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
Jan 25, 2019
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
Nov 13, 2019
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
Aug 20, 2019

Most Recent Articles

Credit Card Interest Typically Compounds Daily – Here’s How to Take Advantage of That

A few weeks ago, I posted an article on the idea of interest that accrues daily. Here’s a brief explanation;…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
May 29, 2014
Six Tactics for Handling Piles of Credit Card Debt

This article first appeared at U.S. News and World Report Money. A lot of American families have a lot of…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Feb 10, 2014
Personal Finance Advice For Store Credit Cards

You can barely visit a chain store these days without being offered a credit card associated with that store. From…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Sep 10, 2014
Credit Cards and Annual Fees

As I’ve mentioned before on The Simple Dollar, I’m a believer in the healthy use of credit cards. As long…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Apr 25, 2018
Reader Tip Tuesday #4

A little late, but a good one! Here’s this week’s Reader Tip Tuesday. Once you’ve gotten into dangerous waters with…

TSD Contributor
Oct 31, 2018
Learning to Trust Credit Cards

Credit cards are intimidating, but they don't have to be. You can learn how to be a responsible credit card…

Ellen Gans
Ellen Gans
Oct 31, 2018