Articles on Credit Cards

10 Things You Think Affect Your Credit Score — But Don't

Myths abound about what does and does not impact a credit score. Read this list of "Does Nots" and know why your score is gonna be fine.

The Best New Travel Rewards Card on the Block: Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard

Get 2 miles on every purchase, and redeem for cash back or travel!

Unlimited Cash Back: The Capital One® Quicksilver® Card - 0% Intro APR for 15 Months

The Quicksilver Cash Rewards Credit Card is great for those who want no-fuss cash rewards.

Crowdsourcing Experiment: Barclaycard Ring Mastercard

Barclaycard Ring Mastercard aims to bring cardmembers and banks closer together in order to create the perfect credit card for consumer, by the consumer.

8 Things People With Good Credit Never Do

Want good credit? Don't do this.

Discover it® chrome: No Fuss Rewards

Meet Discover it chrome. What's so special about it? 12 months 0% intro APR, and no more rotating bonus categories!

What You Need to Know Before Getting Your First Credit Card

A credit card can be a great tool — or it can ruin your finances for years to come. Here's what you need to know before you get one.

Miracle Device Coin Rolls All Your Credit Cards Into One

Coin's like a universal remote for your plastic: a magical device that lets you store and toggle among all your cards, without actually having to carry around any of them.

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.

Best Charge Card: Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

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

14 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.

US Airways Premier 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 Earning Miles and Points for Free Travel

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.