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Boost Your Blockbuster Budget: 3 Credit Cards for Movie Lovers

Boost Your Blockbuster Budget: 3 Credit Cards for Movie Lovers

Boost Your Blockbuster Budget: 3 Credit Cards for Movie Lovers

[Disclosure: Cards from our partners are reviewed below.] Movie lovers know there are few greater pleasures than watching a good cinematic adventure unfold on screen. No matter your favorite genre or preferred viewing venue, some credit cards can further enhance that experience. These cards reward movie purchases or provide access to unique film experiences, giving... Read More

Credit Cards for Bad Credit: Best of 2017

Credit Cards for Bad Credit: Best of 2017

Credit Cards for Bad Credit: Best of 2017

[DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.]  If you have bad credit, you may think you’re automatically unqualified for credit cards that offer cash back or travel rewards. For many cards, that may be true. But you’re not necessarily locked out of earning rewards completely. While most credit cards for people with poor credit... Read More

5 Credit Cards with Consistent Cash Back Rates for Every Purchase

5 Credit Cards with Consistent Cash Back Rates for Every Purchase

5 Credit Cards with Consistent Cash Back Rates for Every Purchase

[Disclosure: Cards from our partners are reviewed below.] Cash back credit cards often reward certain forms of spending more than others. But if your spending habits don’t heavily favor a specific purchase type, a card with the same cash back rate for all purchases could be the better choice. Here are five credit cards that... Read More

4 Wholesale Club Credit Cards for Savvy Shoppers

4 Wholesale Club Credit Cards for Savvy Shoppers

4 Wholesale Club Credit Cards for Savvy Shoppers

[Disclosure: Cards from our partners are reviewed below.] For the cost of an annual membership fee, wholesale clubs offer deals on groceries, gas, and more. These stores stock a much greater variety of goods than your average neighborhood supermarket or specialty retailer, and you can even order big-ticket items online. Many wholesale clubs offer their... Read More

5 Credit Cards That Offer Companion Tickets for Your Travel Buddy

5 Credit Cards That Offer Companion Tickets for Your Travel Buddy

5 Credit Cards That Offer Companion Tickets for Your Travel Buddy

[Disclosure: Cards from our partners are reviewed below.] Traveling with a companion can be a lot more fun than traveling alone. Whether your favorite travel buddy is your partner, best friend, neighbor, or life coach, you know you’ll have a great trip when they’re along for the ride. Some travel credit cards offer companion tickets,... Read More

Discover’s New Social Security Alert Feature: What Does It Do?

Discover’s New Social Security Alert Feature: What Does It Do?

Discover’s New Social Security Alert Feature: What Does It Do?

[Disclosure:  Cards from our partners are reviewed below.] Earlier this summer, Discover rolled out a free service to help protect its cardholders from identity theft. This service alerts cardholders when their Social Security numbers have been compromised and left vulnerable to criminals. This feature is a natural fit for a credit card industry that increasingly... Read More

6 Credit Cards to Help Furnish Your First Apartment

6 Credit Cards to Help Furnish Your First Apartment

6 Credit Cards to Help Furnish Your First Apartment

[Disclosure: Cards from our partners are reviewed below.] Moving into your first apartment can be both thrilling and nerve-racking. It’s exciting to get a place of your own, but you’ve got to figure out how to afford all the stuff you need to make it a home—including furniture, appliances, and décor, not to mention the... Read More

Prep for Back-to-School Lunches with These 4 Credit Cards

Prep for Back-to-School Lunches with These 4 Credit Cards

Prep for Back-to-School Lunches with These 4 Credit Cards

[Disclosure: Cards from our partners are reviewed below.] Sending your kid off to school every day with a packed lunch can feel quite rewarding. But it can also lighten your wallet, as the Snack Pack puddings and Capri Suns needed for daily lunches really add to your grocery bill over the course of the school... Read More

4 Credit Cards to Help Teachers Stock Their Classrooms

4 Credit Cards to Help Teachers Stock Their Classrooms

4 Credit Cards to Help Teachers Stock Their Classrooms

[DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are reviewed below.] As a teacher, you often go the extra mile to make your classes effective. You might stay up late grading papers, spend extra time with a struggling student, and even buy supplies and materials out of pocket for your classrooms. If you’re spending your own dough to... Read More

Worried about Your Online Information? Use a Virtual Credit Card

Worried about Your Online Information? Use a Virtual Credit Card

Worried about Your Online Information? Use a Virtual Credit Card

[Disclosure: Cards from our partners are reviewed below.] Even when online retailers strive to keep customer information safe, data breaches happen. Hackers and thieves are constantly working to gain access to your sensitive data, including credit card numbers. Data breaches are on the rise and could cost businesses $8 trillion over the next five years.... Read More

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