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Is Your Credit Card Interest Rate Too High?

Is Your Credit Card Interest Rate Too High?

Is Your Credit Card Interest Rate Too High?

Nobody likes paying credit card interest, and as unsecured debt, credit cards will typically have higher interest rates than other types of loans such as a mortgage or a car loan. And unlike a mortgage or a student loan, credit card interest is never tax-deductible. Therefore, it can be very important to know if your... Read More

Will My Credit Score Go Down if I Apply for a Credit Card?

Will My Credit Score Go Down if I Apply for a Credit Card?

Will My Credit Score Go Down if I Apply for a Credit Card?

There are lots of good reasons to want a credit card. They offer better fraud protections than other payment methods, provide liquidity in case of emergencies, and, in some cases, even reward people for their purchases in the form of points, miles, cash back or ancillary perks. Plus, when used responsibly, that little piece of plastic... Read More

Which Credit Card Is Dead Weight in Your Wallet?

Which Credit Card Is Dead Weight in Your Wallet?

Which Credit Card Is Dead Weight in Your Wallet?

Do you have too many credit cards? Perhaps you are having trouble managing all of your open accounts, or are unable to pay the annual fees for all the cards that you have. If you’ve decided that you don’t need some of your credit card accounts, then you should carefully consider which are the best... Read More

1 in 5 Customers Are Carrying the Wrong Credit Card

1 in 5 Customers Are Carrying the Wrong Credit Card

1 in 5 Customers Are Carrying the Wrong Credit Card

Maybe you’re paying for an airline miles card, but not flying, or your credit card interest rate is too high, so you’re afraid to use the card at all. About one in five credit card users are carrying the wrong card, according to a J.D. Power study released Thursday. “More than 20% of customers have a card... Read More

7 Things You Can Do to Get a Better Credit Card

7 Things You Can Do to Get a Better Credit Card

7 Things You Can Do to Get a Better Credit Card

Do your credit cards have high interest rates, costly fees, or substandard rewards and benefits? If so, you don’t need to continue to use a card when there are other options available. Here are seven things that you can to to get a better credit card. 1. Ask for a Lower Rate Many credit cards... Read More

Why Can’t I Pay Off My Credit Card With a Credit Card?

Why Can’t I Pay Off My Credit Card With a Credit Card?

Why Can’t I Pay Off My Credit Card With a Credit Card?

These days you can use a credit card to buy just about everything. In fact, convenience is a big selling point when it comes to paying with plastic. But there are some things you generally can’t charge. Lottery tickets. Gambling chips. College tuition (at least not without forking over a fee). And, yes, more often than... Read More

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