The No. 1 Thing Most People Look for in a Credit Card

Credit Cards

The No. 1 Thing Most People Look for in a Credit Card

The No. 1 Thing Most People Look for in a Credit Card

Whether you’re considering your first credit card or looking to add more plastic to your wallet, choosing one comes down to deciding what type of card is most important to you. According to the 2016 Citi Cards Consumer Perspectives Study, it’s all about perks. Wanted: A Reward Program The Citi study reported that about 67% of those... Read More

5 Credit Cards That Have Been Around Forever

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5 Credit Cards That Have Been Around Forever

5 Credit Cards That Have Been Around Forever

Recently, American Express celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Membership Rewards program. And, while 25 years might not seem like a very long time, it’s practically an eternity in the credit card industry, which is constantly offering new products and withdrawing old ones. Some new products are released with great fanfare, only to silently disappear within... Read More

Which Credit Card Should I Close?

Credit Cards

Which Credit Card Should I Close?

Which Credit Card Should I Close?

Perhaps you finally got yourself out of credit card debt — congratulations, by the way. Or maybe you’re simply running out of room in your wallet for the stack of plastic you have. No matter what the reason, if you’re considering closing a credit card account, consider this first: “In most of the cases we see,... Read More

5 Credit Cards That Can Make You a VIP Instantly

Credit Cards

5 Credit Cards That Can Make You a VIP Instantly

5 Credit Cards That Can Make You a VIP Instantly

Many businesses offer their customers preferential treatment based on their status in its loyalty program or by having and using a specific credit card. As a result, some customers receive VIP-status perks, like instant upgrades when they travel and preferred seats at sporting and entertainment events. If you would like to enjoy some of these instant upgrades,... Read More

The Credit Card Alternative You Might Have Overlooked

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The Credit Card Alternative You Might Have Overlooked

The Credit Card Alternative You Might Have Overlooked

Whether you’re in a money emergency or need to finance a big-ticket purchase, it’s important to understand what type of debt you should take on. Ideally, you’ve got an emergency fund and savings account, so you don’t have to go into debt. But sometimes the furnace breaks, and you just don’t have the money saved... Read More

5 Debit Card Perks You Might Not Know About

Personal Finance

5 Debit Card Perks You Might Not Know About

5 Debit Card Perks You Might Not Know About

Credit cards have long been associated with rewards — points, miles, extended warranties, free car rental service. The list, especially when you’re talking premium plastic, can go on and on. But, believe it or not, you may be able to score some perks with a debit card, too. Admittedly, they’re not nearly as lucrative as the... Read More

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