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I’m 27 & I’ve Never Had a Credit Card. Should I Get One?

I’m 27 & I’ve Never Had a Credit Card. Should I Get One?

I’m 27 & I’ve Never Had a Credit Card. Should I Get One?

Considering all the debt disasters young people witnessed and read about during the financial crisis, it’s unsurprising that credit cards aren’t a popular financial product among today’s 20- and 30-somethings. Several surveys of millennials have found that consumers that age are often debt-averse and favor other forms of payments over credit cards. As someone who... Read More

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Airline Credit Card

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Airline Credit Card

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Airline Credit Card

These days, most airline amenities, like lounge access, in-air meals and, even, extra personal space, require flyers to pay a fee or spring for higher airfare. Thankfully, the airlines are willing to offer many of these benefits back to their most frequent travelers, as well as those who hold their co-branded credit cards. So, if you... Read More

6 Mistakes People Make When Picking a New Credit Card

6 Mistakes People Make When Picking a New Credit Card

6 Mistakes People Make When Picking a New Credit Card

Applying for a new credit card can be very tempting. However, when choosing your credit card, it is important that you find the one that is most appropriate for you. If you don’t do your homework, you may end up paying more than you bargained for. Here are six common mistakes people make when choosing... Read More

6 Credit Card Myths That Can Keep You From Good Credit

6 Credit Card Myths That Can Keep You From Good Credit

6 Credit Card Myths That Can Keep You From Good Credit

While most Americans use credit cards (more than 160 million Americans have them), there is still a huge part of America that is unfamiliar with what it means to be a credit cardholder. Credit card issuers have a lot of information in the pages of fine print that most people don’t read (even though they should)... Read More

The Credit Card Trick That Can Help You Budget

The Credit Card Trick That Can Help You Budget

The Credit Card Trick That Can Help You Budget

Between paying rent, car insurance, student loans and credit card bills each month, plus (hopefully) finding leftover funds for groceries and nights out with friends, there’s a lot to factor in a monthly budget. While you often can’t change when you’ll see that glorious direct deposit hit your account, there is one change you can make to your... Read More

Do I Need a Chip & PIN Credit Card When I’m Abroad?

Do I Need a Chip & PIN Credit Card When I’m Abroad?

Do I Need a Chip & PIN Credit Card When I’m Abroad?

Consumers are starting to notice a growing adoption of embedded microchips in credit cards as opposed to magnetic stripes. These chips, often called EMV smart chips, have been in use in Europe and other parts of the world for more than a decade. Now that U.S. consumers are being issued cards with these chips, it would appear these cards... Read More

A Credit Card That Can Help You Invest

A Credit Card That Can Help You Invest

A Credit Card That Can Help You Invest

If you’re struggling to invest your money, or looking for a new way to do so, getting a new credit card probably doesn’t seem like the answer. But American Express and Charles Schwab recently launched two co-branded cards that could help clients bolster their investments. The Schwab Investor Credit Card from American Express lets cardholders earn an unlimited... Read More

6 Things to Know About Furniture Store Credit Cards

6 Things to Know About Furniture Store Credit Cards

6 Things to Know About Furniture Store Credit Cards

Love at first sight comes in many forms. You could, for instance, get a spark when you see your dream couch across the showroom floor. And when you find the piece of furniture you just have to have, most stores are quick to offer you one of their credit cards to help you finance the purchase.... Read More

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