5 Smart Ways to Use Credit Cards During the Holidays

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5 Smart Ways to Use Credit Cards During the Holidays

5 Smart Ways to Use Credit Cards During the Holidays

As another hectic holiday shopping season approaches, perhaps the biggest differences between this year and years past are that some retailers are scaling back their Black Friday events, and that shoppers may be inserting their smart-chip-equipped credit cards into a terminal, rather than swiping an old magnetic stripe. But beyond the mechanics of using credit cards... Read More

5 Rewards Credit Cards With No Annual Fee

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5 Rewards Credit Cards With No Annual Fee

5 Rewards Credit Cards With No Annual Fee

When the Credit CARD Act of 2009 was being debated, many predicted that this law would force card issuers to impose annual fees on all of their cards. While there are still many no-annual-fee credit cards, many of the top rewards credit cards have an annual fee. But if you don’t have much of a need for the... Read More

6 Travel Credit Cards With Flexible Rewards

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6 Travel Credit Cards With Flexible Rewards

6 Travel Credit Cards With Flexible Rewards

While it can be fun to collect points and miles with your favorite airline or hotel, there is one major drawback. When your miles are tied to one specific company, you don’t have the flexibility that many travelers crave. A top consumer complaint about brand-specific travel credit cards is that some airlines offer few award seats at the lowest... Read More

Do I Need Good Credit to Get a Rewards Credit Card?

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Do I Need Good Credit to Get a Rewards Credit Card?

Do I Need Good Credit to Get a Rewards Credit Card?

U.S. credit card users are fortunate to enjoy a strong market full of reward cards that offer generous returns in the form of points, miles or cash back. But for many credit card users, the most attractive reward cards remain out of reach as they are offered only to those with “excellent” credit. Thankfully, there are some solid reward credit... Read More

3 Ways to Maximize Your Credit Card Rewards

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3 Ways to Maximize Your Credit Card Rewards

3 Ways to Maximize Your Credit Card Rewards

Picking a credit card can be a challenge — there’s interest, APR, fees, cash back, points and rewards to consider. You want to get the right choice for you. If you plan to use your credit card for everyday spending while also paying off the bill in full each month, a rewards credit card might be... Read More

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