Credit Cards
How to Start Building Credit Once You Turn 18
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Good credit is crucial to unlocking many financial opportunities in life. When you have a great credit score, you can get lower interest rates on car loans, credit cards and mortgages. Some employers and landlords even check credit reports before they make a job offer or approve a resident application. While developing a solid credit history... Read More

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Are Credit Cards Bad?
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Let’s get this out of the way: Credit cards aren’t inherently bad. They’re simply financial products that allow you to make purchases without having the cash on hand right away.…
Tips to Consolidate Credit Card Debt
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Editorial Note: This content is not provided by the credit card issuer. Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the issuer. … Continue reading →

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Alliant Platinum Rewards Card Slashes Its Points Value
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Holders of the  are getting some bad news: As of early 2021, points are no longer worth the industry-standard 1 cent apiece, which dramatically lowers the card’s effective earning rate.…
How Does a Line of Credit Work?
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When it comes to borrowing money, you have a few options like loans and credit cards. With a loan, you receive a lump sum all at once. You then have to repay that amount, plus interest over time. You also have … Continue reading →

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What Is the Difference Between Credit and Debit Cards?
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Credit and debit cards can both be used for shopping but operate differently. Credit cards impact your credit score but debit cards don’t—read on for more.
What Is the CVV on a Credit Card?
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If you’ve made a purchase online or over the phone, you’re probably familiar with the three sets of credit card numbers you have to hand over. These numbers include the credit card number, the expiration date and the CVV. If … Continue reading →

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How Long Should I Keep Credit Card Statements?
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Learn how long to hold on to important paperwork, including credit card statements and tax documents, in this article from Lexington Law.
How Does Cash Back Work?
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Editorial Note: This content is not provided by the credit card issuer. Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the issuer. … Continue reading →

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How to Increase Your Credit Score with a Secured Credit Card
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A good credit history means good rates on loans and other credit facilities. Once damaged though, rebuilding your credit can be difficult. However, you can get started by using a secured credit card that is easier to acquire than most other lines of credit. In this post, we shall look at how to increase your […]

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