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4 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Credit Cards

4 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Credit Cards

It’s no surprise many college students get their first credit card and go wild with what feels like free money. Sure, some of those kids came from homes where they were taught not to do... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 10/10/2014
How Many Credit Cards Should I Have?

How Many Credit Cards Should I Have?

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “how many credit cards should I have,” you know there’s no easy answer. The fact is different credit and financial situations dictate... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 10/8/2014
Why Credit Cards Help & Hurt Your Chances of Getting a Mortgage

Why Credit Cards Help & Hurt Your Chances of Getting a Mortgage

Credit cards are a double-edged sword. Depending on the scope of your credit, obtaining and using credit cards may actually improve your credit score. On the other hand, they have the... read more »
By: Scott Sheldon, 10/6/2014
5 Steps to Take When Your Credit Card is Stolen

5 Steps to Take When Your Credit Card is Stolen

It’s a scary, sinking feeling when you realize your credit card has been stolen. Once it’s in the hands of someone else, it can quickly be used to make unauthorized purchases. The good news... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 10/3/2014
The 5 Most Common Credit Card Questions Answered

The 5 Most Common Credit Card Questions Answered

To many Americans, credit cards are a bit of a mystery. This is a problem because mismanaging your credit can lead to serious financial issues. Fortunately, getting a good understanding of... read more »
By: CardRates.com Staff, 10/2/2014
My Cup of Coffee Rule for Good Finance

My Cup of Coffee Rule for Good Finance

We all approach personal finance differently. Some people like to have a certain amount of money in the bank. Others like to make sure they give a certain percentage to their favorite... read more »
By: Natalie H., 9/29/2014
Are You Being Scammed Without Realizing It?

Are You Being Scammed Without Realizing It?

If a random charge of less than $10 appeared on your credit card statement, would you look into it? While you may be inclined to say yes, in our busy day-to-day lives, many people just shrug... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 9/26/2014
4 Ways to Honeymoon on a Budget

4 Ways to Honeymoon on a Budget

Any candid bride will tell you one of the most exciting perks of getting married is taking a honeymoon. Some lucky couples are gifted an exotic honeymoon from family, and others had the... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 9/25/2014
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