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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.

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Nov. 20, 2023 | By Ashley Maready

Will Having Credit Card Debt Get Cheaper in 2024?

Being in debt is never cheap. Discover how changes to the federal funds rate could impact your credit card payments next year.
Nov. 20, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

The One Way You Definitely Don't Want to Pay for Your Holiday Purchases This Year

Spending a lot of money this holiday season? Read on to learn about one payment option it's best to say no to.
Nov. 20, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Now's the Perfect Time to Chase a Sign-Up Bonus. Here's Why

If you're going to try to nab a sign-up bonus, you might as well do so at a time when your spending is likely to increase. Read on to learn more.
Nov. 20, 2023 | By Chris Neiger

5 Unexpected Events That Can Dent Your Credit Score Overnight

Your credit score doesn't have to be mysterious. Here are a few things you should avoid if you're working to improve your credit.
Nov. 20, 2023 | By Lyle Daly

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: What’s the Best Way to Travel Around Europe?

There are several ways to get around Europe. Find out if you're better off flying, taking trains, or renting a car.
Nov. 20, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

You'll Probably Be Offered a Store Credit Card This Holiday Season. Here's Why You Should Say No

Store credit cards can seem appealing. Read on to see why you're generally better off passing on those offers.
Nov. 20, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

4 Ways to Save Money on Holiday Travel

Planning to travel during the holidays? Read on for ways to lower your costs.
Nov. 20, 2023 | By Natasha Etzel

Hate Paying Airline Baggage Fees? These 6 Tips From an Experienced Traveler Could Save You Money

Before you check a bag when flying, see if you can avoid paying to check a bag. Learn six strategies that can save you money on these fees.
Nov. 19, 2023 | By Emma Newbery

Upcoming Trends in Credit Reporting: Stay Ahead of the Game

Credit agencies are always looking for new and better ways to predict our behavior. Here are four ways the reporting industry might change in 2024.
Nov. 19, 2023 | By Matt Frankel, CFP®

The Misunderstood Factors That Can Affect Your Credit Score

Some credit behaviors are obviously good or bad. Others are sometimes misunderstood. Keep reading for a few credit score dos and don'ts.
Nov. 19, 2023 | By Natasha Etzel

Here's How I Saved $1,800 on a Roundtrip Business Class Flight to London

The standard price of a roundtrip business class flight to London costs over $3,000. Find out how one writer landed a roundtrip ticket for under $1,400.
Nov. 18, 2023 | By Matt Frankel, CFP®

How to Successfully Dispute Errors on Your Credit Report

Credit reports have more errors than you might think. Take a look at what to do if you find one.
Nov. 18, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Avoid These Mistakes That Are Silently Hurting Your Credit Score

Want good credit? Read on to see how some seemingly innocent moves may be harmful to it.
Nov. 18, 2023 | By Lyle Daly

The Hidden Downside of Travel Credit Cards

Travel credit cards can be useful, but they also have a rarely discussed downside. Find out what it is and how it could cost you.
Nov. 17, 2023 | By Lyle Daly

Limited-Time Deal: Prime Visa Now Offers an Instant $200 Amazon Gift Card

The Prime Visa is offering an instant $200 gift card upon approval through Dec. 4, 2023. Find out more and see how to apply for this Amazon card.
Nov. 17, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

More Than 1 in 3 Consumers Plans to Spend More This Holiday Season. But Ask Yourself These Questions Before You Do the Same

Upping your spending this year during the holidays? Read on for ways to make sure that doesn't get you into financial trouble.
Nov. 17, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Traveling to a Different State for the Holidays? Make This Credit Card Move First

Many people travel during the holiday season. Read on to see why you should let your credit card company know about your plans.
Nov. 16, 2023 | By Cole Tretheway

Shop Like a Pro: Earn Cash Back on Every Purchase With This Credit Card

You could earn more with this 2% cash back card than a 5% cash back competitor. Find out if it's right for you.
Nov. 16, 2023 | By Lyle Daly

4 Credit Cards to Earn More Cash Back in 2024

Cash back credit cards are offering fantastic rates and bonus opportunities. Boost your cash back in 2024 with these top picks.
Nov. 16, 2023 | By Lyle Daly

3 Credit Cards to Check Out if You Plan to Travel in 2024

Travel credit cards can help you spend less on your trips. See which cards you should check out to make your 2024 travel plans happen.
Nov. 16, 2023 | By Lyle Daly

Is Chasing Elite Status With Airlines and Hotels Worth It?

Airline and hotel loyalty programs offer more benefits if you reach their elite status tiers. Find out if it's worth doing extra to get elite status.
Nov. 16, 2023 | By Robin Hartill, CFP

4 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Credit Scores

Your credit score affects many aspects of your financial life, but there's a lot of mystery around them. Don't fall for these common credit score myths.
Nov. 16, 2023 | By Lyle Daly

Downgrade: How Travel Credit Cards Have Ruined Airport Lounges

Airport lounge access used to be a luxurious benefit. Find out why that's no longer the case and what you can do to improve your time at the airport.
Nov. 15, 2023 | By Lyle Daly

New Offer: Earn a $200 Welcome Bonus With the Citi Double Cash

The Citi Double Cash has a valuable new sign-up bonus. Get all the details and see if you should apply.
Nov. 15, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Here's What Happens When You Ignore Minor Credit Report Errors

Some credit report mistakes really are a big deal. Read on to see why.