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5 Credit Cards That Have Been Around Forever

5 Credit Cards That Have Been Around Forever

5 Credit Cards That Have Been Around Forever

Recently, American Express celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Membership Rewards program. And, while 25 years might not seem like a very long time, it’s practically an eternity in the credit card industry, which is constantly offering new products and withdrawing old ones. Some new products are released with great fanfare, only to silently disappear within... Read More

3 Credit Cards to Consider Before You Take Your European Vacation

3 Credit Cards to Consider Before You Take Your European Vacation

3 Credit Cards to Consider Before You Take Your European Vacation

With the price of flights to Europe dropping faster than dominoes, it’s no wonder people are thinking of going abroad. But while scoring a cheap flight is nice, there’s nothing like packing a credit card with no foreign transaction fees. Even better: When that card has no annual fees the first year. To help you start your trip off... Read More

Which Credit Card Should I Close?

Which Credit Card Should I Close?

Which Credit Card Should I Close?

Perhaps you finally got yourself out of credit card debt — congratulations, by the way. Or maybe you’re simply running out of room in your wallet for the stack of plastic you have. No matter what the reason, if you’re considering closing a credit card account, consider this first: “In most of the cases we see,... Read More

7 Things You Need to Know Before You Get a Charge Card

7 Things You Need to Know Before You Get a Charge Card

7 Things You Need to Know Before You Get a Charge Card

“Paper or plastic?” “Cash or credit?” “Credit or charge?” When it comes to how you spend your money, the first two questions may seem like no-brainers. Debit cards and cash can be great budgeting tools for those dealing with debt woes, while credit may appeal to disciplined spenders looking to build credit or earn rewards on their purchases. The last... Read More

10 States Where You Can Definitely Put Your Chip Card to Use

10 States Where You Can Definitely Put Your Chip Card to Use

10 States Where You Can Definitely Put Your Chip Card to Use

You’re probably familiar with this situation: You’re at the register, get your plastic out to pay, and then wait for the store clerk to tell you whether you’re supposed to insert your chip-enabled credit card in the terminal or swipe the card. Given new network fraud liability rules went into effect in October 2015, magnetic... Read More

5 Credit Cards That Can Make You a VIP Instantly

5 Credit Cards That Can Make You a VIP Instantly

5 Credit Cards That Can Make You a VIP Instantly

Many businesses offer their customers preferential treatment based on their status in its loyalty program or by having and using a specific credit card. As a result, some customers receive VIP-status perks, like instant upgrades when they travel and preferred seats at sporting and entertainment events. If you would like to enjoy some of these instant upgrades,... Read More

How Can I Get Off of a Co-Signed Credit Card?

How Can I Get Off of a Co-Signed Credit Card?

How Can I Get Off of a Co-Signed Credit Card?

Q. I co-signed a credit card for my son when he started college. I’d like to get off of that account now. What should I do, and will it hurt his credit report? — Dad A. Many parents who co-sign a credit card for their child do so in an effort to help the child build good credit.... Read More

I’m 18 & I Want a Credit Card. What Are My Options?

I’m 18 & I Want a Credit Card. What Are My Options?

I’m 18 & I Want a Credit Card. What Are My Options?

Getting a credit card is like taking a step toward financial adulthood. It brings you into the world of building credit and paying bills, which almost everyone has to deal with at some point, so it can help to get started as soon as possible. But the “firsts” of adulthood aren’t always easy, and that includes getting... Read More

5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Credit Card

5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Credit Card

5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Credit Card

Having a credit card comes with a lot of responsibility — there are a lot of things you have to remember to do, like pay your bills on time and monitor your statements for anything problematic. But there are also some things you should know not to do with your credit card. Here are five... Read More

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