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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

Can You Get Chip & PIN Credit Cards in America?

Can You Get Chip & PIN Credit Cards in America?

Can You Get Chip & PIN Credit Cards in America?

If you have a credit card, chances are you’ve received a replacement card at least once in the past year or so. Perhaps it expired, or maybe your card information was stolen in a data breach and the issuer had to change it. Meanwhile, some credit card users have started to get cards with a… Read More

4 Balance Transfer Credit Card Mistakes

4 Balance Transfer Credit Card Mistakes

4 Balance Transfer Credit Card Mistakes

Opening a credit card with a 0% financing offer or low fees when you transfer the balance from a different card can help you save money when working to pay down credit card debt, particularly if you have a lot of it. Getting a balance transfer card and using it wisely requires careful thought, and… Read More

6 Credit Cards for World Travelers

6 Credit Cards for World Travelers

6 Credit Cards for World Travelers

How worn is your passport? If it’s starting to look a little dog-eared, then you are probably a seasoned world traveler. Next to your passport, some of the most important things you carry abroad are your credit cards. The right card can help make your travels smoother and more enjoyable by offering you perks with airlines and hotels, along… Read More

4 Ways Credit Cards Will Change By 2020

4 Ways Credit Cards Will Change By 2020

4 Ways Credit Cards Will Change By 2020

It’s hard to believe how some things have changed during our lifetime. Not long ago, we used to hurry home to watch our favorite shows on low-definition televisions, but now we stream high-def programing on demand through the Internet onto any device with a screen. In addition, we now have our choice of dozens of hybrid and electric cars that… Read More

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