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How to Put Your Credit Cards on Pause

How to Put Your Credit Cards on Pause

How to Put Your Credit Cards on Pause

If you are starting your new year with more debt than you anticipated, it might be a good time to consider avoiding credit card use for a while. Unfortunately, it’s the convenience of these products that make them so ripe for overspending, and some cardholders will be best served by switching to cash, debit cards,… Read More

5 Credit Cards to Consider If You’re in Serious Debt

5 Credit Cards to Consider If You’re in Serious Debt

5 Credit Cards to Consider If You’re in Serious Debt

With the holidays behind us, many credit card users are starting 2015 with significant amounts of credit card debt. For some people, incurring serious debt will mean the end of their credit card use, at least for the immediate future. Yet others may decide to continue to use credit cards for a number of possible reasons…. Read More

Do You Need a Balance Transfer Credit Card?

Do You Need a Balance Transfer Credit Card?

Do You Need a Balance Transfer Credit Card?

Have you spent too much money during the holidays and found yourself struggling with credit card debt? Then a balance transfer credit card might be one way to help you save money while you pay off your debt. Balance transfer credit cards offer 0% APR promotional financing for a limited time on existing balances that… Read More

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

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