Articles on Credit Cards

Best Rewards Credit Cards for Newbies

If you're new to credit card rewards, this list will help you pick the best card to start with.

6 Credit Card Mistakes That Could Be Ruining Your Credit

Your credit score is vital to your financial health. Don't let these common credit card errors tank it.

Avoid These 6 Mistakes Newbies Make With Their First Credit Cards

Getting your first credit card allows you to enter the financial mainstream. Be sure to avoid these common mistakes that can cost you.

Should You Sign Up for That Store Credit Card?

Store credit cards are sometimes good for building credit. But their terms can make them less attractive than many other cards. Should you get one?

Don't Make These 6 Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus Mistakes

There's nothing wrong with signing up for a new credit card to get in on the bonuses — just don't make these mistakes and lose out.

7 Ways to Save Loads of Money Using Credit Cards

Few financial products are as versatile and powerful as a credit card. Here are seven ways they can save you money.

4 Reasons Credit Is Safer Than Debit

If you're prone to overspending, a debit card may be your best bet. For everyone else, credit cards are the safer choice.

Get Paid for Paying Early with The Plum Card from American Express OPEN

Get the business charge card that gives you a 1.5% discount and lets you defer payments.

USAA Preferred Cash Rewards Visa Signature: Simple Cash Back on All Your Purchases

Avoid complicated rewards programs and earn a flat rate of 1.5% cash back on all your purchases.

Same-As-Cash Store Offers vs. 0% Intro APR Credit Cards — Which Is Right for You?

Your favorite store may offer a "same as cash" deal with no-interest financing. Beware — it's not the same as getting 0% APR on new purchases.

5 Times Personal Loans May Be Better Than Credit Cards

Sometimes getting a personal loan is a better choice than using your credit cards.

How to Return Items Through Your Credit Card If the Store Refuses

Credit card policies can get you a refund when the store refuses. Just be sure to read the fine print.

6 Types of Travel Insurance Credit Cards Include That You Didn't Know About

Before you pony up for travel insurance, check your credit card benefits first. You may already be covered by policies you didn't even know existed.

How Credit Cards Protect Your Purchases From Damage or Theft

You loved your fab new camera until your kid broke it. Check the fine print on your credit card account — you may be eligible for a free replacement.

Best Credit Cards for Jewelry Stores

A guide to the best jewelry store credit cards.

How One Man Used Credit Card Rewards to Go to the Last 11 Super Bowls

And this year one super cardholder will make it 12 in a row.

The 25 Best Credit Cards From Credit Unions

These offerings from credit unions large and small may convince it's time to leave your big bank behind once and for all.

Best Discount Store Credit Cards

Get even better deals when you use discount store credit cards.

Best Cards for Women’s Apparel

Choose the best credit card for shopping in women's clothing stores.

Best Superstore and Wholesale Club Credit Cards

Save at superstores and wholesale clubs with these store credit cards.