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Should I Take Out a Loan to Pay Off My Credit Cards?

Should I Take Out a Loan to Pay Off My Credit Cards?

Should I Take Out a Loan to Pay Off My Credit Cards?

Anyone who has ever had credit card debt knows these two things: It’s expensive, and it can take forever to pay off. You can save a lot of time and money by increasing the amount of money you pay toward the debt every month — using a credit card payoff calculator like this one helps you figure... Read More

3 Signs You’re Ready for a Rewards Credit Card

3 Signs You’re Ready for a Rewards Credit Card

3 Signs You’re Ready for a Rewards Credit Card

A rewards credit card can certainly add some heft to person’s wallet. After all, what other payment method lets you earn points, miles or cash back on all of your purchases? Still, in spite of the perks, this type of plastic just isn’t for everyone. For starters, rewards credit cards tend to carry higher interest... Read More

6 Ways You Can Lose Your Credit Card Rewards

6 Ways You Can Lose Your Credit Card Rewards

6 Ways You Can Lose Your Credit Card Rewards

Your points, miles and cash back are not nearly as secure as the money you deposit in a federally secured bank. Your credit card rewards are subject to some rules and terms that you need to follow in order to redeem and use them. Credit card rewards come in several different forms, and each has... Read More

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Basic Credit Card

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Basic Credit Card

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Basic Credit Card

Do you use a credit card that doesn’t earn rewards? Doing so can be a smart choice if you tend to carry a balance since basic credit cards typically offer lower annual percentage rates (APRs) than rewards credit cards. Non-rewards cards also make sense if you’re tempted to make additional purchases to earn more rewards. But just because you... Read More

Aldi Will Finally Start Accepting Credit Cards

Aldi Will Finally Start Accepting Credit Cards

Aldi Will Finally Start Accepting Credit Cards

Aldi, a Germany-based grocery store known for its cost-cutting business practices, announced in a news release it will accept credit cards in its U.S. stores. There are nearly 1,500 locations in the U.S., mostly in the eastern half of the country, and until now Aldi had only accepted cash or debit card payments. Aldi plans to... Read More

5 Credit Cards for the Perpetually Lazy

5 Credit Cards for the Perpetually Lazy

5 Credit Cards for the Perpetually Lazy

Do you enjoy waking up at the crack of noon? Do you sometimes have trouble remembering exactly when to make your credit card’s monthly payment? If so, then you might be a perpetually lazy credit card user. There’s no shame to that, and if you don’t want to change your habits, so you might as well embrace... Read More

Help! I Need a Higher Credit Limit

Help! I Need a Higher Credit Limit

Help! I Need a Higher Credit Limit

An ample credit limit can give you lots of spending power and flexibility, so it’s understandable why a person may be looking to get a higher one. Still, if you’re one of them, be sure you can handle more available credit first. Credit cards are best leveraged by paying your balance off in full each month. Otherwise, interest... Read More

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