Articles on Credit Cards

Why Do a Credit Card Balance Transfer, and How?

Learn the pros and cons of transferring a credit card balance, as well as how to choose the right credit card for you.

Pitting Airline Against Hotel Rewards

If you've ever hesitated before redeeming your airline miles and wondered if you're getting a good deal, you're in good company.

6 Reasons Why Cash Is Still King

Learn the top reasons why cash is still king — even in the age of plastic.

Travel and Money: Using Prepaid Travel Cards

Prepaid Travel Cards can be a useful — and secure — alternative to debit cards and credit cards, as well as a way to hedge against currency risk.

Getting Your Credit Limit Raised

It doesn't necessarily make sense, but by practicing a potentially bad habit, you can easily get your credit limit raised.

Independence Day Roundup: Military vs. Civilian Credit Cards

In certain categories, there are military cards that soundly beat anything civilians can apply for.

Travel and Money: Using Your Credit Card on the Road

Here are the advantages of credit card usage and precautions to take to stay safe.

How a Solid Credit Score Saves You Money

Your FICO credit score has a direct bearing on what kind of interest you can expect to pay on a loan, a mortgage or any other similar product. Many employers and landlords als

How to Decipher Credit Card Advertising

How do you figure out whether a credit card offer is good or bad? We'll break down the terms and conditions for you.

Ultimate Credit Card Perks Checklist: Benefits You Don't Know About

Learn secret credit card perks, including extended warranty and price protection with the ultimate credit card benefits checklist.

Reduce Your Credit Limits to Manage Your Spending

Most of us have more credit than we need, and this can be dangerous for those trying to manage their debt and spending. Remove the temptation by asking for your credit lines to

Book Review: Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict

In Spent: Memoirs of Shopping Addict, Avis Cardella writes about her struggles with acquiring more and more stuff without fulfillment for two decades. This is the painful story

Convenience Checks: 6 Reasons Why They Can Cause Trouble

Convenience checks aren't like regular checks attached to a checking account. They are a type of loan, a cash advance against the credit availability on your credit card. Here are

How to Use Up Remaining Balances on Prepaid Gift Cards

Looking in my wallet, there are no less than 5 prepaid debit or gift cards hiding at any one time.

5 Credit Card Apps for Businesses and Consumers

There’s an easy way (and an app!) to accept other forms of payment besides cash.

10 Shocking Facts About Our World

Did you know that people who pay for fast food using a credit card spend 50% more than those who pay with cash? That, and a whole lot more shocking statistics after the jump.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Merchant Account

More and more consumers are putting away their cash and just relying on plastic. As a business owner, what can you do to get the most out of your merchant account and please you

New Credit Card Rules: Who Really Benefits?

Credit card industry reform may have good intentions, but will these rules encourage the same behavior that made reform necessary in the first place?

8 Tips to Help Your Teenager Become Credit Smart

Now that I am a mother of two teenagers, credit card abuse is one of the first dangers of financial common sense that I discussed with them. Here are 8 tips to help your teenager p

How to Avoid Getting Your Credit Card Canceled

Find out why your credit card could be canceled on you without notice, and tips to help avoid it.