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Credit Card Articles

Articles about choosing the right credit card, and how to get the most from the ones you have.

Recent Articles

Sept. 25, 2023 | By Matt Frankel, CFP®

Cash Back Rewards vs. Miles: Which Type of Credit Card Rewards Are Better?

Which rewards option is better for you? The short answer is it depends. Read on to see how to decide.
Sept. 25, 2023 | By Matt Frankel, CFP®

These Credit Cards Can Actually Help You Get Out of Debt Faster

It might seem odd that a new credit card could help you get out of debt, but it's true with a special group of credit card products. Keep reading to learn how.
Sept. 23, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Not Planning to Borrow Money? Here's Why Your Credit Score Still Matters

Your credit score does more than just give you borrowing options. Read on to see why it's important to keep yours in good shape.
Sept. 22, 2023 | By Lyle Daly

I Spent $1,600 Buying Hotel Points. Here's Why

Buying travel points is a controversial subject. Check out why one writer spent big on hotel points to see how it can pay off.
Sept. 22, 2023 | By Lyle Daly

Here Are Americans' 3 Favorite Rewards Cards With No Annual Fee

A J.D. Power study ranked credit cards by customer satisfaction scores. Check out the three no annual fee rewards cards that consumers loved.
Sept. 22, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Amazon Prime Day Is Coming in October. Here's One Credit Card Worth Applying for to Use

Amazon is giving Prime Day a second go this year. Read on to see how one specific credit card might be worth getting.
Sept. 22, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Ask Yourself These Questions Before Splurging on a Disney Vacation

Itching to go to Disney World? It'll cost you. Read on to see if it's worth it.
Sept. 22, 2023 | By Ashley Maready

Is It Worth It to Open Multiple Credit Cards With the Same Issuer?

There are many credit card issuers out there. Keep reading to learn why it could make sense to have more than one card with the same issuer.
Sept. 21, 2023 | By Lyle Daly

Act Fast: Earn $900 Back Right Now With Ink Business Credit Cards

Two of the Chase Ink cards have raised their sign-up bonuses. Find out how much you can earn and the spending requirement to decide if you should apply.
Sept. 21, 2023 | By Christy Bieber

Can You Buy a Car With a Credit Card?

You usually cannot pay for a car entirely with a credit card, but you may be able to charge part of your car. Find out why that's worth considering.
Sept. 19, 2023 | By Steven Porrello

I've Had the Discover it® Cash Back Card for 18 Months. Here's Why I've Been Using It Wrong

The Discover it® Cash Back card has a secret that could give you between 5% and 20% more value for your cash back. Learn what it is here.
Sept. 19, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

My Bank Gives Me a Credit Score Update Every Month. Here's Why That's Not Always a Good Thing

When it comes to your credit score, it's good to be in the know. But read on to see why getting bank updates about your credit score can be annoying.
Sept. 18, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Amazon Announces Oct. 10-11 Prime Day Dates. Here's What to Know About the Big Event

Amazon just shared more details about October Prime Day. Read on for more info.
Sept. 18, 2023 | By Lyle Daly

This Is How Much Money a $10K Credit Card Balance Could Cost You

Credit card debt can be expensive to pay off. Find out just how much a $10,000 credit card balance could cost you and what to do about it.
Sept. 18, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

My Credit Card Has Been Denied 3 Times This Year for This Reason -- and It's Not Maxing Out My Spending Limit

It's embarrassing to have your credit card denied -- especially when you didn't do anything wrong. Read on to see why that's happened to me on multiple occasions.
Sept. 18, 2023 | By Ashley Maready

5 Ways to Ensure You Get Approved for a Credit Card

A credit card makes it easy to improve your financial picture. Discover how to improve your odds of qualifying for a good one.
Sept. 17, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

3 Reasons My Family Pretty Much Never Flies When We Travel

Some families are used to boarding a plane. Read on to see why my family is more likely to hop in the car when we want to go away.
Sept. 16, 2023 | By Natasha Etzel

Sick of Crowded Airport Lounges? You Can Now Pre-Book More Priority Pass Lounges -- but It'll Cost You

Some are being denied entry to airport lounges because they're too full, but Priority Pass lounges can now be pre-booked for a fee. Find out how.
Sept. 16, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

I Made This Mistake Booking a Vacation Rental, and I Won't Make It Again

Renting a private home has its benefits, but also some drawbacks. Read on to learn how a big one almost cost me a lot of money.
Sept. 15, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Delta Severely Limits Lounge Access Among Other Drastic SkyMiles Program Changes

Big changes are coming to Delta's loyalty program. Read on to learn what to expect.
Sept. 15, 2023 | By Natasha Etzel

Higher Fuel Costs Might Send Airfares Soaring

One major operational expense has recently become more expensive for airlines -- fuel. Find out how this news could make your next trip more costly.
Sept. 14, 2023 | By Matt Frankel, CFP®

Is The Platinum Card® from American Express's $695 Annual Fee Worth It? Here's Why I Think So

The flagship American Express Card's annual fee might sound very high, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's expensive. Find out how to get your money's worth.
Sept. 14, 2023 | By Christy Bieber

Here's Why (and How) I Kept My Credit Card Balance at $0 When Applying for a Mortgage

When I was applying for a mortgage, I made sure my credit report reflected that there was a $0 balance on my credit cards. Keep reading to learn why.
Sept. 12, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

New Xbox Mastercard Pays Cash Back for Xbox Purchases and Netflix Subscriptions

There's a new Xbox Mastercard on the market. Read on to see if it's worth applying.
Sept. 11, 2023 | By Robin Hartill, CFP

Medical Credit Cards: Here's Everything You Need to Know

Medical credit cards can help with an expensive bill, but there are a few details buried in the fine print you should be aware of. Read on to find out more.