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A Simple Guide to Getting Maximum Value from Your Credit Cards

Sometimes, the simplest questions are just perfect. How do people even use credit cards without messing everything up? A reader we’ll call Jean sent that

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When Is It Safe to Close a Credit Card?

You work hard to maintain good credit scores, but the truth is that even one seemingly innocent mistake has the potential to undo your efforts.

Best Business Credit Cards of 2017

Business owners, sole proprietors, and freelancers alike can benefit from having a dedicated business credit card. Without a business card, you’ll have to manually sort

Best Travel Credit Card for 2017

Summer is almost here and that means we’re about to enter peak travel season. Whether you’re planning a family vacation or looking to travel for business, there’s

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Want Your Free Credit Score? More Credit Cards Are Willing to Give it to You

If you’re searching for your credit score, you can put your wallet away, because you’re not going to need it. In recent years credit scores

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Here’s How Much the Average American Pays in Interest Each Year

From the moment we’re born, we’re taught that borrowing money is normal and, dare I say it, expected. From mortgages to car loans to $700 smartphones

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Three Common Credit Mistakes and How to Fix Them

If credit was easy, then everyone would have a VantageScore or FICO score of 850. But it’s not easy, and mistakes happen. Your challenge as

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Airport Lounge Access Is Sweet, Sweet Luxury – But Can It Save You Money, Too?

The fact that we can fly to the other side of the world never ceases to amaze me. After enduring an initial trip to the airport,

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When Credit Card Rewards Become Dangerous

As a credit card rewards expert and frequent traveler, I like to stay on top of the changes in the rewards industry. As part of

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Can the GM BuyPower Card Help You Save on a New Car?

We’ve all heard of earning cash back, airfare, and hotel stays with credit card rewards, but what about a new car? The GM BuyPower card

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Your Credit Card Minimum Payment Is Just That — a Minimum

When finances become tight it can be quite tempting to cut back on your credit card payments. After all, if you send in a small

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Applying for a Credit Card After Bankruptcy

There’s no two ways about it: Nothing is going to ding your credit score harder than filing for bankruptcy. But after you declare bankruptcy, you

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Can I Pay My Taxes With a Credit Card?

Owing money to the tax man is never fun, but that’s especially true if your tax debt comes as a surprise. Perhaps you thought you

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Can I Pay My Auto Loan With a Credit Card?

Can you pay your auto loan with a credit card? Well, yes… technically you can. Most lenders won’t allow you to use a credit card to pay

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Why Is Credit Utilization Such a Big Deal?

Credit scores can either save you a ton of money or cost you just as much. Ultimately it’s your own credit management habits that will determine

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Five Signs You Shouldn’t Use a Credit Card

Despite the bad rap they’ve gotten over the years, credit cards really do offer benefits you can’t get with other forms of payment. While most

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Should You Get a Secured Business Credit Card?

Getting a new business idea off the ground isn’t easy regardless of how prepared you are. But the challenge becomes greater when you don’t have

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Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card Review

The is the card of choice for travelers who regularly stay at Marriott hotels. It offers 5 points per dollar on Marriott purchases; 2 points