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How to Check Your Capital One® Application Status + 12 Denial Options

How to Check Your Capital One Application Status

One of the five largest card issuers in the world, Capital One is likely most recognizable by its longtime tagline, “What’s in your wallet?” Capital One has made its mark... read more »
By: Brittney Mayer, 4/24/2017
Can You Use a Fingerhut® Credit Card Anywhere? (3 Options for Purchases)

Can You Use a Fingerhut Credit Card Anywhere?

Most everyone has heard of Fingerhut, the retailer founded in 1948 and one of the first (and more popular) catalog stores to offer credit. Unlike other stores, where you would need to apply... read more »
By: Linsey Knerl, 3/29/2017
5 Best Discover Card Designs (Options for Discover it®, Chrome & More)

5 Best Discover Card Designs

At one time, those who used credit and debit cards were generally using one of three types: ATM cards, company cards for business expenses, and retail store cards. Over the years, however,... read more »
By: Brittney Mayer, 3/29/2017
12 Best Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards in the U.S.A. (No Foreign Transaction Fees)

The 12 Best Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards

Credit cards haven’t had a makeover in years, but all that changed with the introduction of EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) technology. EMV offers a much more secure shopping experience... read more »
By: Linsey Knerl, 4/21/2017
3 Key Differences — Charge Card vs. Credit Card

What’s the Difference Between a Charge Card and a Credit Card?

It’s easy to think that “charge card” is just another way to say “credit card,” but the two actually have very different meanings. Charge cards were once widely... read more »
By: Eric Bank, 4/14/2017
3 Do’s & Don’ts — “Can You Buy a Car with a Credit Card?” (New & Used)

Can You Buy a Car with a Credit Card?

Though credit cards have been around for decades, they have, as things do, changed and evolved during that time. So, it’s only natural that some of the most common questions people ask... read more »
By: Brittney Mayer, 3/7/2017
2% Cash Back Credit Cards — 17 Best Unlimited Cash Back Offers ([current_year])

Best 2% Cash Back Credit Cards

As early as the 18th century, merchants were rewarding customers with free products in exchange for brand loyalty. One of the first programs required customers to send in proofs of purchase... read more »
By: Brittney Mayer, 4/19/2017
“How to Calculate Credit Card Interest” (3 Steps to Find Your Rate)

How to Calculate Credit Card Interest

One of the most important factors in choosing a credit card is its interest rate. All credit cards must disclose their annual percentage rate, or APR, which expresses their interest rates in... read more »
By: Eric Bank, 2/28/2017
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