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While many of the nation’s top credit card lenders have made greater efforts to broaden their qualifications for opening new accounts, many consumers are still finding that the interest rates on those cards are higher than they may have been. In the past, it was not uncommon to see interest rates on credit cards in... Read More
It’s human nature to be attracted to a rewards credit card that offers a large sign-up bonus. You spend a certain amount of money within a specified period of time—three months is common—and you get some cash. Ka-ching! But guess what feature makes people most likely to have a wandering eye when it comes to... Read More
One of the biggest problems many consumers who don’t have a borrowing history but want to start establishing one may run into is that lenders simply aren’t willing to extend them credit. Even as the recession’s effects recede and lenders become more willing to extend credit to borrowers who had defaulted in the past, consumers... Read More
When it comes to travel rewards credit cards, I tend to like the general cards that allow you to earn miles on a variety of airlines. But if you travel on a specific airline most of the time, using an airline-branded credit card can work out nicely for you. If you fly Delta frequently, the... Read More
While watching the season finale of The Walking Dead last week, it occurred to me that a zombie apocalypse is similar to using credit cards for financial survival. And yes, I do know that I’m the only person in the entire freaking world that would make a connection between zombies and credit cards. If you... Read More
Rebuilding your credit can be difficult, but not impossible. The key is to avoid credit cards that are just fee-filled products targeted at those who have a troubled credit history. What you need is a strong product from a reputable lender with a reasonable fee structure. Capital One offers its Secured MasterCard for people who... Read More
While credit standards are certainly expanding these days so that those who have experienced a bit of financial difficulty in the past can once again gain access to these lines of credit, some consumers may still have problems doing so. [Free Resource: Check your credit for free before applying for a credit card] Consumers with bad credit may face a number of issues when applying... Read More
When you’re running a business, you need all the help you can get. With the CitiBusiness World Card, you get rewards for your everyday business expenses. You also get some pretty cool management tools. You can track expenses online, create quarterly and annual account summaries, and get access to your own “Personal Business Assistant.” You’ll... Read More
While many consumers rely on their credit cards almost daily to increase their spending flexibility, these accounts often come with a number of other benefits consumers may not know about or don't do enough to tap.
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