The Best Secured Credit Cards in America

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The Best Secured Credit Cards in America

The Best Secured Credit Cards in America

In America, we believe that everyone deserves a second chance. If you’ve seen your credit suffer due to bankruptcy, joblessness, medical bills or just a pattern of poor decisions, there is always a way for you to re-establish your credit. The problem is that you must obtain credit in order to build it, but it… Read More

3 Credit Cards That Are Easy to Get

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3 Credit Cards That Are Easy to Get

3 Credit Cards That Are Easy to Get

Nobody likes being turned down for a job or a date, but there is something especially painful about having a credit card application rejected. Applicants know that credit card issuers examine their income and pull their credit reports, so it can feel like their entire life is being held to account. Thankfully, several issuers offer… Read More

Can I Get a Loan During Bankruptcy?

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Can I Get a Loan During Bankruptcy?

Can I Get a Loan During Bankruptcy?

Recently, I heard from a friend who filed bankruptcy several years ago. Eager to rebuild her credit at the time, she asked me for advice and read everything she could find about credit repair. She disputed mistakes on her credit reports, got a secured card, and did everything she could to get back on track…. Read More

The Best Secured Credit Cards in America

Credit Cards

The Best Secured Credit Cards in America

The Best Secured Credit Cards in America

Every month, we choose the Best Credit Cards in America that are ideal for a specific purpose. We choose reward cards for people who pay their balance in full every month, and low interest rate cards for those who need to carry a balance. Yet all of these comparisons assume that the applicant has good,… Read More

5 Common Secured Credit Card Myths

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5 Common Secured Credit Card Myths

5 Common Secured Credit Card Myths

In the credit card world, secured cards are often viewed as second-rate. And often that’s due to common myths about how they work. In fact, you may be surprised at how a card like this can help you. Myth: Secured cards are looked down on by other creditors. There’s a misconception that if one of… Read More

The 411 On Secured Credit Cards

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The 411 On Secured Credit Cards

The 411 On Secured Credit Cards

If you’re trying to establish or rebuild your credit, you’ve probably heard that a secured card is a good way to get started. With a secured card, you place a security deposit with the issuer and, in turn, get a major credit card — often quite easily. But is your security deposit safe? A reader… Read More

Credit Card Options When You’re Rebuilding Your Score

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Credit Card Options When You’re Rebuilding Your Score

Credit Card Options When You’re Rebuilding Your Score

Many consumers are eager to use credit cards to help make the purchases in their day-to-day lives a little easier to afford. But if you have bad credit, you probably know that this isn’t always possible. During the recession, many lenders significantly tightened their standards for who they would grant credit cards to, but even… Read More

Credit Card Q&A: Which Credit Union has the Best Secured Credit Card?

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Credit Card Q&A: Which Credit Union has the Best Secured Credit Card?

Credit Card Q&A: Which Credit Union has the Best Secured Credit Card?

Credit Card Question: Which credit union has the best secured credit card? Answer: I’m getting a lot of questions about secured credit cards and credit unions these days. I think it’s partly because consumers are fed up with bank fees, including the new debit card fees we’ve been seeing.  But I also think that the… Read More

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