. And when travelers have their co-branded credit card, they can earn additional rewards for their reservation, or “double dip.” But can you do more — can you “triple dip” on travel rewards? To have a chance at triple dipping, travelers need… Read More

8 Credit Card Terms Everyone Should Know

8 Credit Card Terms Everyone Should Know

8 Credit Card Terms Everyone Should Know

When we think about credit cards, we think of a simple, small piece of plastic. In fact, these cards represent complex financial instruments. And to understand them, we need to know the lingo. If you use a credit card, or are thinking about applying for one, then you need to know these eight terms. 1. APR A… Read More

The Best Business Rewards Credit Cards in America

The Best Business Rewards Credit Cards in America

The Best Business Rewards Credit Cards in America

The market for small business cards is generally split between two types of products. On one hand, there are the basic business cards that have no annual fee and offer modest rewards and benefits. These cards are ideal for business users who are much more focussed on their bottom line than they are with receiving… Read More

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