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5 Ways to Get a Higher Credit Card Limit

5 Ways to Get a Higher Credit Card Limit

5 Ways to Get a Higher Credit Card Limit

Do you need more spending power from your credit cards? For some credit card users, a larger line of credit can be necessary to finance their purchases. And even if you avoid interest by paying off your entire statement balance, your credit limit may be insufficient for your monthly spending needs. Here are five of the best ways to… Read More

3 Student Credit Card Mistakes

3 Student Credit Card Mistakes

3 Student Credit Card Mistakes

Even though college campuses aren’t the playgrounds they used to be for card issuers recruiting customers, a lot of consumers still get their first credit cards as students. That means a lot of first-timer mistakes people make with credit cards coincide with a time in their life when they are just getting familiar with (or… Read More

What’s the Right Way to Close a Credit Card?

What’s the Right Way to Close a Credit Card?

What’s the Right Way to Close a Credit Card?

The logistics of closing a credit card are actually quite simple: Call your card issuer’s customer service phone number and request an account closure. Whether you should be closing that account is a more complicated matter, and it’s a decision during which a lot of consumers make choices based on misconceptions that could damage their… Read More

What’s the Difference Between a Charge Card & a Credit Card?

What’s the Difference Between a Charge Card & a Credit Card?

What’s the Difference Between a Charge Card & a Credit Card?

Have you ever noticed that some cards offered by major banks are not actually credit cards, but are in fact charge cards? These products look just like credit cards, and are in many ways similar, but there some important differences. With a credit card, account holders can choose to avoid interest by paying their entire month’s… Read More

5 Credit Card Mistakes Driving You Into Debt

5 Credit Card Mistakes Driving You Into Debt

5 Credit Card Mistakes Driving You Into Debt

Credit cards can be a beautiful thing. They’re easier to handle than cash, make purchasing a breeze and allow you to finance purchases. But as great a tool credit cards can be, there’s also the potential for people to get themselves into trouble. Luckily, poor credit card management really boils down to five simple mistakes… Read More

6 Credit Cards for New Grads

6 Credit Cards for New Grads

6 Credit Cards for New Grads

May is the time of year for new beginnings as students graduate from high school and college and start on their next phase of life. With this transition, many graduates will have new financial requirements as well, and may need their first credit card. Yet with hundreds of different cards offered by dozens of issuers, it… Read More

What Do I Need to Apply for a Credit Card?

What Do I Need to Apply for a Credit Card?

What Do I Need to Apply for a Credit Card?

Applying for a credit card is quite simple — it’s getting approved for one that can be difficult. You can never be certain an issuer will give you a credit card, but there are several things you can do before applying to improve your chances of approval. As far as the application goes, you could… Read More

4 Reward Credit Cards That Were Too Good to Last

4 Reward Credit Cards That Were Too Good to Last

4 Reward Credit Cards That Were Too Good to Last

Once of the biggest allures in life is scarcity, as we all want what we can’t get. In the extremely competitive world of credit cards, there have been banks that have gone a bit too far, and offered products with rewards that were so generous as to be unsustainable. In other cases, there have been some… Read More

How Do They Decide What My Credit Card Limit Should Be?

How Do They Decide What My Credit Card Limit Should Be?

How Do They Decide What My Credit Card Limit Should Be?

First you cross your fingers hoping you’ll get approved for the credit card you want. Then you cross them again hoping the credit limit will be generous enough to get you what you want. Maybe you need it to pay for some expensive dental work you have to get done. Or perhaps you are applying… Read More

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