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Credit Cards Blog

Whether you're looking for tips on racking up credit card points or you just want to learn about the latest cards to hit this fast-changing market, we've got you covered. Start here to learn about using credit cards to your advantage, staying out of debt, and earning rewards like free travel or cash back.

Featured Articles

When Paying Bills With Credit Card Makes Sense (and When It Doesn’t)

While credit cards can serve as short-term loans when you’re in a pinch, they also offer one heck of a convenience…

Holly Johnson
Nov 8, 2016
Eight Tips to Make Credit Cards Work for You, Not Against You

A credit card can be a valuable tool if you know how to use it properly. Likewise, using credit cards…

Holly Johnson
May 21, 2015
How to Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate

High Interest Rates can Keep Cardholders in Debt Longer. Break Free From the Debt Cycle by Lowering your Current Interest…

Ellen Gans
Ellen Gans
Jul 12, 2013

Most Recent Articles

Keep Your Receipts When You Pay With a Credit Card: A Cautionary Tale

Over last year’s holiday break from school, my husband and I took our kids on a cruise. We planned our…

Holly Johnson
Feb 19, 2019
Airline Miles or Points About to Expire? Here Are Eight Easy Ways to Keep Them

Airline miles, hotel points, and flexible travel points make it easy to see the world at a discount — and…

Holly Johnson
Feb 14, 2019
The Case Against Airline Miles (and Four Rewards Strategies to Consider Instead)

For a long time, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with airline miles. I love it when they work the way…

Holly Johnson
Feb 6, 2019
Is the Golden Age of Credit Card Rewards Travel About to Change?

By now you’ve probably heard of The Points Guy, an individual who turned maximizing credit card rewards into a fabulous…

Mia Taylor
Feb 3, 2019
The New Southwest Companion Pass Offer Is Pretty Meh – Here’s What to Do Instead

Earlier this month, Southwest announced a newer credit card offer that sounds like a stellar deal. Through Feb. 11, consumers…

Holly Johnson
Jan 25, 2019
The Best Ways to Redeem Points and Miles When You Can’t Afford to Travel

Picking up a travel rewards credit card may seem like a good idea, but what happens when you can’t afford…

Holly Johnson
Jan 24, 2019