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3 Steps for Maximizing Credit Perks

3 Steps for Maximizing Credit Perks

Credit card perks are one of the most underutilized benefits of having a credit card. According to a 2011 study from Colloquy and Swift Exchange, the average household does not redeem a third of... read more »

4 Smart New Year’s Resolutions for Your Credit Cards

4 Smart New Year’s Resolutions for Your Credit Cards

Credit card debt plagues millions of Americans, with the average indebted household carrying more than $15,000 on their cards. Resolve to enjoy the advantages and perks of credit without paying... read more »

10 Alternate Lifehack Uses For Credit Cards

10 Alternate Lifehack Uses For Credit Cards

Tired of wracking up debt with your credit cards? Instead, pull out your plastic and put it to some good use. Here are just 10 ideas on what you could use those cards for instead! Before you try... read more »

How We Improved Our Credit Score

How We Improved Our Credit Score

I am a credit agency’s dream — I have never made a late payment, I always pay my bills early, and I have ample savings. My husband, on the other hand, did not take his credit as seriously as I... read more »

Credit Card Use Linked to Weight Gain

Credit Card Use Linked to Weight Gain

Want to cut spending and trim your waistline? You can do both with one simple step: buy your groceries with cash. Research finds people who pay for groceries with credit or debit cards are more... read more »

Could You Be Addicted to Credit Cards?

Could You Be Addicted to Credit Cards?

With one look at statistics, it would be easy to think that credit card addiction is widespread in our society. After all, when you see the average debt per card over $8,200, it is easy to see... read more »

Massachusetts Treasury Officials Splurged with Credit Cards

Massachusetts Treasury Officials Splurged with Credit Cards

It seems average Americans aren’t the only ones guilty of over-indulging with credit cards. Recently released spending records show Massachusetts State Treasury officials have gone on a spending... read more »

Using Credit Cards May Cause a Rise in Gas Prices

Using Credit Cards May Cause a Rise in Gas Prices

At least one recent report shows an increase in the use of credit cards in paying to fill up our gas tank may be causing a rise in gasoline prices. With fewer people carrying cash and almost all... read more »

Study: 2 in 3 Millennials Hate Credit Cards

Study: 2 in 3 Millennials Hate Credit Cards

Credit cards may be one of the best ways to build credit, but a new survey commissioned by Bankrate found the majority of one generation wants nothing to do with them. And it’s not the... read more »

4 Ways Credit Card Companies Hack Your Brain

4 Ways Credit Card Companies Hack Your Brain

Think back to the last time you were offered a credit card. What do you remember most: the deals and rewards the card offered or it’s APR, fees and fine details? Credit card companies make... read more »