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3 Things to Do If You’re Turned Down for a Credit Card

3 Things to Do If You’re Turned Down for a Credit Card

3 Things to Do If You’re Turned Down for a Credit Card

Rejection is never fun. You want something, ask for it, wait hopefully and then — bam — someone crushes your hopes. While getting turned down for a credit card isn’t as painful as some other types of rejection, it can leave you wondering what you did wrong and what you need to do to avoid… Read More

5 Credit Card Habits to Adopt in the New Year

5 Credit Card Habits to Adopt in the New Year

5 Credit Card Habits to Adopt in the New Year

What are your credit card habits? If you are like most people, you probably just use your credit cards to purchase goods and services while paying little attention to the details of your credit card usage. And by doing so, you risk paying too much in interest and fees, and can miss out on value rewards and… Read More

What to Do With All of Those New Store Credit Cards

What to Do With All of Those New Store Credit Cards

What to Do With All of Those New Store Credit Cards

Many people simply can’t resist a discount offer. So when holiday shoppers hear that they can save some money on their purchases when they apply for a store credit card, many will do so nearly every time. The result can be a wallet full of new store credit cards which may not be of much use in the… Read More

Does Your Credit Card Issuer Know How Much You Make?

Does Your Credit Card Issuer Know How Much You Make?

Does Your Credit Card Issuer Know How Much You Make?

It was awkward to say the least: I was standing at the cash register when the clerk asked me how much money I make. Normally that’s not a question I’d answer for a complete stranger, but I was applying for a department store card and she had to key in a number. I told her,… Read More

5 People Who Should Avoid Credit Cards Like the Plague

5 People Who Should Avoid Credit Cards Like the Plague

5 People Who Should Avoid Credit Cards Like the Plague

Should you really be using a credit card? For people who manage their cards responsibly, the answer is probably yes. These credit card users enjoy the security and convenience of these products, while making use of helpful perks and even earning valuable rewards. At the same time, others continue to find credit cards detrimental to their finances… Read More

More People Are Paying Their Credit Cards in Full Every Month

More People Are Paying Their Credit Cards in Full Every Month

More People Are Paying Their Credit Cards in Full Every Month

American credit cardholders have started to change the way they use credit cards, with an increasing share of cardholders opting to pay their bills in full each cycle, rather than carry a balance. This insight comes from the latest Credit Card Market Monitor Report from the American Bankers Association, which looked at the credit card… Read More

CFPB Sues Texas Company for Issuing ‘Sham’ Credit Card

CFPB Sues Texas Company for Issuing ‘Sham’ Credit Card

CFPB Sues Texas Company for Issuing ‘Sham’ Credit Card

A Texas firm accused of selling consumers a buying club card disguised as a general-purpose credit card was sued Wednesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The card, offered by Union Workers Credit Services cost $37 for snail-mail applicants and $95 online, the CFPB said. While thousands of consumers signed up for the card, most… Read More

What Happens When You Miss a Credit Card Payment?

What Happens When You Miss a Credit Card Payment?

What Happens When You Miss a Credit Card Payment?

Uh-oh! You just received your credit card statement, and it shows large interest rates and fees that you didn’t expect. And in bold letters, you are informed that it is because you missed a payment. At this point, several things may be happening to your account. Here’s a rundown. 1. You could be assessed a late fee. Most… Read More

The Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards in America

The Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards in America

The Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards in America

Hotel credit cards rival airline cards for a place in the wallets of travelers. For a long time, hotel cards were becoming a better value as airlines devalued their loyalty programs by making fewer award seats available and requiring more miles to reserve them. But in 2013, as hotel occupancy rates rebounded, several of the major hotel chains… Read More

The Credit Card Perk That Can Save You Big Money

The Credit Card Perk That Can Save You Big Money

The Credit Card Perk That Can Save You Big Money

When you buy something, how do you know if you’re getting the best price? You never do, because no matter how hard you shop around, the price can always fall after you make your purchase. Thankfully, many credit cards come with some kind of price guarantee policy that can offer cardholders the lowest price, even if… Read More

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