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
Jun 17, 2020
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
Jul 21, 2020
How to Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate

If credit card debt, and more specifically ridiculously high interest, is holding you back, take back control by lowering your…

Stephen Altrogge
Stephen Altrogge
May 27, 2020

Most Recent Articles

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…

The Simple Dollar Staff
The Simple Dollar Staff
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
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…

Ellen Gans
Ellen Gans
Jul 28, 2014
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…

Ellen Gans
Ellen Gans
May 19, 2014
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…

Ellen Gans
Ellen Gans
Aug 9, 2019