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Can You Apply for a Credit Card With a Cosigner?

If you’re trying to get a credit card, but your credit history isn’t as good as you wish it was, applying with a cosigner on your account might seem

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Credit Card Convenience Fees vs. Surcharges, and How to Avoid Them

Using a credit card for the bulk of your purchases can yield huge benefits if you pay your balance faithfully and avoid credit card interest

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Best Store Credit Cards

If you’ve been shopping lately, then you know that it’s difficult to visit a chain store without being offered an application for a store credit

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What Is a Prepaid Debit Card?

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

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How Do Credit Card Balance Transfer Checks Work?

If you have an unsecured credit card of any kind, you’ve probably received those nifty balance transfer checks in the mail. From a distance, these

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Four Ways Holiday Shopping Can Crush Your Credit

The tradition of holiday overspending is as American as apple pie. Tradition or not, bad holiday spending habits can undoubtedly take a toll on your

10.12.16
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Can You Buy a Car with a Credit Card?

When you’re in the market for a new or used car, it’s smart to shop around. Beyond searching for the best price on the right car

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Applying for a Credit Limit Increase: What You Should Know

When a credit card issuer extends you a line of credit, they usually place a limit on the amount of money you can borrow at

Chase Sapphire Reserve Review: Best Travel Card Ever?

While there are plenty of premier rewards credit cards on the market, the Chase Sapphire ReserveSM might be the best deal yet. Part of the

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Best EMV Chip Credit Cards

Chances are you’ve noticed a transition in the credit card industry from simple magnetic strips to cards with embedded microchips. The cause of this shift?

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Guaranteed Getaway: Credit Cards That Offer a Free Hotel Stay Each Year

While hotel points can go a long ways toward helping you achieve a heavily discounted trip, a free night’s stay can only sweeten the deal.

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Does Sam’s Club Take Visa Credit Cards?

If you’re a big-box store enthusiast, you’ll want to hear this. As of Feb. 1, 2016, Sam’s Club began to accept Visa credit cards as payment

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How Long Does It Take to Build Credit From Scratch?

Everyone starts out with a blank slate when it comes to their credit reports. The trick, of course, if you have never established any type

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Can You Pay Off One Credit Card with Another?

If you’re unable to make the minimum payment on your credit card, using another credit card to pay your bill might sound ideal. By paying

09.23.16
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Best Credit Cards with Rental Car Insurance for 2016

Are you aware of all of the benefits of your credit cards? While most people just use their cards to make purchases, others seek out

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Why Don’t More Retailers Accept American Express? Merchant Fees.

If you carry an American Express credit card, you probably already know the drill. Once you’re done shopping and ready to make a purchase, you

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What Is a Secured Credit Card and How Is It Different From an Unsecured Card?

While you might think all credit cards work the same way, that’s not quite the case. When it comes to credit cards, there are actually

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The Best Payday Loan Alternatives of 2016

I don’t like admitting it, but I’ve used payday loan services. Like a lot of journalists who specialize in personal finance, I began writing about

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