Are the Best Credit Cards Too Hard to Get?

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Are the Best Credit Cards Too Hard to Get?

Are the Best Credit Cards Too Hard to Get?

On a radio interview recently I was talking about some of the best credit cards from Credit.com’s Best Credit Cards in America series, including cards with great rewards programs, 0% balance transfers and loads of perks. The host agreed they sounded great, “But they’re only for people with perfect credit, right?” he asked.  It’s a common perception… Read More

4 Credit Cards for the Forgetful

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4 Credit Cards for the Forgetful

4 Credit Cards for the Forgetful

Do you have better things to worry about than your credit cards? Since most of us do, it’s easy to misplace a monthly statement, lose a card or even forget to make a payment. And when we forget, it would be nice to have a credit card issuer that is ready to forgive you and even help… Read More

New Amazon Prime Credit Card Offers 5% Cash Back

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New Amazon Prime Credit Card Offers 5% Cash Back

New Amazon Prime Credit Card Offers 5% Cash Back

Amazon and Synchrony Bank released a new credit card offer for Amazon Prime customers last week, offering 5% cash back on qualifying purchases and even promotional financing for orders over $149. The store credit card is a credit product you may be familiar with at bricks-and-mortar retailers. Often, these cards offer a discount at sign-up, and… Read More

The Dangers of Choosing Credit Over Cash

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The Dangers of Choosing Credit Over Cash

The Dangers of Choosing Credit Over Cash

Using cash may seem like a thing of the past these days. Credit cards have seemingly become the most common way to make purchases and while there are certainly advantages to using them, there are also some risks. Even if you choose to shop primarily with cards instead of a debit card or cash, it’s… Read More

5 Signs You’re Abusing Your Credit

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5 Signs You’re Abusing Your Credit

5 Signs You’re Abusing Your Credit

Using credit cards to pay for just about anything has become the norm these days. It’s easy to get out your credit card to buy now and pay later, but this convenience has turned into a habit for many Americans. If this sounds like you, you might be a credit abuser. Here are some red… Read More

7 Downsides of Low-Interest Credit Cards

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7 Downsides of Low-Interest Credit Cards

7 Downsides of Low-Interest Credit Cards

The one thing that everyone hates about credit cards is paying high interest rates, which can be especially costly. There are credit cards offered with low interest rates that can appeal to cardholders who are frustrated by high interest charges each month. They may offer rates of 10% APR or even less, but it may come at… Read More

Should I Put My Picture on My Credit Card?

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Should I Put My Picture on My Credit Card?

Should I Put My Picture on My Credit Card?

Some consumers like being able to make their credit cards unique, just like their shoes, their smartphone cases and even their cars. But is it a good idea? Is there a downside to putting an image that makes you smile (your toddler) or, better yet, a security advantage in putting your own mug on your own… Read More

Swipe & Sniff: A Scented Credit Card

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Swipe & Sniff: A Scented Credit Card

Swipe & Sniff: A Scented Credit Card

A bank in the Middle East released a scented credit card in January, targeting women with this financial product that doubles as a medium for self-expression. Al Hilal, the bank, says it’s the first scented credit card in the United Arab Emirates. It may be new to the UAE, but scented credit cards were introduced… Read More

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