The Right Way to Pay Your Credit Card

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The Right Way to Pay Your Credit Card

The Right Way to Pay Your Credit Card

Credit card payments are unlike most monthly bills, which can be both refreshing and confusing. How you choose to pay your credit card bills will depend on your budget situation and financial goals, but before you can figure out the best way to make payments, you need to understand the options. These options vary by credit... Read More

Can Paying a Credit Card Bill Weekly Hurt My Score?

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Can Paying a Credit Card Bill Weekly Hurt My Score?

Can Paying a Credit Card Bill Weekly Hurt My Score?

Everyone knows that paying your bills on time is essential if you want to get — or keep — strong credit scores. But does the size of your payments affect your credit scores? Our reader Nicole asks: I’ve spent the last year doing my best to clean up my financial snafus. One of the things... Read More

What to do when you overpay your credit cards

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What to do when you overpay your credit cards

Letting the credit card company keep that $200 safe for me just didn't seem right. So I called into the MBNA customer service line to see if I could get the credit returned to my account. After 20 minutes on hold, I gave up and tried calling again later that night. When I finally got through to a representative, a nice woman informed me that the $200 could be sent back to me via paper check at the end of my billing cycle. What a hassle. Instead, I decided to leave the credit on my account. I'll use up the $200 balance over the next few weeks worth on groceries and other expenses.

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