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How to Close a Credit Card

How to Close a Credit Card

The decision to slim down on the plastic in your wallet can be made for a number of reasons. Maybe your card issuer raised your APR or implemented new fees. Maybe the rewards and perks just... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 5/28/2015
How Are Physical Credit Cards Made?

How Are Physical Credit Cards Made?

For more than half a century, credit cards have been allowing consumers to buy now and pay later for the goods and services they want. In fact, credit card purchases account for more than... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 5/11/2015
5 Common Credit Card Blunders (and How to Fix Them)

5 Common Credit Card Blunders (and How to Fix Them)

More than 160 million Americans carry credit cards. Unfortunately the vast majority of those consumers are misusing their credit cards, resulting in a national average of $15,000 in credit... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 5/6/2015
How Credit Card Companies Calculate Your Minimum Payments

How Credit Card Companies Calculate Your Minimum Payments

One of the first things you should consider when exploring new credit cards are their methods for calculating minimum payments because there are multiple techniques the credit card companies... read more »
By: Eric Bank, 5/4/2015
What Happens to Credit Card Debt During Bankruptcy?

What Happens to Credit Card Debt During Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy isn’t as popular an option as it used to be for dealing with debt. While it may not be the first resort, however, it’s still a necessary alternative for many, and credit card debt... read more »
By: Linsey Knerl, 4/27/2015
5 Ways Credit Card Companies Can Afford Rewards

5 Ways Credit Card Companies Can Afford Rewards

As you cheerfully swipe your credit card to pay your grocery bill, you can’t help but smile at the reward miles you’re racking up. You say to yourself, “I’m more than halfway to Hawaii,... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 4/20/2015
5 Secret Tips to a Frugal Memorial Day Vacation

5 Secret Tips to a Frugal Memorial Day Vacation

The kick-off to summer is quickly approaching, and families across America have likely begun planning vacations near and far. According to a 2013 American Express Survey, the average cost of... read more »
By: Tom Spagnola, 4/14/2015
5 Amateur Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid

5 Amateur Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid

Congratulations! You’ve been approved for your first credit card, which is winding its ways to you through the U.S. Mail at this very moment. Oh, the fun you’ll have! That is, if... read more »
By: Eric Bank, 4/13/2015
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