The Ultimate Guide to Credit Cards
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Ashley Fricker
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Ashley Fricker has more than a decade of experience as a finance contributor and editor, and has specialized in the credit card industry since 2015. Her credit card commentary is featured on national media outlets that include CNBC, MarketWatch, Investopedia, and Reader's Digest, among many others. She has worked closely with the world’s largest banks and financial institutions, up-and-coming fintech companies, and press and news outlets to curate comprehensive content and media. Ashley holds a bachelor's degree in multimedia journalism from Florida Atlantic University.

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Over 130 Million Americans Suffer From Unmanageable Money Stress

130+ Million Americans Suffer From Money-Related Stress

In a groundbreaking survey conducted recently, we reached out to 3,000 Americans... read more »

Ashley Fricker 2/6/2024
2024 Predictions & Trends: Inflation and Student Loans Problematic, AI Adoption Rises — Expert Q&A

2024 Predictions & Trends: An Expert Q&A

Rising interest rates, an abysmal housing market, the resumption of student loan... read more »

Ashley Fricker 12/21/2023
38% of Americans Expect to Carry Holiday Shopping Credit Card Debt into the New Year

38% of Americans Expect to Rack Up Holiday Card Debt

Of the survey participants who expect to carry card debt, 78% said they hope to pay... read more »

Ashley Fricker 11/17/2023
58% of Parents Admit to Spending More on One Kid Than Their Other Children

2023 Holiday Shopping Survey Results

CardRates.com’s annual holiday survey also finds that only 1 in 5 consumers say... read more »

Ashley Fricker 10/27/2023
Average Credit Card Debt in America in 2024

The Average Credit Card Debt in America

Credit card debt in America is seeing an unprecedented rise. And not just in the... read more »

Ashley Fricker 6/27/2023
7 Best $200 Signup Bonus Credit Cards (Feb. 2024)

7 Best Cards With $200+ Signup Bonuses

A signup bonus, also called a welcome bonus, is a marketing tactic credit card... read more »

Ashley Fricker 6/20/2023
5 Secured Credit Cards With Cash Back Bonus (Feb. 2024)

5 Secured Credit Cards With Cash Back

More and more credit cards designed for people with limited or bad credit are... read more »

Ashley Fricker 4/24/2023
8 Best Credit Cards For Christmas Shopping (2024)

14 Best Credit Cards For Christmas Shopping

The best credit cards for Christmas shopping can help you get all the items your... read more »

Ashley Fricker 10/18/2022
7 Cards For Bad Credit With No Deposit (Feb. 2024)

Top 7 Cards For Bad Credit With No Deposit

If you have bad credit, you may have run into an issue where you’ve been declined... read more »

Ashley Fricker October 6, 2020
9 Best Loans & Credit Cards: 400-450 Credit Score (Feb. 2024)

9 Best Loans & Credit Cards For a 400 to 450 Credit Score

Although the number of people with sub-500 FICO credit scores has dropped over the... read more »

Ashley Fricker 6/2/2022
11 Easiest Online Loans (Feb. 2024)

11 Easy Loans You Can Get Online

You can find easy online loans if you know where to look. Numerous online lenders... read more »

Ashley Fricker 5/2/2022
7 Credit Cards For Scores Under 600 (Feb. 2024)

7 Cards For Credit Scores Under 600

About 16% of Americans have bad credit, which means the market for credit cards for... read more »

Ashley Fricker 3/22/2022
8 Best Beginner Credit Cards: No Annual Fee (Feb. 2024)

8 Best Cards For Beginners With No Annual Fee

Consider the best credit cards for beginners with no annual fee when embarking on... read more »

Ashley Fricker 3/7/2022
7 Best Same-Day Credit Cards (Feb. 2024)

24 Best Same-Day Credit Cards

With the rise of digital technology, it seems as though everything has gotten... read more »

Ashley Fricker 2/10/2022
“Do Prepaid Cards Work On OnlyFans?” (Feb. 2024)

Do Prepaid Cards Work On OnlyFans?

OnlyFans is a popular online platform that puts fans in touch with their favorite... read more »

Ashley Fricker 1/25/2022
8 Prepaid Debit Cards with Free Reload Options (Feb. 2024)

12 Prepaid Cards With Free Reload Options

When you take advantage of prepaid debit cards with free reload options, you can... read more »

Ashley Fricker 1/12/2022
5 Best Secured Cards With Rewards (Feb. 2024)

5 Secured Credit Cards With Rewards

Secured cards with rewards can be a big help when you want to rebuild your credit... read more »

Ashley Fricker 1/5/2022
7 No-Credit Credit Cards with Instant Approval (Feb. 2024)

10 Cards For No Credit With Instant Approval

When a financial emergency strikes, credit cards with instant approval can help you... read more »

Ashley Fricker 12/7/2021
7 Easy Approval Credit Cards with No Deposit (Feb. 2024)

7 Easy Cards To Get Approved For With No Deposit

The key to finding easy credit cards to get approved for with no deposit is to only... read more »

Ashley Fricker 12/2/2021
7 Best Reloadable Visa Cards (Feb. 2024)

7 Reloadable Visa Cards You Can Get Online

Reloadable Visa cards are handy in several ways. They give consumers access to a... read more »

Ashley Fricker 10/11/2021