5 Things Guaranteed to Happen When You Apply for a Credit Card

Credit Cards

5 Things Guaranteed to Happen When You Apply for a Credit Card

5 Things Guaranteed to Happen When You Apply for a Credit Card

Ever wonder what happens when you apply for a credit card? You submit the application, but what happens afterward remains a mystery to most people. That’s because credit card applications can be processed a bit differently, depending on the issuer. Underwriting standards vary, issuers may look at different versions of your credit reports or credit scores and varying... Read More

The Right Way to Apply for a Credit Card

Credit Cards

The Right Way to Apply for a Credit Card

The Right Way to Apply for a Credit Card

You’ve probably heard by now that a credit card can help your credit, so long as you do all the right things with it. What you may not realize is that the process of doing the right things starts before you ever get your plastic. Each credit card application typically generates a hard inquiry on... Read More

Can I Pay My Mortgage With a Credit Card?

Mortgages

Can I Pay My Mortgage With a Credit Card?

Can I Pay My Mortgage With a Credit Card?

If you’ve ever wondered if you could take advantage of a cash-back or rewards credit card to make your monthly mortgage payment, you’ve probably envisioned the possibilities — earning 1.5% back each month on your payment, thus chipping away an extra 1.5% from your principal. Or maybe you want to earn enough rewards to pay for... Read More

Check Out MasterCard’s First New Logo in 20 Years

Credit Cards

Check Out MasterCard’s First New Logo in 20 Years

Check Out MasterCard’s First New Logo in 20 Years

MasterCard revealed its first new logo in 20 years on Thursday. A press release announcing the change calls the new customer-facing logo a “modernized and simplified update” to the red and yellow circle logo MasterCard branding consumers are used to seeing. The card issuer name now appears below the circles in a black font instead... Read More

Can You Get Your Teen a Credit Card?

Credit Cards

Can You Get Your Teen a Credit Card?

Can You Get Your Teen a Credit Card?

Have you ever considered getting a credit card for your child? Some parents find that there can be advantages to entrusting their children with a credit card, as responsible kids can use it to make small purchases and for emergencies. And when parents realize that they can leverage the convenience of credit cards to send... Read More

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