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5 Credit Card Tips for Unemployed People

5 Credit Card Tips for Unemployed People

When you lose your job and no longer have a steady income, it’s tempting to fall back on your credit card as a way to make ends meet. It seems like free money you can rely on when you have... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 10/15/2014
What’s a Store Credit Card?

What’s a Store Credit Card?

Store credit cards are those uniquely branded pieces of plastic that are for use exclusively within an issuer’s chain of stores. Examples include department stores like Target and Macy’s,... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 10/13/2014
4 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Credit Cards

4 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Credit Cards

It’s no surprise many college students get their first credit card and go wild with what feels like free money. Sure, some of those kids came from homes where they were taught not to do... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 10/10/2014
How Many Credit Cards Should I Have?

How Many Credit Cards Should I Have?

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “how many credit cards should I have,” you know there’s no easy answer. The fact is different credit and financial situations dictate... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 10/8/2014
Why Credit Cards Help & Hurt Your Chances of Getting a Mortgage

Why Credit Cards Help & Hurt Your Chances of Getting a Mortgage

Credit cards are a double-edged sword. Depending on the scope of your credit, obtaining and using credit cards may actually improve your credit score. On the other hand, they have the... read more »
By: Scott Sheldon, 10/6/2014
5 Steps to Take When Your Credit Card is Stolen

5 Steps to Take When Your Credit Card is Stolen

It’s a scary, sinking feeling when you realize your credit card has been stolen. Once it’s in the hands of someone else, it can quickly be used to make unauthorized purchases. The good news... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 10/3/2014
The 5 Most Common Credit Card Questions Answered

The 5 Most Common Credit Card Questions Answered

To many Americans, credit cards are a bit of a mystery. This is a problem because mismanaging your credit can lead to serious financial issues. Fortunately, getting a good understanding of... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 10/2/2014
My Cup of Coffee Rule for Good Finance

My Cup of Coffee Rule for Good Finance

We all approach personal finance differently. Some people like to have a certain amount of money in the bank. Others like to make sure they give a certain percentage to their favorite... read more »
By: Natalie H., 9/29/2014
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