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How to Choose the Right Credit Card

How to Choose the Right Credit Card

Choosing the right credit card is like choosing the right clothes – not everything is going to fit everyone. The best way to choose the right credit card for you is to do an inventory of your... read more »

Former Credit Card Junkie Goes from “Rock Bottom” to Consumer Superstar

Former Credit Card Junkie Goes from “Rock Bottom” to Consumer Superstar

Credit cards offer a risky combination of power and convenience. For better or worse, millions of people use credit cards every day, so much so the average household credit card debt hovered... read more »

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Credit Card Numbers

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Credit Card Numbers

Think you know all about that ubiquitous little piece of plastic you carry in your wallet? Most of us look at our credit cards on a regular – even daily – basis, but how much attention do we... read more »

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 this, but... read more »

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 »

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 credit... read more »

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 charities.... read more »

How to Use Credit Cards to Your Advantage

How to Use Credit Cards to Your Advantage

Some people believe credit cards are evil inventions that exist purely to land you in lifelong debt. This may be true for those who lack the willpower or knowledge required to use credit cards... read more »

When Is the Best Time to Apply for a New Credit Card?

When Is the Best Time to Apply for a New Credit Card?

Many people wonder when is the best time to apply for a new credit card. They want to be more likely to be approved for a great card and less likely to damage their credit. You are about to learn... read more »

What Should You Do With Old Credit Cards?

What Should You Do With Old Credit Cards?

 Your credit card has finally expired, or perhaps you or your issuer has decided to close your credit card account. Is it time to toss the old card in the trash? No way! 1. Fraud risks Saving... read more »