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The Ultimate Guide to Credit Cards

Featuring credit card ratings, reviews and guides from 50+ leading finance experts, including:

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How to Leverage Credit Cards to Build Wealth

How to Leverage Credit Cards to Build Wealth

Whether you currently have a negative or positive net worth, credit cards can help you create and increase your wealth...

Erica Sandberg Erica Sandberg 6/17/2021

10 Pros and Cons of Store Credit Cards

10 Pros and Cons of Store Credit Cards

Consumers love credit cards. In fact, this popular payment method accounted for 38% of point-of-sale transactions in...

Andrea Woroch Andrea Woroch 6/15/2021

How Long Does It Take to Build a Credit Score?

How Long Does It Take to Build a Credit Score?

Credit scores are the go-to tool used by lenders to assess the risk of doing business with you. Good credit scores mean...

John Ulzheimer John Ulzheimer 6/14/2021

What is a Credit Card Grace Period?

What is a Credit Card Grace Period?

Credit cards come with many pros and cons that can positively or negatively shape your financial situation. On one hand...

Andrea Woroch Andrea Woroch 6/10/2021

6 Steps After Graduating From Secured to Unsecured Credit

6 Steps After Graduating From Secured to Unsecured Credit

A secured credit card can be a terrific option when your credit rating isn’t high enough to qualify for a...

Erica Sandberg Erica Sandberg 5/24/2021

10 Great Reasons to Consider a Travel Card 

10 Great Reasons to Consider a Travel Card 

Travel cards may be the most coveted of all the types of cards you can apply for. That’s because these cards come...

Marcie Geffner Marcie Geffner 5/12/2021

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Drip Capital: Credit Solutions for Buyers and Sellers

Drip Capital: Credit Solutions for Buyers and Sellers

When small businesses struggle to gain access to capital, profits and growth often suffer. Companies that trade...

CardRates News 6/18/2021

Weekly Credit Card Update — June 18, 2021

Weekly Credit Card Update — June 18, 2021

For media inquiries on these stories and more, contact credit card expert and industry analyst Bill Hardekopf at (205)...

CardRates News 6/18/2021

UMB Bank Offers Useful Card Products for Consumers

UMB Bank Offers Useful Card Products for Consumers

Since 1913, UMB Bank has grown from a small community-based institution into a regional powerhouse with $33 billion in...

CardRates News 6/17/2021

Supporting Invisible Hands Deliver via Card Rewards

Supporting Invisible Hands Deliver via Card Rewards

The COVID-19 pandemic presented U.S. residents with unprecedented challenges. Americans were instructed to keep their...

CardRates News 6/17/2021

Prepaid2Cash Converts Gift Cards into Cash

Prepaid2Cash Converts Gift Cards into Cash

Every year, consumers purchase or receive prepaid cards and gift cards worth hundreds of billions of dollars. But fees...

CardRates News 6/15/2021

Payactiv Offers Fast Access to Paychecks via Prepaid Card

Payactiv Offers Fast Access to Paychecks via Prepaid Card

When workers can access their paychecks faster, they can often avoid payday loans, overdraft fees, and financial...

CardRates News 6/18/2021

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