Learning to Trust Credit Cards

Hey Simple Dollar readers, I wanted to share an article by a new contributor to the site, Ellen Gans. In it she examines her own

Understanding How Prepaid Debit Cards as Payroll Works

We’ve spoken before about the ins and outs of prepaid debit cards. They carry both benefits and drawbacks for the everyday consumer. The perks —

When to Use Your Credit Card — and When to Not

Want to become a savvy credit card user? You’ve come to the right place. This article will discuss when to pull out your credit card,

Prepaid Credit Card Right For You?

You know about credit cards and debit cards, and you may even be familiar with secured credit cards, but did you know there’s another option

How to Eliminate Credit Card Debt

$15,216. That number reflects the average US household credit card debt among indebted households. That’s a scary number, and it means that for every household


The Future of Banking and Credit Cards

If you’re a fan of plastic payments, it may be difficult to imagine a world without credit cards. It’s no wonder they are such an

What to Do if Your Credit Limit Gets Cut

If you just received notice that your credit limit has been slashed on one of your credit cards, don’t panic. You’re not alone. And it’s

How to Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate

It’s okay. You can admit that you were sucked in by that 0% introductory interest rate. It happens to the best of us. But what

How to Maximize Credit Card Rewards

A credit card is a credit card is a credit card — until you take all those snazzy rewards into account. Rewards programs are more

How to Dispute a Charge on your Credit Card Bill

It’s often hard to believe your credit card bill actually reflects the amount of money you’ve spent. “How did I spend so much?” you ask

Compulsive Shopping and Credit Card Addiction

Let’s cut to the chase: compulsive shopping and credit card addiction are genuine problems, and they’re more common than you may think. If you suspect

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