Articles on Credit Cards

Bringing Water and Wheels to Africa: My Amazing Frugal Vacation

Living frugally can help us achieve other goals — such as, in one writer's case, providing water and bicycles for people in Uganda.

The 5 Best Premium Credit Cards

Despite their millionaire marketing, these premium cards might help you save extra money, not spend it — especially if you travel a lot.

Best Credit Cards for Small Businesses

Whether you run a small business or want a second card to help keep work expenses separate from personal ones, look to one of these cards.

The Best Secured Credit Cards

If you have no or a bad credit history, getting a secured card could help you build or rebuild your credit score. Find out if one of these cards is right for you.

3 Tax Deductions You Can Never Take

Every tax season, people ask me about the same mythical deductions. Take a look at these three common points of confusion before filing this spring.

The Best Credit Cards for People With Excellent Credit

Have great credit? Then you have an opportunity to get high-reward credit cards that offer 2% or more cash back, double points, and more.

Surprising Things That Can Kill Your Credit

We're all familiar with the damage a late payment can do to a credit score. But there are plenty of other credit-sinkers you might not know about.

Extreme Mileage Hacking: Creative Ways to Earn Flier Miles

If you're think you're doing all you can to earn frequent flier miles, get a bit of inspiration from these talented travelers.

Credit Card Churning and Why It's Not Worth It

Is credit card churning worth it?

6 Credit Card Services You Don’t (Usually) Need

Credit card companies often try to upsell you on additional services that are straight-up unnecessary. Discover the worst ones to watch out for.

Chase Freedom®: A More Rewarding Way to Shop

The Chase Freedom Card offers up to 5% cash back, which is among the highest cash back offered by any credit card.

The Best Travel Credit Card Perks Beyond Miles

As credit cards try harder to get your business, they offer more and more perks. From hotel upgrades to free checked bags, discover what you can get.

How to Maximize Your Airline Mileage Redemptions

It's not enough just to earn mileage awards from credit cards — you need to make the most of the miles you earn. Here's how to do it.

Using Airline Credit Cards to Score Premium Travel Awards

Want to not just fly for free, but to do it in style? It's possible. Discover how a little planning and the right frequent flier rewards card can make it happen.

How Simplifying Your Accounts Can Improve Your Finances

Discover how you can simplify your life and improve your finances at the same time by minimizing and streamlining your accounts.

How to Get Rid of and Avoid Late Fees

Of all the ways you can waste money, paying late fees is one of the worst. Learn how to never pay another late fee again.

The Best Low Interest Rate Credit Cards

If you need to pay off credit card debt, having a card with a low interest rate can help immensely. Here are your best options.

The Best Sign-up Bonuses for Airline Miles Credit Cards

One of the biggest travel credit card benefits is the hefty sign-up bonuses. Learn how to find them, and discover five great bonuses available right now.

Which Frequent Flier Program Has the Best Awards Availability?

Sick of blackout dates and high mileage requirements? Discover which frequent flier programs are best — and which ones to leave behind when you fly.

Should You Avoid Rewards Cards With Annual Fees?

The common wisdom is that credit cards with annual fees are never worth it, but the truth is that you could be missing out on valuable rewards.