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4 Store Credit Cards for Shopaholics

4 Store Credit Cards for Shopaholics

4 Store Credit Cards for Shopaholics

Are you someone who spends plenty of time and money shopping? Maybe you have a large family and you’re constantly stocking up on staples. Or perhaps you really like to shop for the latest and greatest, but you like to find the best deals too, including the best credit card to use. If this sounds... Read More

Can I Use My Debit Card to Get a Credit Card?

Can I Use My Debit Card to Get a Credit Card?

Can I Use My Debit Card to Get a Credit Card?

Don’t be fooled by your debit card’s appearance. It may look and even swipe (or dip) like a credit card, but your debit card isn’t helping you build credit. As such, you’re not necessarily going to be able to score an actual credit card just by using yours responsibly. “Debit cards are essentially plastic checks,”... Read More

6 Signs You Might Want to ‘Ice’ Your Credit Card

6 Signs You Might Want to ‘Ice’ Your Credit Card

6 Signs You Might Want to ‘Ice’ Your Credit Card

Do you ever feel like you should be taking a break from your credit cards? Sure, credit cards can be a secure, convenient and powerful financial tool, but sometimes we aren’t smart about using them and can find ourselves in trouble. Many Americans have gone into debt by relying heavily on their plastic. When balances climb too high, some... Read More

5 Credit Cards You Can Use Virtually Anywhere in the World

5 Credit Cards You Can Use Virtually Anywhere in the World

5 Credit Cards You Can Use Virtually Anywhere in the World

Are you a world traveler? One of the incredible benefits of credit cards is their ability to be accepted wherever you go. Nevertheless, not all credit cards are ideal for international travel. For example, many cards impose a 3% foreign transaction fee on all purchases processed outside of the U.S. Plus, there are still credit cards that... Read More

4 Ways Your Credit Card Can Save You Money on Valentine’s Day

4 Ways Your Credit Card Can Save You Money on Valentine’s Day

4 Ways Your Credit Card Can Save You Money on Valentine’s Day

Love doesn’t always come cheap. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans plan to spend an average of $146.84 on flowers, jewelry, candy, apparel and more for Valentine’s Day this year. Fortunately, you and your loved one can potentially drive down costs by celebrating before or after February 14, researching affordable gifts or simply staying... Read More

What You Need to Know About Jewelry Store Credit Cards

What You Need to Know About Jewelry Store Credit Cards

What You Need to Know About Jewelry Store Credit Cards

As Valentine’s Day approaches, many people may be looking to buy something special for that special someone in their life. This quest often leads people to their local jewelry store, where they may be presented with financing offers or applications for store credit cards. But you need to review the terms and conditions of any credit... Read More

9 Credit Card Travel Hacks

9 Credit Card Travel Hacks

9 Credit Card Travel Hacks

You’re probably aware of the major rewards and perks that credit cards might offer – cash back, airline miles, hotel stays. But there are some lesser-known perks that you might be missing out on, particularly when you travel. In some dire situations, your credit card could end up being a real life saver. We’ve rounded up... Read More

What Happens If You Go Over Your Credit Card Limit?

What Happens If You Go Over Your Credit Card Limit?

What Happens If You Go Over Your Credit Card Limit?

Credit cards certainly have their limits, but it is often possible to go over them. Thanks to new restrictions in the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act, some issuers have stopped allowing cardholders to spend beyond their credit limits. But others still offer what’s essentially a credit card version of overdraft coverage. This option,... Read More

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