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The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards in America 2012

The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards in America 2012

The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards in America 2012

Welcome to the sixth installment of our Best Credit Cards in America series. This time, we pored over dozens of offers for travel rewards cards to determine which ones give customers the best value. We looked at this category of cards since it’s the time of year when they’re most likely to be put to... Read More

3 Things You Should Be Charging This Summer

3 Things You Should Be Charging This Summer

3 Things You Should Be Charging This Summer

As the summer heats up, banks and issuers are getting ready to switch the categories on their popular 5% cash back credit cards. Based on these revolving categories, here are the items you should absolutely be charging to your 5% cash back credit card this summer. Gas Both Discover More and Chase Freedom cardholders are... Read More

Samsung Using Stickers to Expand Mobile Wallet Usage

Samsung Using Stickers to Expand Mobile Wallet Usage

Samsung Using Stickers to Expand Mobile Wallet Usage

An oft-mentioned potential problem with the widespread adoption of mobile wallet technology in the near future is that many smartphones simply do not have the capability to complete such a transaction. Now, one developer is working to roll out more functions for those who use them. Samsung currently makes the only smartphones on the market... Read More

Lower Your Credit Card Rate for a Fee? It’s a Trap!

Lower Your Credit Card Rate for a Fee? It’s a Trap!

Lower Your Credit Card Rate for a Fee? It’s a Trap!

It sounds like a great deal: In return for an up-front payment of a few hundred dollars, you can lower your credit card interest rate and save thousands over time.  And it’s an offer that has intrigued some Credit.com readers. “Do I have to go thru Card Member Services and pay them a fee to... Read More

The Credit Card That Helps You Save for College Just Got a Boost

The Credit Card That Helps You Save for College Just Got a Boost

The Credit Card That Helps You Save for College Just Got a Boost

Sallie Mae unveiled a rebooted version of its popular Upromise World MasterCard on Wednesday, following Barclaycard’s purchase of the portfolio from Bank of America. The credit card, primarily targeted at parents looking to save for their child’s college education, allows its holders to put rewards into a tax-deferred 529 college savings plan or a Sallie Mae... Read More

Home Depot Cuts Prices After Transaction Fee Battle

Home Depot Cuts Prices After Transaction Fee Battle

Home Depot Cuts Prices After Transaction Fee Battle

Consumers who head to one of the nation’s top home improvement retailers in the near future may notice that the prices they’re charged for their purchases are lower than they might have seen in the past. After Home Depot fought and won a major battle with large financial institutions over the fees it was charged... Read More

Smaller Lenders Struggling to Offer Rewards Programs

Smaller Lenders Struggling to Offer Rewards Programs

Smaller Lenders Struggling to Offer Rewards Programs

While many credit card issuers have been significantly boosting the value of the rewards programs they offers to consumers in recent months, largely due to increasing interest in borrowing, smaller financial institutions have lagged behind in those efforts. Credit unions in particular have found it difficult to offer their customers credit cards that come with... Read More

8 Ways to Score Extra Credit Card Perks

8 Ways to Score Extra Credit Card Perks

8 Ways to Score Extra Credit Card Perks

Credit card rewards programs offer people the opportunity to actually make money off of purchases. But responsible spenders should know there are several ways to maximize cash back, points or miles. This includes knowing where to look for special offers, how to earn extra points per dollar and when to charge a high-ticket item. Keep... Read More

The Downside of Having a Store Credit Card

The Downside of Having a Store Credit Card

The Downside of Having a Store Credit Card

These days, more retailers are increasing the number of credit cards they offer to shoppers, and simultaneously boosting the value of these accounts through various perks. Consumers might be used to hearing offers for many kinds of credit cards when they check out at their favorite retailers. And where, in the past, these cards might... Read More

Using Prepaid Cards To Tame Your Kid’s Spending

Using Prepaid Cards To Tame Your Kid’s Spending

Using Prepaid Cards To Tame Your Kid’s Spending

It’s a mother’s dream: a simple financial tool that teaches your kids how to make smarter decisions with their money, and saves you money, too. For Cassidy Stewart of Las Vegas, that tool is a prepaid card. Stewart loads the allowances of her 16-year old daughter and 10-year old son onto prepaid cards she obtained... Read More

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