Articles on Credit Cards

5 Smart Ways to Meet a Rewards Card Minimum Spending Requirement

Sign-up bonuses can jump-start your rewards-earning potential. Here's how to hit your card's minimum spending requirement, fast.

U.S. Bank Credit Card Offers: Applications & Reviews

Everything you need to know about U.S. Bank credit card offers, applications, and reviews.

How to Use Credit Cards Responsibly During the Holidays

It's easy to get carried away during the holidays. Here's how to enjoy the season, without running up big balances on your cards.

4 Ways to Negotiate Credit Card Debt

Here's a secret not enough of us know: Everything is negotiable — even your credit card debt.

9 Ways to Use Miles and Points for Holiday Gifts

Most people use their hard-earned credit card rewards for travel. Here's an idea: Why not give your budget a vacation from holiday shopping?

5 Ways to Use Credit Card Rewards this Christmas

If you're struggling to afford Christmas this year, these rewards credit card strategies could help you save money and boost the number of gifts you can put under the tree.

USAA Credit Card Offers: Applications & Reviews

Everything you need to know about USAA credit card offers, applications, and reviews.

Prepaid Cards About to Get Safer and Better

New consumer protection rules for prepaid cards will help protect you from theft, fraud, and unreasonable fees.

How Your Unused Credit Cards May Be Costing You

Before you stash your paid-off plastic, you might want to think twice about letting it hibernate.

6 Scary Facts About Credit Card Debt

Halloween is coming right up and we've got a real fright — these super scary facts about credit card debt.

Should You Pay Your Student Loans With Credit Cards?

You can use a credit card to pay for just about everything — even other loan payments. But there's a catch.

5 Ways to Pay Off High Interest Credit Card Debt

Don't let high interest credit card debt totally derail your money. Pay it off, quickly, with a few smart moves.

4 Important Ways College Students Should Use Credit Cards

These are powerful ways students can use credit cards for their benefit while still avoiding debt.

Best Visa Credit Cards

If you prefer Visa and its benefits, these are the best Visa credit cards available.

Best Mastercard Credit Cards

Get all the benefits that Mastercard offers with these cards.

Best Credit Cards to Rebuild Credit After Bankruptcy

These are the best credit cards to get after a bankruptcy to fix your credit score.

5 Thoughts I Had After Paying Off My Credit Card Debt

A lot goes through your mind when you finally overcome credit card debt. After "Whoo-Hoo!," what comes next?

This Simple Mistake on a Credit Application May Cost You

Your income plays a big role on credit card applications. Report it wisely (and honestly!) for best results — especially if you freelance.

What to Do When Your Belongings Get Stolen Abroad

Losing your belongings or having them stolen while on vacation is a nightmare, but don't panic. Here's what you need to do.

What Happens When Your Credit Card Debt Is Charged Off?

A “charge off” on your credit card debt doesn’t mean it’s disappearing. Take action before your credit score takes a huge hit.