Articles on Credit Cards

The 25 Best Credit Cards From Credit Unions

These offerings from credit unions large and small may convince it's time to leave your big bank behind once and for all.

Best Discount Store Credit Cards

Get even better deals when you use discount store credit cards.

Best Cards for Women’s Apparel

Choose the best credit card for shopping in women's clothing stores.

Best Superstore and Wholesale Club Credit Cards

Save at superstores and wholesale clubs with these store credit cards.

Best Department Store Cards

Shop with the best department store credit cards.

Best Cards for Men & Women’s Apparel Stores

Find the best women's and men's apparel credit cards.

Best Credit Cards for Home & Kitchen Stores

Save more on home and kitchen goods with these store credit cards.

How Free Extended Warranties Work on Credit Cards

Did your pricey purchase break just months after your warranty expired? Your credit card has you covered.

Careful! Your Credit Card May Be Sharing Your Private Info

You may have asked your credit card company not to share your data. They know an awful lot about you, anyway.

Simple Guide to Evaluating a Credit Card With an Annual Fee

Cards with annual fees often offer bigger rewards and better perks, but how do you know if you're actually coming out ahead?

FICO or FAKO: Are Free Credit Scores From Credit Cards the Real Thing?

Your credit card provider might offer your credit score —for free! — every month. Here's what you need to know about that complimentary number.

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.