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2018 Credit Card Debt Statistics: Average US Debt

2018 Credit Card Debt Statistics

March of 2018 saw the sixth rise of the federal funds rate — and, thus, the US Prime Rate — since 2015, a marker of the continued growth of the US economy since its lows in the late 2000s.... read more »
By: Brittney Mayer, 4/6/2018
How Long Does It Take to Get a Credit Card?

How Long Does It Take to Get a Credit Card?

After extensive searching, countless comparisons, and laborious decision-making, you finally did it. You finally chose a credit card. It took work — there are dozens of options simply for... read more »
By: Adam West, 4/4/2018
Is the Chase Freedom a Visa or Mastercard Credit Card?

Is the Chase Freedom a Visa or Mastercard?

If you’re a regular credit card user, chances are relatively good that you’ve encountered the rare merchant that doesn’t accept a particular credit card network. And it... read more »
By: Brittney Mayer, 4/2/2018
15 Best Credit Cards for Teens in [current_year]

15 Best Credit Cards for Teens

In 2017, the average kid in the US took home an allowance of around $8.74 a week, about the cost of a super-sized fast-food meal — or a really rockin’ fidget spinner. Although the... read more »
By: Brittney Mayer, 3/30/2018
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Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card vs. Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card

All too often, one of the great pains of rewards redeemers everywhere is actually redeeming their rewards. Between brand restrictions, blackout dates, and variable redemption rates, it can... read more »
By: Ashley Dull, 3/28/2018
How the Chase 5/24 Rule Works & Which Credit Cards It Affects

How the Chase 5/24 Rule Works

The simplest way of judging your approval chances for any particular credit card is generally to look at your FICO credit score. For example, if your credit score is above 700, you probably... read more »
By: Brittney Mayer, 3/26/2018
3 Best Credit Card Loans for Bad Credit in [current_year]

3 Best Credit Card Loans for Bad Credit

The concept of “everything in moderation” is one that is often easier said than done — as anyone who has ever waddled away from an all-you-can-eat buffet can surely attest. But... read more »
By: Ashley Dull, 3/23/2018
15 Best Credit Cards for 18-Year-Olds in [current_year]

Best Credit Cards for 18- to 21-Year-Olds

While being among the youngest workers in the labor force, 18-year-olds tend to have the lowest incomes — and the least amount of financial know-how. But what few young people realize is... read more »
By: Adam West, 3/21/2018
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