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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Credit Card Numbers

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Credit Card Numbers

Think you know all about that ubiquitous little piece of plastic you carry in your wallet? Most of us look at our credit cards on a regular – even daily – basis, but how much attention do we... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 10/29/2014
The Best Credit Cards for Students ([current_year])

The Best Credit Cards for Students

Student credit cards are a great way to begin building credit history and start off on the right financial path. Wise credit use can establish a good credit score early that will help you... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 10/28/2014
Which Credit Card Charges Can You Ignore?

Which Credit Card Charges Can You Ignore?

If there is ever a credit card charge on your statement you don’t recognize, you should normally call your issuer to ensure it isn’t fraud. However, there are actually a few types of credit... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 10/24/2014
5 Easy Ways to Protect Your Credit Cards

5 Easy Ways to Protect Your Credit Cards

Due to the ease of making purchases with credit cards, these little pieces of plastic are a common target for theft. Whether criminals steal your physical card or just your card’s numbers,... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 10/23/2014
Do You Really Need a Store Credit Card?

Do You Really Need a Store Credit Card?

If you’ve been to a department store recently, you’ve likely been confronted with the question, “Would you like to save an extra 15 percent on your purchase today?” Being the... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 10/21/2014
How to Avoid Credit Card Fraud

How to Avoid Credit Card Fraud

It’s infuriating to think of someone stealing my credit card. I imagine them dining at expensive restaurants, flying to exotic islands and driving luxury sports cars. But the truth is some... read more »
By: Laura Slawny, 10/17/2014
5 Credit Card Tips for Unemployed People

5 Credit Card Tips for Unemployed People

When you lose your job and no longer have a steady income, it’s tempting to fall back on your credit card as a way to make ends meet. It seems like free money you can rely on when you have... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 10/15/2014
What’s a Store Credit Card?

What’s a Store Credit Card?

Store credit cards are those uniquely branded pieces of plastic that are for use exclusively within an issuer’s chain of stores. Examples include department stores like Target and Macy’s,... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 10/13/2014
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