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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
Could You Be Addicted to Credit Cards?

Could You Be Addicted to Credit Cards?

With one look at statistics, it would be easy to think that credit card addiction is widespread in our society. After all, when you see the average debt per card over $8,200, it is easy to... read more »
By: John Schmoll, 12/17/2014
Q&A: Terry Savage’s Tips to Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

Q&A: Terry Savage’s Tips to Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

Families are stringing up their Christmas lights, Charlie Brown is back on TV and stores are replacing pumpkin-flavored everything with peppermint-flavored everything — we’re in the... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 12/10/2014
When Do Credit Cards Expire?

When Do Credit Cards Expire?

Whenever you receive a new credit card, you will notice your card has an expiration date on it. While credit card expiration can be a headache, it also helps protect you. Read on to learn... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 11/11/2014
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