Articles on Credit Cards

Maximize the Value of Your Airline Miles and Points

Should you pay with points or pay with cash? Learn how to apply the Two Cent Rule and maximize the value of your travel rewards.

5 Best Cash Back Credit Cards

If you're responsible with your credit, a rewards credit card can be a nice perk -- free stuff! If you don't want to bother with points programs, choose a cash rewards card.

Best Rewards Card: The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

Our travel credit card expert zips around the world for free using by credit card rewards. Learn why this card is the best in his wallet.

The 5 Best Credit Cards for College Students

Used wisely, these credit cards can be a great way for parents and college kids to share expenses while also building students' financial independence.

Credit Cards Aren’t as Competitive as They Want You to Believe

Competition between businesses is what creates good deals for consumers, right? Then why the heck are credit card companies not more competitive?

Retire Your Credit Card Debt With Citi Simplicity® Card

For the two-thirds of American credit card holders who carry a balance, Citi Simplicity may be the best way to step off the treadmill.

The Platinum Card: Do the Perks Justify the Fee?

No other card comes close to Platinum's pile of perks, services, fee refunds, and exclusives. But few other cards come close to Platinum's annual fee, either.

What's Your Credit Card Spending Style?

Whether you're a credit pro or a plastic-card newbie, understanding your card use can help you have a better relationship with your money.

The Best 5 Credit Cards for Groceries

Food is a huge part of most families' budgets. Maximize your supermarket spending by using one of these great grocery cash-back cards.

The Simmons First Visa Platinum Credit Card: The Lowest Standard APR Available

You won't get rewards or perks or concierge service with this credit card, but you will get the industry's lowest interest rate.

5 Best Travel Reward Credit Cards

Jason's family has been earning free travel for over 20 years. These are his favorite travel rewards cards.

An Open Letter to America's Credit Card Companies

One consumer suggests five ways credit card companies can improve our love-hate relationship with those little pieces of plastic.

A Brief History of Credit Card Marketing Tactics

Credit card companies have been trying to part us from our money for years — and their techniques are only getting more sophisticated.

Should Credit Cards Reward Good Behavior?

Bank of America is offering a new credit card that gives you cash back for paying more than the minimum. But is it a good deal for consumers?

Invest Your Rewards With the Fidelity Rewards AMEX Card

Don't just pocket your credit card rewards. With this card you can easily put them to work in an investment account.

How to Get a Truly Free Credit Report

If you want a truly free credit report, ignore the clever ads and go straight to the source — where there are no strings attached.

Love Travel, but Hate Airline Miles? Try AmEx's Blue Sky Preferred

Credit card issuers are replacing complex airline mile rewards with flexible statement credits. Is AMEX's Blue Sky Preferred the best of the bunch?

The Citi® Diamond Preferred® Card: 0% Interest With Benefits

The Citi Diamond Preferred Card doesn't ask you to choose between a great promotional rate (0% APR for 18 months) and attractive cardholder perks and benefits; it offers both.

Capital One Venture Rewards Card Review

By replacing flighty airline miles with statement credits, the Capital One Venture Rewards card makes redeeming and earning travel rewards easy.

The Lowdown on Data Accuracy in Your Credit Report

Your credit report is crucial to your finances. Learn easy and free ways to keep your report accurate.