Articles on Credit Cards

Are You Getting All the Credit Card Rewards You've Earned?

Credit card rewards programs look attractive, but there are several hidden costs, beginning with the cost of not redeeming those rewards.

6 Ways Debt Settlement Can Leave You Deeper in Debt (Even With Trustworthy Companies)

It's true. Debt settlement can actually leave you deeper in debt after you've settled with your creditors. Here's what to watch for.

Never Use Your Credit Card to Pay for These 10 Things

Paying with plastic can be really convenient — it can also be really, really expensive. Avoid the extra costs by avoiding these 10 purchases.

10 Surprising Ways to Save Money on Hotels

Hotels are expensive! Cut the cost of a night's stay with these clever lodging cost cutters.

How to Get a Credit Card When You Have Bad Credit

Bad credit? No Credit? No problem! You can still get a credit card for emergencies or to repair your credit score, if you know where to look.

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.

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.