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5 Credit Cards That Can Help You Get a Fresh Start in 2017

5 Credit Cards That Can Help You Get a Fresh Start in 2017

5 Credit Cards That Can Help You Get a Fresh Start in 2017

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here — Capital One Secured Visa, Indigo Platinum MasterCard and Discover it Secured.] The new year is officially here, and you’ve probably come up with a New Year’s resolution or two. If one of yours is to become more financially stable... Read More

Looking for a Balance Transfer Credit Card? Here’s 5 Things to Know

Looking for a Balance Transfer Credit Card? Here’s 5 Things to Know

Looking for a Balance Transfer Credit Card? Here’s 5 Things to Know

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here —Chase Slate.] If you have found yourself dealing with high amounts of credit card debt, you might be feeling a little trapped. At times, it can seem like you are never going to get to the other side... Read More

5 Credit Cards That Can Help You Pay Off Holiday Debt

5 Credit Cards That Can Help You Pay Off Holiday Debt

5 Credit Cards That Can Help You Pay Off Holiday Debt

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here — Chase Slate, Discover it — 18-Month Balance Transfer, Citi Simplicity, Chase Freedom Unlimited and Citi Diamond Preferred.]  The holiday season is officially over, and you’ve probably started assessing the damage done to your credit card balance. While no... Read More

Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve: Should You Upgrade?

Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve: Should You Upgrade?

Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve: Should You Upgrade?

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. For current terms and conditions, please see card agreements. Disclosure: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] For many years, the Chase Sapphire Preferred was the card to carry if you wanted a premium travel credit card in your wallet. You could earn a generous signup bonus and extra points... Read More

3 Credit Cards That Let You Give Points to Charity

3 Credit Cards That Let You Give Points to Charity

3 Credit Cards That Let You Give Points to Charity

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here — Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express, Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard and JetBlue Card.] Toward the end of every year, charitable giving always picks up. Partly because the holidays get people in the giving spirit. Other times,... Read More

Chase Freedom or Chase Freedom Unlimited? Here’s How to Choose

Chase Freedom or Chase Freedom Unlimited? Here’s How to Choose

Chase Freedom or Chase Freedom Unlimited? Here’s How to Choose

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here — Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Unlimited.] Picking the perfect credit card can be tricky. Everyone is pushing their high signup bonuses and flashy benefits, and it can get a little overwhelming. However, one card that has stood... Read More

5 Store Credit Cards Worth Considering in 2017

5 Store Credit Cards Worth Considering in 2017

5 Store Credit Cards Worth Considering in 2017

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here — Costco Anywhere Visa Card from Citi.] How many times have you gone to check out at your favorite retail store and been asked if you’d like to save 10% on your purchase? Just about every time, right?... Read More

3 Credit Cards for People Who Love the Nightlife

3 Credit Cards for People Who Love the Nightlife

3 Credit Cards for People Who Love the Nightlife

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here — Citi ThankYou Premier credit card and American Express Platinum.] Many credit cards provide a few built-in advantages for nightlife fanatics who love great restaurants, live events and nights out on the town. In addition to rewarding you for spending and getting... Read More

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