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What Happens to Credit Card Debt During Bankruptcy?

What Happens to Credit Card Debt During Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy isn’t as popular an option as it used to be for dealing with debt. While it may not be the first resort, however, it’s still a necessary alternative for many, and credit card debt... read more »
By: Linsey Knerl, 4/27/2015
Who Invented the First Bank-Issued Credit Card?

Who Invented the First Bank-Issued Credit Card?

Ah, the ubiquitous credit card. Considering how these little pieces of plastic have helped to shape the consumer landscape for nearly six decades, do we really give them enough respect? (You... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 3/30/2015
10 Best Credit Card Rewards Blogs of 2015

10 Best Credit Card Rewards Blogs of 2015

International travel can offer the experiences of a lifetime. The trick is to develop a strategy to avoid the expenses that’ll last a lifetime. How can you experience life abroad... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 3/4/2015
3 Reasons to Never Miss a Monthly Payment

3 Reasons to Never Miss a Monthly Payment

For better or worse, your credit card tells the world a lot about you. It can tell a happy story when you make your payments on time — you’re someone who can handle your current credit... read more »
By: Eric Bank, 2/23/2015
6 Prestigious Credit Cards Used by Millionaires

6 Prestigious Credit Cards Used by Millionaires

Just in case you weren’t entirely convinced about the growing wealth gap in America – and the rest of the world for that matter – credit cards that cater to the ultra-rich are popping up... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 1/29/2015
5 Credit Card Travel Secrets from the Airfarewatchdog

5 Credit Card Travel Secrets from the Airfarewatchdog

Thinking about buying some plane tickets and taking a trip some exotic locale? Or maybe you just want to fly across state to visit some family? Wherever your destination, we assume you want... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 1/15/2015
When Someone on Your Account Maxes Out Your Card

When Someone on Your Account Maxes Out Your Card

Some people intentionally max out because they need to make a purchase and have no other access to funds. Others max out by mistake because they keep high balances and underestimate how high... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 12/30/2014
How We Improved Our Credit Score

How We Improved Our Credit Score

I am a credit agency’s dream — I have never made a late payment, I always pay my bills early, and I have ample savings. My husband, on the other hand, did not take his credit as seriously as... read more »
By: Erika Blaska, 12/24/2014
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