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5 Best Cash Advance Credit Cards & How to Get One

5 Best Cash Advance Credit Cards & How to Get One

High on nearly any list of "bad things to do with your credit card" lies the cash advance. Cash advance credit cards offer the tantalizing prospect of obtaining cash quickly when you're in a financial bind or an emergency situation arises. The only direct means of obtaining cash from your credit card, cash advances can become very costly, very quickly through a combination of high interest rates (the fees for which start accruing immediately -- cash advances have no grace period)... read more »

Compare Credit Cards: Comparison of the 18 Best Offers (2020)

Compare Credit Cards: Comparison of the 18 Best Offers (2020)

Credit card comparison these days is much easier than ever before thanks to handy websites (ahem) that aggregate card information and do a lot of the heavy lifting for consumers. Additionally, cash seems to be on its way out. According to a 2016 Gallup survey on the future of cash, a full 62% of those surveyed felt it was likely that they would see the end of cash within their lifetimes -- including almost 60% of respondents 65 and older. The modern American is relying less and less... read more »

How to Use a Credit Card (5 Ways to Build Credit Wisely)

How to Use a Credit Card (5 Ways to Build Credit Wisely)

Many consumers assume they know how to use a credit card (swipe and go, right?) — and while they may know the basics — diving deeper to learn more about rewards, strategies, and card varieties is certainly worth the time. Credit cards are the most popular way to shop online and in-store, and it’s no wonder why. With the ability to securely shop at almost every location nationwide, plastic is quickly replacing cash and checks as a method of payment. While some stores have... read more »

13 Cool Credit Cards Every Wallet Wants (2020‘s Best Designs)

13 Cool Credit Cards Every Wallet Wants (2020‘s Best Designs)

When most of us choose a credit card, design is rarely at the top of our minds. Honestly, there are so many other features to consider. Perks, interest rate, intro APR, and card protections are considered more often when selecting an aesthetically cool credit card. But what if all things were created equal? Could a card’s look persuade you to apply? Card companies know that looks aren’t everything — but flash any one of these 13 cards the next time you go out, and get... read more »

“How Do Credit Cards Work?” 2020 Guide to APR, Payments & Rewards

“How Do Credit Cards Work?” 2020 Guide to APR, Payments & Rewards

Credit cards have become such an ingrained part of our modern society that most of us don’t give them much thought. But how many of us could really provide a thorough answer to someone who asks, "How do credit cards work?" Credit cards are easy to use, widely accepted for making purchases, and as long as we pay at least the minimum amount owed when the bill comes due, they’re ours to use as we please. It’s a convenient way for us to buy things now and pay for them at a later... read more »

3 Do’s & Don’ts — “Can You Buy a Car with a Credit Card?” (New & Used)

3 Do’s & Don’ts — “Can You Buy a Car with a Credit Card?” (New & Used)

Though credit cards have been around for decades, they have, as things do, changed and evolved during that time. So, it's only natural that some of the most common questions people ask when it comes to credit cards revolve around what, exactly, can be purchased with one. For example, one popular question people ask is, "Can you buy a car with a credit card?" At the end of the day, the answer to that question is (un)simply: maybe. The ability to purchase a new or used car with a... read more »

Sound Advice for Healthy Finances:  CardsMix’s Effective Tools & Expert Insights Lead Consumers to the Right Credit Lines

Sound Advice for Healthy Finances: CardsMix’s Effective Tools & Expert Insights Lead Consumers to the Right Credit Lines

In a nutshell: CardsMix blends expertise, unbiased and accurate data, powerful search tools, and customer reviews to bring consumers a comprehensive picture of the best credit card matches for them. The experts at CardsMix use their extensive experience in consumer finance, banking, software, and design to develop an intuitive, accessible site that seamlessly works to educate and provide  users the answers to their credit card queries. No matter your credit level, if you're looking... read more »

Credit Card Companies | 15 Largest Issuers (2020 List)

Credit Card Companies | 15 Largest Issuers (2020 List)

Credit card companies, like most other things in life, come in all shapes and sizes. Some are titans of the industry, spending upwards of $336 million a year to blare commercials 24/7 on every medium known to man. Others lack any kind of name recognition — outside of their employees, and, presumably, a handful of customers. You don't want to entrust your financial future to just any credit card company. So, if you're looking to get a new credit card, where do you even start? ... read more »

Answering Your Questions: Credit Card Insider is a Wealth of Financial Information

Answering Your Questions: Credit Card Insider is a Wealth of Financial Information

In a Nutshell: Credit Card Insider supplies financial advice and credit card reviews for everyday consumers. Industry experts come together to create a resource on credit cards that's freely available to everyone on the web. From Editor's Ratings to Q&A videos, Credit Card Insider produces helpful content to better inform readers and viewers about credit cards. // In school, we're taught math, science, English and history, but there isn't a class that teaches students about... read more »

4 Best Credit Cards for Jewelry Purchases (2020)

4 Best Credit Cards for Jewelry Purchases (2020)

We've searched the wide world of credit cards and pulled together a list of what we believe are the four best credit cards for jewelry purchases. Shopping for the right piece of jewelry — be it a diamond engagement ring or simple pearl necklace — can be daunting enough. Besides the high cost that may take years to save for, the quality measurements used by jewelers can seem arbitrary and overly complicated. Adding to the complication is how to pay for the purchase. While your... read more »