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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 Card Statement Credits Work

How Card Statement Credits Work

A statement credit is money applied to your credit card account that can lower your balance or be applied to future...

Erica Sandberg Erica Sandberg 5/3/2024

Do Issuers Use FICO or VantageScore Credit Scores?

Do Issuers Use FICO or VantageScore Credit Scores?

The credit card is the default preferred method of payment for almost 200 million consumers, according to Experian...

John Ulzheimer John Ulzheimer 4/17/2024

25 Tips to Jump-Start Your Savings

25 Tips to Jump-Start Your Savings

Smart consumers know there are plenty of reasons to save money for future expenses, such as emergencies or major life...

Marcie Geffner Marcie Geffner 4/8/2024

How Do Credit Cards Get Hacked?

How Do Credit Cards Get Hacked?

If you’ve ever gotten an unfamiliar alert from your credit card company or you’ve seen a transaction on your credit...

John Ulzheimer John Ulzheimer 3/14/2024

7 Financial Tasks to Automate Now

7 Financial Tasks to Automate Now

If you’re like most people, life is busy with everything from work to family to fun. That’s why even important chores...

Erica Sandberg Erica Sandberg 3/5/2024

11 Credit Card Habits to Break Now

11 Credit Card Habits to Break Now

Dramatic price hikes across consumer goods and services since inflation began surging in mid-2021 have prompted people...

Andrea Woroch Andrea Woroch 2/19/2024

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9 Timely Credit Card Default Statistics & Trends

9 Timely Credit Card Default Statistics & Trends

Millions of people use credit cards on a regular basis without ever failing to make at least the minimum payment every...

Marcie Geffner Marcie Geffner 5/13/2024

Rural Partners Network Links Communities With Federal Aid

Rural Partners Network Links Communities With Federal Aid

Agencies managing federal funding programs can overlook rural communities. The Rural Partners Network is an alliance...

Andrew Allen Andrew Allen 5/10/2024

10 Best Couples Finance Bloggers for 2024

10 Best Couples Finance Bloggers for 2024

Learning money management skills isn’t something that happens overnight. It takes time to develop financial expertise...

Andrew Allen Andrew Allen 5/8/2024

45 Revealing Credit Card Skimming and Fraud Statistics

45 Revealing Credit Card Skimming and Fraud Statistics

The web is a wonderland until it’s not. Credit cards and digital payment technologies are convenient until they result...

Mike Senecal Mike Senecal 5/6/2024

Accept Credit Cards Provides Low-Cost Processing Services

Accept Credit Cards Provides Low-Cost Processing Services

Credit card processors may struggle to differentiate themselves in a constantly evolving marketplace. Yet Accept Credit...

Mike Senecal Mike Senecal 5/3/2024

99% of Consumers Read Online Reviews Before Purchasing

99% of Consumers Read Online Reviews Before Purchasing

As an online consumer, purchasing a product with so many similar options available in the market can be difficult. What...

Jon McDonald Jon McDonald 5/2/2024

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