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4 Credit Card Rules That You Can Break

4 Credit Card Rules That You Can Break

4 Credit Card Rules That You Can Break

They say that rules were meant to be broken, but it’s usually very costly to violate the terms of your credit card or just act counter to the conventional wisdom of credit card usage. But that’s not always the case. There actually are some rules that you can break and get away with it — but you… Read More

5 Credit Cards for Teens

5 Credit Cards for Teens

5 Credit Cards for Teens

When Americans turn 18, they are considered adults under the law. That means that they can vote and be tried as an adult, but it’s also the first time that they are able to apply for a credit card account in their own name, though they’ll have to jump through a few hoops first. Under… Read More

3 Ways to Avoid Costly Rental Car Insurance

3 Ways to Avoid Costly Rental Car Insurance

3 Ways to Avoid Costly Rental Car Insurance

I’ve been rear-ended in a rental car by a hit-and-run driver. And on my last business trip, the rental agent almost foisted a car with a scratched-up bumper on me. (Thankfully, I remembered to inspect the vehicle before I left the lot and asked for a different one.) So I know firsthand the importance of… Read More

4 Ways to Maximize Your Credit Card Rewards for Summer Travel

4 Ways to Maximize Your Credit Card Rewards for Summer Travel

4 Ways to Maximize Your Credit Card Rewards for Summer Travel

Now that winter is finally over, many Americans are looking forward to the summer travel season with an eye toward using their credit card rewards. But in most cases, award travel is not as easy as it sounds. So this spring, consider these four ways to get the most from your points and miles. 1. Decide… Read More

5 Members-Only Credit Cards You Can Actually Get

5 Members-Only Credit Cards You Can Actually Get

5 Members-Only Credit Cards You Can Actually Get

Most credit card issuers are only too happy to accept your application, as the credit card industry is extremely competitive. At the same time, there are still some cards that are offered only to a select group of applicants, depending on their relationship with a particular organization. And in some cases, these cards can offer exceptional value…. Read More

My Credit Card Issuer Offered Me a Lower APR. Do I Take It?

My Credit Card Issuer Offered Me a Lower APR. Do I Take It?

My Credit Card Issuer Offered Me a Lower APR. Do I Take It?

Interest rates drive a lot of consumers’ credit decisions, as they should, because interest rates significantly impact the overall cost of debt. If you’ve ever received a credit card offer for a lower APR, whether it’s for a new card or a change to your existing account, you’ve probably wondered if it’s worth accepting. There’s… Read More

Are the Best Credit Cards Too Hard to Get?

Are the Best Credit Cards Too Hard to Get?

Are the Best Credit Cards Too Hard to Get?

On a radio interview recently I was talking about some of the best credit cards from Credit.com’s Best Credit Cards in America series, including cards with great rewards programs, 0% balance transfers and loads of perks. The host agreed they sounded great, “But they’re only for people with perfect credit, right?” he asked. It’s a common perception… Read More

4 Credit Cards for the Forgetful

4 Credit Cards for the Forgetful

4 Credit Cards for the Forgetful

Do you have better things to worry about than your credit cards? Since most of us do, it’s easy to misplace a monthly statement, lose a card or even forget to make a payment. And when we forget, it would be nice to have a credit card issuer that is ready to forgive you and even help… Read More

New Amazon Prime Credit Card Offers 5% Cash Back

New Amazon Prime Credit Card Offers 5% Cash Back

New Amazon Prime Credit Card Offers 5% Cash Back

Amazon and Synchrony Bank released a new credit card offer for Amazon Prime customers last week, offering 5% cash back on qualifying purchases and even promotional financing for orders over $149. The store credit card is a credit product you may be familiar with at bricks-and-mortar retailers. Often, these cards offer a discount at sign-up, and… Read More

The Dangers of Choosing Credit Over Cash

The Dangers of Choosing Credit Over Cash

The Dangers of Choosing Credit Over Cash

Using cash may seem like a thing of the past these days. Credit cards have seemingly become the most common way to make purchases and while there are certainly advantages to using them, there are also some risks. Even if you choose to shop primarily with cards instead of a debit card or cash, it’s… Read More

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