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Best Rewards Credit Cards of 2017

If you want to earn rewards quickly (who doesn’t?), it’s important to choose a card that aligns with your spending habits and goals. With the

Best Travel Credit Card for 2017

Summer is almost here and that means we’re about to enter peak travel season. Whether you’re planning a family vacation or looking to travel for business, there’s

The Best Credit Cards for Bad Credit

If your credit needs some work, don’t give up! Making on-time payments — and keeping your credit utilization low — is the best way to

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A New Credit Score Is Coming: What You Need to Know About VantageScore 4.0

A new credit score will be finding its way to a credit bureau near you very soon. VantageScore Solutions, a joint venture of the three

Best International Credit Cards With No Foreign Transaction Fee

If you’re planning a trip overseas, be aware: most credit cards charge a 1-3% fee on purchases made outside the U.S. Between hotel stays, dining,

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How to Tell If a Credit Repair Company Is Breaking the Law

By John Ulzheimer and Chad Kusner Regardless of what you may have read or heard about the process called “credit repair,” it’s legal and consumers

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Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards for 2017

Experts agree, it’s best to pay off your entire balance each month. But when that isn’t possible, balance transfer credit cards can help you get

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Best Credit Card Signup Bonus Offers

Whether you’re pursuing airline miles, hotel loyalty points, flexible rewards, or simple-to-redeem cash back, the biggest bang for your buck is almost always found in

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Just Say No to Co-Signing (Your Credit Will Thank You)

There is no shortage of mistakes you can make when it comes to your credit. Missing your payments, running up large credit card balances, and

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Best Cash Back Credit Cards for 2017

Cash back credit cards make it easy to earn rewards for the purchases you make every day. In most cases, you’ll earn a percentage of

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Want Your Free Credit Score? More Credit Cards Are Willing to Give it to You

If you’re searching for your credit score, you can put your wallet away, because you’re not going to need it. In recent years credit scores

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Here’s How Much the Average American Pays in Interest Each Year

From the moment we’re born, we’re taught that borrowing money is normal and, dare I say it, expected. From mortgages to car loans to $700 smartphones

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Three Things Nobody Tells You About Your Credit

If you’re like most Americans, you probably learned absolutely nothing about credit as a part of your high school or college education. As a result,

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Why Your Credit Score Could Get a Big Boost This July

It’s doubtful many of you know what the CDIA or the NCAP are, but you need to know, and you need to know right now. People

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Three Common Credit Mistakes and How to Fix Them

If credit was easy, then everyone would have a VantageScore or FICO score of 850. But it’s not easy, and mistakes happen. Your challenge as

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Unpaid Taxes and Your Credit

“…but in this world nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.”  –Benjamin Franklin Welcome to tax season. For many people in the U.S., filing

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Don’t Fall for These Credit Repair Scams

Have you ever struggled with credit problems? If so, chances are you’ve probably wished, at least once, for a solution to erase all your credit

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How Late Can I Make a Payment Before It Shows Up on My Credit Report?

One of the more commonly misunderstood and misreported aspects of credit reporting is exactly when a late payment will show up on your credit report.