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Is a Balance Transfer Right for You?

Is a Balance Transfer Right for You?

Is a Balance Transfer Right for You?

When you’re already in financial trouble, getting a new credit card may seem impractical. And certainly opening up additional lines of credit can sometimes lead to a deeper hole of debt. On the other hand, switching your balance from one card to another can help lower your monthly expenses and buy you time to aggressively pay… Read More

The Airline Credit Card Perk You Can Share With Friends

The Airline Credit Card Perk You Can Share With Friends

The Airline Credit Card Perk You Can Share With Friends

Airfare can be expensive, with the average domestic ticket in 2013 costing $385, and that’s before fees like checked bags and premium seat assignments. For a family of four, that would average out to $1,540 on airfare alone for a domestic trip. There are many tools and websites out there to help you find the lowest-priced… Read More

Should You Sign Your Credit Card?

Should You Sign Your Credit Card?

Should You Sign Your Credit Card?

Take a close look at the back of your credit card, and you will  probably see something along the lines of “Not valid unless signed.” At the same time, there are many cardholders who believe that they should not sign their credit cards for one of several reasons. Some think signing the back of their card gives potential… Read More

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

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