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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
4 Calculators That’ll Streamline Your Personal Finances

4 Calculators That’ll Streamline Your Personal Finances

If math isn’t your strongest area of expertise, you’re in luck if you have a smartphone or Internet access. Online calculators that can do everything from helping calculate how much lower a... read more »
By: Aaron Crowe, 4/8/2015
Who Invented the First Bank-Issued Credit Card?

Who Invented the First Bank-Issued Credit Card?

Ah, the ubiquitous credit card. Considering how these little pieces of plastic have helped to shape the consumer landscape for nearly six decades, do we really give them enough respect? (You... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 3/30/2015
How Do I Know a Good Credit Card When I See One?

How Do I Know a Good Credit Card When I See One?

When it comes to credit cards, the word “good” is somewhat subjective. What’s good to one cardholder may not matter so much to another. Different credit cards offer... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 3/23/2015
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