Articles on Credit Cards

What Your Credit Card Says About Your Personality

Your credit card reveals more about you (your personality, that is) than you think! See what your card says about you.

How to Get All of the Benefits of Your Credit Cards — and None of the Costs

Credit card companies know that consumers can't resist shiny rewards programs. Learn how to get the rewards, with none of the guilt (or debt!).

Key Terms New Credit Card Users Must Understand

If you don't know your APR from your Average Daily Balance, you could be in for a rude surprise when your first credit card statement arrives.

How to Stay in a 5-Star Hotel for Less Than the Cost of a Motel

A couple of nights in a luxe hotel doesn't have to cost the equivalent of a car payment (or three). Here's what you need to know to find the best discounts possible.

American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card Review

Check out the benefits of the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card to see if it's a good card for you.

10 Awesome Credit Card Perks You Didn't Know About

Make sure you read the fine print on your credit card member agreement. You may be getting more than you bargained for — in a good way.

The Cheapest Way to Fly to Europe

Not all frequent flyer rewards programs are created equal. Learn which programs offer the best deals on flights to Europe.

This Might Be the Best Travel Rewards Program (No Matter What Airline You Fly)

You will not believe how quickly you can rack up travel rewards with Chase Ultimate Rewards.

Barclays US Airways Premier World / World MasterCard Review

Fans of US Airways can save on flights and upgrades by signing up for one of their credit cards.

How to Earn Tons of Frequent Flyer Miles Without Flying

You don't need to fly the friendly skies to earn free airfare. Discover how you can rack up thousands of airline miles without ever leaving the ground.

A Beginner's Guide to Miles and Points

Memorable family vacations are common adventures for savvy travel rewards card users. Begin a trip far away by starting with these basics.

Are You Wasting Your Credit Card Rewards on One of These Stupid Things?

Some credit card rewards are better than others. Make sure you're making the most of your rewards by avoiding the ripoffs and grabbing the best deals.

Cashing in at the Supermarket: Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express Review

Getting 3% cash back at many department stores is attractive, but the 6% cash back on supermarket purchases is what really sets this card apart.

How to Balance Saving for Retirement, Emergency Fund, and Paying Off Debt

Funding the personal finance Big Three — debt repayment, retirement, and emergency cash — is possible if you follow a balanced plan, like this one.

A Secured Credit Card Can Repair Your Credit Score — Here's How to Pick the Best

A secured credit card can help improve your creditworthiness, but some secured cards do more harm than good. Here's how to choose one that's right for you.

Will New Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards Stop Identity Theft?

Pretty soon you'll be getting a new, more secure credit card in the mailbox. It's called "chip and PIN," and here's what you need to know about it.

6 Hidden Dangers of Credit Card Balance Transfers

We're advocates of credit balance transfers as part of a debt reduction plan, but that doesn't mean the strategy is risk-free. Here's what to watch out for.

Now Is the Best Time in Years to Do a Credit Card Balance Transfer

A credit card balance transfer is a good first step toward debt reduction and a sounder financial footing. Here's why you shouldn't wait to use one.

The 10 Commandments of Credit Card Use

Follow these 10 rules of responsible credit card use and reap the rewards of low interest, smaller monthly bills, and more money in your savings.

The Best 0% Balance Transfer Credit Cards

If you're fighting to reduce your credit card debt, a balance transfer card can be a powerful tool. Read this list to find the best card for you.