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6 Ways You Can Lose Your Credit Card Rewards

6 Ways You Can Lose Your Credit Card Rewards

6 Ways You Can Lose Your Credit Card Rewards

Your points, miles and cash back are not nearly as secure as the money you deposit in a federally secured bank. Your credit card rewards are subject to some rules and terms that you need to follow in order to redeem and use them. Credit card rewards come in several different forms, and each has... Read More

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Basic Credit Card

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Basic Credit Card

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Basic Credit Card

Do you use a credit card that doesn’t earn rewards? Doing so can be a smart choice if you tend to carry a balance since basic credit cards typically offer lower annual percentage rates (APRs) than rewards credit cards. Non-rewards cards also make sense if you’re tempted to make additional purchases to earn more rewards. But just because you... Read More

Aldi Will Finally Start Accepting Credit Cards

Aldi Will Finally Start Accepting Credit Cards

Aldi Will Finally Start Accepting Credit Cards

Aldi, a Germany-based grocery store known for its cost-cutting business practices, announced in a news release it will accept credit cards in its U.S. stores. There are nearly 1,500 locations in the U.S., mostly in the eastern half of the country, and until now Aldi had only accepted cash or debit card payments. Aldi plans to... Read More

5 Credit Cards for the Perpetually Lazy

5 Credit Cards for the Perpetually Lazy

5 Credit Cards for the Perpetually Lazy

Do you enjoy waking up at the crack of noon? Do you sometimes have trouble remembering exactly when to make your credit card’s monthly payment? If so, then you might be a perpetually lazy credit card user. There’s no shame to that, and if you don’t want to change your habits, so you might as well embrace... Read More

Help! I Need a Higher Credit Limit

Help! I Need a Higher Credit Limit

Help! I Need a Higher Credit Limit

An ample credit limit can give you lots of spending power and flexibility, so it’s understandable why a person may be looking to get a higher one. Still, if you’re one of them, be sure you can handle more available credit first. Credit cards are best leveraged by paying your balance off in full each month. Otherwise, interest... Read More

Are Hackers Already Outsmarting New Chip Credit Cards?

Are Hackers Already Outsmarting New Chip Credit Cards?

Are Hackers Already Outsmarting New Chip Credit Cards?

Visa has released data showing adoption of Visa chip cards by U.S. banks and merchants is gathering steam. But the capacity for Europay-Mastercard-Visa (EMV) chip cards to swiftly and drastically reduce payment card fraud in the United States is by no means assured. Just look north to Canada, where EMV cards have been in wide... Read More

Help! My Credit Card APR Just Went Up

Help! My Credit Card APR Just Went Up

Help! My Credit Card APR Just Went Up

Credit card issuers have to let you know at least 45 days in advance that your annual percentage rate (APR) is going to rise, thanks to a law change in 2009. But the heads up doesn’t exactly take the sting out of knowing that your credit card balances are about to get more expensive, particularly if you’re... Read More

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