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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

The Real Reasons You Were Rejected for a Credit Card

The Real Reasons You Were Rejected for a Credit Card

The Real Reasons You Were Rejected for a Credit Card

Many consumers dread being turned down for a credit card. But what you may not realize is that you actually can control a great deal of the factors that go into the credit issuer’s decision. Of course, it’s hard to get issuers to explain their criteria because it’s essentially their secret sauce, or how they do business. But after speaking... Read More

An Easy Way to Compare Annual Fee & No Annual Fee Credit Cards

An Easy Way to Compare Annual Fee & No Annual Fee Credit Cards

An Easy Way to Compare Annual Fee & No Annual Fee Credit Cards

They say you get what you pay for, but does that hold true for credit cards? Some people refuse to pay an annual fee just to have a credit card while others pay annual fees for a credit card that they feel is worth it. So which type of card is better? When deciding whether to pay an annual fee, you need to... Read More

Ally Bank Has a New Cash-Back Credit Card Too

Ally Bank Has a New Cash-Back Credit Card Too

Ally Bank Has a New Cash-Back Credit Card Too

It was a big week for cash back rewards credit cards. Wells Fargo released their cash back credit card on Wednesday and the next day Ally Bank announced the Ally CashBack credit card. The Ally CashBack card, issued by TD Bank, offers 2% cash back on eligible gas and grocery purchases and 1% cash back... Read More

The Tricks to Getting Approved for Your First Credit Card

The Tricks to Getting Approved for Your First Credit Card

The Tricks to Getting Approved for Your First Credit Card

There’s a lot to consider when applying for a credit card, especially if you’ve never had one. “New cardholders should focus on building a good credit history with their first card while avoiding taking on more credit than they can afford to repay,” Bruce McClary, the vice president of communications for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling,... Read More

4 Credit Cards With Solid Rewards All Year Long

4 Credit Cards With Solid Rewards All Year Long

4 Credit Cards With Solid Rewards All Year Long

Just as in the fashion world, there are trends in credit cards that come and go. A few years ago, there were several credit cards that offered outrageously large sign-up bonuses, and these days there are plenty of cards that offer bonus categories that change throughout the year.  But some credit card users might not... Read More

There’s Officially a Credit Card You Can Use in Cuba

There’s Officially a Credit Card You Can Use in Cuba

There’s Officially a Credit Card You Can Use in Cuba

The first U.S. credit card for use in Cuba could potentially make travel to the country easier for Americans. As CNBC reports, Pompano Beach-based Stonegate Bank in Florida has created a MasterCard, available today, that “will let U.S. travelers charge purchases at state-run businesses and a handful of private ones, mostly high-end private restaurants equipped with... Read More

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