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The Ultimate Guide to Credit Cards

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9 Things to Know About Credit Card Debt Forgiveness

9 Things to Know About Credit Card Debt Forgiveness

Credit card debt forgiveness sounds like an attractive proposition. Your card debt is wiped out; you don’t have to...

Marcie Geffner Marcie Geffner 3/1/2021

Approval Criteria For Credit Cards in 2021

Approval Criteria For Credit Cards in 2021

Whether you want to get your first credit card or your 50th, understanding the approval criteria before you apply can...

Marcie Geffner Marcie Geffner 2/22/2021

10 Things Your Card Issuer Reports to the Bureaus

10 Things Your Card Issuer Reports to the Bureaus

When you open a credit card, you are required to agree to certain terms and conditions associated with the account...

John Ulzheimer John Ulzheimer 2/17/2021

What Happens to the Balance of a Closed Credit Card?

What Happens to the Balance of a Closed Credit Card?

There are a few circumstances when a credit card may be closed even when an outstanding balance remains on the account...

Erica Sandberg Erica Sandberg 2/16/2021

Are Credit Card Signup Bonuses Taxable?

Are Credit Card Signup Bonuses Taxable?

Credit card reward programs have come a long way over the past decade, offering more opportunities than ever before to...

Andrea Woroch Andrea Woroch 2/10/2021

Card Ownership By Age, Income, Gender & Race

Card Ownership By Age, Income, Gender & Race

Data on who applies for and receives certain credit cards and what they do with credit cards once they’re...

Erica Sandberg Erica Sandberg 2/2/2021

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Rent the Backyard: Earn Cash & Reduce Credit Card Debt

Rent the Backyard: Earn Cash & Reduce Credit Card Debt

Perhaps now, more than at any other time in the modern era, people are looking for ways to earn extra income, whether...

CardRates News 3/5/2021

Weekly Credit Card Update — March 5, 2021

Weekly Credit Card Update — March 5, 2021

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

CardRates News 3/5/2021

OnJuno: Interest-Bearing Checking & Debit Cards

OnJuno: Interest-Bearing Checking & Debit Cards

Advances in technology have made it possible for companies to provide consumers with banking products and services that...

CardRates News 3/4/2021

Credit Union ONE Helps Members Build Credit

Credit Union ONE Helps Members Build Credit

Credit unions hold a reputation for focusing on the needs of their members and serving the community, and...

CardRates News 3/3/2021

Credit Card Negotiation Tips from The Black Swan Group

Credit Card Negotiation Tips from The Black Swan Group

The same skills professionals use to take the next step in their careers or make great deals can also help people...

CardRates News 3/3/2021

Finalrentals: A Consumer-Friendly Car Rental Platform

Finalrentals: A Consumer-Friendly Car Rental Platform

The biggest frustration many consumers have with car rental companies is that they never know how much it will cost...

CardRates News 3/1/2021

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