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6 Pros and Cons of a Credit Card (Balance Transfers, Secured & More)

6 Pros and Cons of a Credit Card

With a history that stretches back over 200 years, the versatile pro-con list has long been used to simplify the decision-making process. And while the pro-con list is not without its... read more »
By: Brittney Mayer, 12/13/2017
9 Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards for Fair Credit

9 Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards for Fair Credit

Imagine you are renting a storage unit for $50 a month. One day you find another company that will rent you a similar storage unit for $30 a month. Since it’s obviously a better deal,... read more »
By: Ashley Dull, 12/11/2017
13 Store Credit Cards for Bad Credit (The Easiest to Get)

13 Store Credit Cards for Bad Credit

As someone who has been on both sides of the retail exchange, I know cashiers are often required by the company to spout that litany of offers at the checkout line. But knowing they have to... read more »
By: Brittney Mayer, 12/8/2017
How to Sign Up For a Credit Card — [current_year]’s Complete Guide

How to Sign Up For a Credit Card

When Bank of America launched the first mainstream consumer credit card, the BankAmericard in 1958, they did so in a mass “drop,” mailing out 60,000 active credit cards to the... read more »
By: Brittney Mayer, 12/6/2017
12 Best Credit Cards for Low-Income Earners ([current_year])

12 Best Credit Cards for People with Low Incomes

Although the median household income in the US is a respectable $57,617, that number doesn’t really tell the whole story. By its nature, a median number is simply the one in the middle... read more »
By: Brittney Mayer, 12/5/2017
7 FAQs —The Different Types of Credit Cards & Which to Carry

7 FAQs on the Different Types of Credit Cards

When I first discovered the world of credit cards, I was amazed at the breadth of the selection offered to consumers. Even today, after years of exploring the farthest reaches of credit... read more »
By: Brittney Mayer, 12/4/2017
13 Best 5% Cash Back Credit Cards ([current_year])

13 Best Credit Cards with 5% Cash Back

Many of life’s most basic concepts are the most reliant on relativity. Take percentages, for example. Whether a certain percentage is good or bad depends entirely on what it’s a... read more »
By: Ashley Dull, 12/1/2017
18 Best EMV Chip Credit Cards with Security Technology

18 Best EMV Chip Credit Cards

I’m a history buff and hopelessly nostalgic. I’ve traveled cross-country to attend silent film festivals. My television automatically tunes to Turner Classic Movies at startup. I’ve been... read more »
By: Ray FitzGerald, 11/27/2017
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