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What is the Minimum Age for a Credit Card? 9 Best Beginner Cards

What is the Minimum Age for a Credit Card?

I got my first credit card when I was 18 years old. I can’t quite recall the terms associated with it — 18 was nearly half my life ago — but I do know that it wasn’t the best... read more »
By: Ashley Dull, 4/14/2017
“How Do Credit Cards Work?” [current_year] 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 don’t give them much thought. They are easy to use, widely accepted for making purchases, and as long as... read more »
By: 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 recognizable by its longtime tagline, “What’s in your wallet?” Capital One has made its mark... read more »
By: 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 the first (and more popular) catalog stores to offer credit. Unlike other stores, where you would need to apply... read more »
By: Linsey Knerl, 3/29/2017
5 Best Discover Card Designs (Discover it®, Chrome & More)

5 Best Discover Card Designs

At one time, those who used credit and debit cards were generally using one of three types: ATM cards, company cards for business expenses, and retail store cards. Over the years, however,... read more »
By: Brittney Mayer, 3/21/2017
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 introduction of EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) technology. EMV offers a much more secure shopping experience... read more »
By: 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 “credit card,” but the two actually have very different meanings. Charge cards were once widely... read more »
By: 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 and evolved during that time. So, it’s only natural that some of the most common questions people ask... read more »
By: Brittney Mayer, 3/7/2017
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