The Ultimate Guide to Credit Cards
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Header Background

Credit Card Advice (Page 17)

Follow our team of finance experts for the best credit card advice on the web, including tips for responsible usage, navigating rewards programs, and other industry-insider recommendations.

Readers
19.6M
Pageviews
33.7M
Experts
54
2 Ways to Check Your Credit One® Application Status (Online & Phone)

How to Check Your Credit One Application Status

In a world that’s gone digital, it’s becoming harder to go through... read more »

Brittney Mayer 4/19/2017
What is the Minimum Age for a Credit Card? 9 Best Beginner Cards

What is the Minimum Age for a Credit Card?

If you’re wondering about the minimum age for credit card ownership, well, the... read more »

Ashley Dull 4/14/2017
“How Do Credit Cards Work?” 2020 Guide to APR, Payments & Rewards

An In-Depth Guide to How Credit Cards Work

Credit cards have become such an ingrained part of our modern society that most of us... read more »

Mike Randall 4/7/2017
How to Check Your Capital One® Application Status + 12 Denial Options

How to Check Your Capital One Application Status

One of the five largest card issuers in the world, Capital One is likely most... read more »

Brittney Mayer 3/31/2017
Can You Use a Fingerhut® Credit Card Anywhere? (3 Options for Purchases)

Can You Use a Fingerhut Credit Card Anywhere?

Most everyone has heard of Fingerhut, the retailer founded in 1948 and one of... read more »

Linsey Knerl 3/29/2017
12 Best Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards in the U.S.A. (No Foreign Transaction Fees)

The 12 Best Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards

Credit cards haven’t had a makeover in years, but all that changed with the... read more »

Linsey Knerl 3/15/2017
3 Key Differences — Charge Card vs. Credit Card

What’s the Difference Between a Charge Card and a Credit Card?

It’s easy to think that “charge card” is just another way to say... read more »

Eric Bank 3/9/2017
3 Do’s & Don’ts — “Can You Buy a Car with a Credit Card?” (New & Used)

Can You Buy a Car with a Credit Card?

Though credit cards have been around for decades, they have, as things do, changed... read more »

Brittney Mayer 3/7/2017
2% Cash Back Credit Cards — 20 Best Unlimited Cash Back Offers (2020)

Best 2% Cash Back Credit Cards

As early as the 18th century, merchants were rewarding customers with free products... read more »

Brittney Mayer 3/2/2017
“How to Calculate Credit Card Interest” (3 Steps to Find Your Rate)

How to Calculate Credit Card Interest

One of the most important factors in choosing a credit card is its interest rate, and... read more »

Eric Bank 2/28/2017
2 Quick Ways to Check Your Chase Credit Card Application Status (Online & Phone)

How to Check Your Chase Credit Card Application Status

With all of the credit card choices offered by Chase, it’s no wonder they are... read more »

Mike Randall 2/23/2017
“How to Build Business Credit” — 7 Expert Recommendations to Build Credit Fast

How to Build Business Credit

My business is my passion and has been from the moment the idea for it popped into my... read more »

John Rampton 2/21/2017
“Can You Pay a Credit Card with a Credit Card?” — 3 Ways Explained

Can You Pay a Credit Card with a Credit Card?

Perhaps your credit card bills are beginning to pile up, and staying ahead of the... read more »

Brittney Mayer 2/16/2017
15 of the World’s Most Exclusive Credit Cards (2020)

15 of the World’s Most Exclusive Credit Cards

Credit cards are not created equally. That means it is always in your best interest... read more »

Linsey Knerl 2/14/2017
7 Best Hotel Credit Cards 2020 (Compare Rewards, Offers, Bonuses)

7 Best Hotel Credit Cards

A number of factors influence how much you enjoy a trip, whether traveling on... read more »

Eric Bank 2/1/2017
10 Best Credit Cards After Bankruptcy Discharge – (Rebuild Credit)

10 Best Credit Cards After Bankruptcy to Rebuild Your Credit

While no one likes to admit defeat, sometimes our debts simply get the better of us... read more »

Sean Garrity 1/26/2017
12 Best — Credit Card “Balance Transfer” Offers (0% Interest up to 18 Mo.)

12 Best Credit Card Balance Transfer Offers

The average American carries $4,717 of credit card debt with an interest rate... read more »

Ashley Dull 1/4/2017
3 Key Differences — Chase “Slate” vs. “Freedom Flex” vs. “Freedom Unlimited”

Chase Slate vs. Chase Freedom Flex & Freedom Unlimited

As one of the largest credit card issuers in the world, Chase Bank has plenty of... read more »

Mike Randall 12/27/2016
Chase Prepaid Card — Liquid Debit Card Review & Top 3 Alternatives

Chase Liquid Prepaid Review & Top 3 Alternatives

When I opened my first checking account, I thought it was about the coolest thing... read more »

Brittney Mayer 12/21/2016
5 Facts: Capital One® Credit Tracker (Now CreditWise from Capital One)

5 Facts on CreditWise from Capital One

Capital One is one of the largest and most respected credit card issuers in North... read more »

Mike Randall 11/30/2016
3 Steps to Credit One Pre-Approval (How to Pre-Qualify + 5 Top Offers)

3 Steps to Credit One Pre-Approval Offers

Checking to see if you qualify for Credit One pre-approval can be easily accomplished... read more »

Brittney Mayer 11/22/2016
Surge Credit Card Review (How to Apply, Check Status + 5 Alternatives)

Surge Credit Card Review

Our Surge credit card review will fill you in on who the card was made for, card... read more »

Brittney Mayer 11/16/2016
“Can I Use My Debit Card as a Credit Card?”  3 Things to Know

Can I Use My Debit Card as a Credit Card?

For the longest time, when I was making a purchase and the “credit” or... read more »

Shannon McNay 11/9/2016
“How Does a Secured Credit Card Work?” (+ 5 Best Secured Card Offers)

How Does a Secured Credit Card Work?

I recall researching my very first credit card as a college student and seeing a lot... read more »

Ashley Dull 11/2/2016

Need Advice? Ask CardRates!

Looking for more finance and credit card advice? Search our ever-growing database chock full of 1,000+ how-to guides and credit card reviews, all authored by the web's leading finance experts.

Search 1,000+ how-to guides or these popular topics:

Get Advice

Reviews from Our Experts

Our team of finance experts have reviewed and ranked the best credit card offers in the US based on interest rates, rewards deals and approval rate. See our expert reviews and browse the best credit cards by feautures, credit level and issuer.