Articles on Credit Cards

How to Turn Groceries Into Gasoline

Grocery store gas discount programs can be a great way to save money on fuel — if you shop wisely. Learn how to make the most of these discounts.

Beware Celebrities Bearing Prepaid Cards

From the Kardashians to Justin Bieber, celebs are endorsing prepaid cards. Learn how these cards can drain your funds faster than saying, "Baby, baby, baby."

5 Best Online Savings Accounts

Some online banks have great service, while others offer great interest rates. These five have both.

How to Escape Reward Card Spending Traps

Even savvy shoppers can get sucked into credit card traps. Get the benefits of a rewards card and avoid the pitfalls by developing these habits.

4 Easy Credit Card Resolutions That Anyone Can Keep

Starting New Year's resolutions on January 1 is silly. Now that we're settling into 2013, here are some (very reasonable) resolutions for your credit card.

The PenFed Promise Visa Card Offers a Way to Escape Your Big Bank

With industry best interest rates and no fees, the PenFed Promise Visa card may be just the trick for borrowers looking to break the big bank habit.

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The Best Credit Cards of 2018

From great rewards to low interest rates, check out our expert's picks for best credit cards of the year.

Weight Watchers for Your Wallet

There are a lot of parallels between losing weight and saving money — in fact, some of the best financial advice comes from dieting.

12 Habits of Highly Responsible Credit Card Users

While regular credit card use can be harmful, these 12 responsible credit habits can help you build a stronger credit rating and a healthier bottom line.

7 Hot Credit Card Trends for 2013

From mobile wallets to great sign-up bonuses to (could it be?) easy credit, learn about next year's big credit card trends.

FICO vs. Fakes: Are You Getting the Wrong Credit Score?

FICO has a formula that rates your creditworthiness. Other companies do too, but using their services could get you in trouble. Learn why.

The "Secret" Credit Card Perk That Saved Me $300

What to do when a purchase breaks after the warranty is over? Read your credit card fine print — you might be able to get a full, no-string-attached refund.

No Hassle: Capital One Cash Rewards Card

A miserly 1% cash back isn’t great, but several other attractive features make this card a good choice, especially for world travelers.

Chase Slate® Review: Balance Transfers With No Intro Fee

As the only credit card on the market with no intro balance transfer fee, the Chase Slate card can save you serious cash (and help you make a plan to pay off debt).

5 Reasons to Use Your Credit Card for Holiday Purchases

From extended warranties to price protection to easier returns, buying holiday gifts with your credit card can give you some serious benefits.

Arguing Over Money Drives Your Kids to Credit Card Debt

Discover how your relationship with money can affect your kids' relationship with money — and how to make positive changes for you and them.

Store Credit Cards That Don't Suck

Retail branded credit cards may be a wise choice for loyal customers. But what about department store credit cards?

How the Election Will Affect Your Credit Cards

How will credit card companies react to the U.S. Presidential election? We have some predictions — and some things you should do to prepare yourself.

How Rewards Cards Make Money

If you think you're gaming your credit card company, think again — you might be one of its biggest money makers. Learn how to avoid the trap.