5 Steps to Choosing Your First Credit Card

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While it’s true that many 18-to-24-year-olds regularly overspend, it’s also true that many young adults try hard to avoid debt — especially credit card debt. Liz Weston in a MSN Money article outlines the reasons young people hate credit cards: they don’t want the temptation to overspend and have seen credit card debt wreck the […]

Published or Updated: September 7, 2013

What Credit Score Do You Need To Get A Credit Card?

Credit Cards

Using a credit card responsibly can be a great way to build credit and take advantage of cash back and travel rewards. But you may be wondering if your credit score is good enough to get a credit card. There’s no general minimum credit score to get a credit card. Some credit cards, particularly those […]

Published or Updated: March 31, 2014

7 Little-Known Ways to Save on Airfare and Airline Fees

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When it comes to airfare and airline fees, there are several myths that can cost you serious cash if you aren’t careful. Think booking as early as possible will guarantee the lowest fare? That’s just not true. Have you accepted checked bag fees as a part of flying? Actually, there are several ways around them. […]

Published or Updated: June 17, 2014

Think Like a Frequent Flyer to Get the Most from Your Credit Card

Simply having a travel rewards credit card doesn’t mean that you are maximizing the benefit. While most of you probably know that these credit cards accumulate frequent flier miles, there are many lesser-known perks that could help you get the most from your credit card. 1. Read the Fine Print for Any ‘Secret’ Travel Perks […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2014

The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards of 2015

Blue Sky from American Express Big

If you find yourself traveling a lot because of work or pleasure, owning a travel rewards credit card is a great way to reduce your costs and at the same time, earn a little something on the side.  Depending on your situation, you may be looking for a card that can earn you stays at […]

Published or Updated: January 6, 2015

Your 60-Second Guide to Credit Cards

60 Second Guide to Credit Cards

Are you completely new to the world of credit cards? Interest rates. Cash back bonuses. Credit limits. It can all be quite confusing! This quick credit card guide will get you started in understanding all the credit card basics: Credit Card Pros and Cons As with all other financial products, credit cards have their pros […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2014

KAIKU Visa Prepaid Card Review

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I’m still amazed when I read a news report lambasting prepaid debit cards. The main beef with these banking alternatives is high fees. Five years ago that was a legitimate complaint. But today, there are a number of low fee prepaid cards. I’ve written about a number of these cards in the past. Today I […]

Published or Updated: October 30, 2014

Platinum Card from American Express Review

The Platinum Card from American Express Big

Few credit cards symbolize style like the Platinum® Card from American Express.  Other credit card issuers attempt to generate buzz with the word platinum attached to some of their credit card products, but unless it’s American Express, it doesn’t mean much.  The Platinum Card from American Express is a one of a kind charge card […]

Published or Updated: December 23, 2013

5% Credit Card Cash Back Rotating Categories Update

Discover it Card 5% Categories October to December

The highest cash back percentage you’ll find anywhere is five percent on select categories that change every three months. There are three major credit cards that offer 5% cash back: the Discover it Card, the Chase Freedom® Visa, and the Citi® Dividend Platinum Select® Visa®. These rotating categories are one of the reasons each of […]

Published or Updated: November 4, 2014