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Does it ever seem like there are a million rewards credit cards offered? Between all of the cards that offer cash back, points and miles, it can feel as if every bank has a dozen different way to reward its credit card holders. So the challenge for the rewards credit card user is to find the product that will return... Read More
How many companies can you think of that will pay you to become a customer? Credit cards are one of the few products that will offer you a valuable reward just for opening a new account and meeting its minimum spending requirements. If you act soon, you can still apply for a new credit card and receive a sign-up... Read More
“Would you like to save 15% today by opening up a store credit card?” It’s Labor Day weekend — a big shopping weekend for many Americans — which means you might have to answer that question a lot. Retailers tend to have big sales for Labor Day, and you may be tempted to open a... Read More
If you’re struggling with credit card debt, often the last thing you’re thinking about is how to open a new credit card. But balance transfer credit cards are a tool that are often recommended by experts as a way to get some breathing room from your debt. A reader, Joan, asked us recently whether transferring... Read More
Star Wars fans have a lot to be excited about: The newest movie is coming out in December, Disney recently announced it will build two Star Wars parks and Chase just unveiled Star Wars credit card perks through its Disney Visa cards. Credit cards may not be as thrilling as light sabers or the ability... Read More
Sure, debit cards look almost identical to credit cards, but they’re very different. Among the biggest differences between these products is one of the most important: Debit cards do not have an effect on your credit score. Debit card activity isn’t reported to the credit bureaus. Because of that, they don’t show up on your credit... Read More
Rewards credit cards are incredibly popular due to the points, miles or cash back offered to cardholders. But ultimately, there is another type of compensation that some people will find even more rewarding: a donation to a cause they believe in. There are three ways that cardholders can use their credit card to donate money directly to a... Read More
We now have car sharing, house sharing and even job sharing via the so-called gig economy, so some people might be wondering if they can you share their credit card. There are ways you can share your credit card, but these options range from savvy to risky. Adding an Authorized User The easiest way to share... Read More
Picking a credit card can be a challenge — there’s interest, APR, fees, cash back, points and rewards to consider. You want to get the right choice for you. If you plan to use your credit card for everyday spending while also paying off the bill in full each month, a rewards credit card might be... Read More
Consumers who have poor credit, no credit or don’t have access to traditional bank accounts often find prepaid debit cards helpful, because they offer features like direct deposit and make it possible to shop online or using smartphone apps. Still, they don’t have a lot of the benefits associated with credit cards, like the strong... Read More
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