All articles tagged: “Credit Cards” (Page: 2)

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How to Apply for a Credit Card (With Bad Credit)

How to Apply for a Credit Card

When applying for credit cards, especially if you have subprime or bad credit, you should start by checking your... read more »

Lauren Keys

By: Lauren Keys • 3/28/16

Guide

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13 Easy Credit Cards to Get with Bad Credit

13 Easy Credit Cards to Get with Bad Credit

Regardless of how your credit got to be “bad” in the first place, getting and using a new credit card responsibly... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 12/4/15

Study

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Study: How Much Will Paying Off Credit Cards Improve Score?

Study: How Much Will Paying Off Credit Cards Improve Score?

In a Nutshell: Paying off credit cards can improve credit scores substantially as outstanding debt is the second... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 9/10/15

Study

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5 Takeaways from the 2015 Credit Card Landscape Report

5 Takeaways from the 2015 Credit Card Landscape Report

A traditional finance study may not seem like interesting reading, but we can learn a great deal about the typical... read more »

Linsey Knerl

By: Linsey Knerl • 4/10/15

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4 Things to Never Put on Your Credit Card

4 Things to Never Put on Your Credit Card

Most of the time, it makes sense to pay with your credit card. You’ll earn card rewards on your purchases and as... read more »

David Andrew

By: David Andrew • 1/13/15

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How Students with Bad Credit Can Apply for Credit Cards

How Students with Bad Credit Can Apply for Credit Cards

If you’re in college and dealing with bad credit, you’re undoubtedly hoping to graduate with a higher score. Doing... read more »

Steven Tumulski

By: Steven Tumulski • 12/18/14

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How New Credit Cards Affect Your Score

How New Credit Cards Affect Your Score

Your credit score gives potential creditors and businesses — whether it be mortgage lenders, car insurance... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 12/11/14

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How to Live with Bad Credit

How to Live with Bad Credit

Having a bad credit score isn’t a joy for anyone. It makes so many things more expensive and more difficult to do.... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 12/8/14

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Owing Small Amounts On Your Credit Card Can Be OK; Here’s Why

Owing Small Amounts On Your Credit Card Can Be OK; Here’s Why

Credit utilization – the percentage of available credit that has been borrowed – is the second biggest factor in... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 11/11/14

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BillGuard’s Innovative Crowdsourced Approach to Card Fraud Protection

BillGuard’s Innovative Crowdsourced Approach to Card Fraud Protection

With so many data breaches in the news lately — Target, PF Chang’s and JPMorgan Chase, just to name a few —... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 11/10/14

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How to Explain Your Bad Credit to Your Family

How to Explain Your Bad Credit to Your Family

If you find yourself with bad credit and are uncertain what to do about it, the last thing you probably want to do... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 10/24/14

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Wallaby: 2014’s Best App for Maximizing Your Credit Card Rewards

Wallaby: 2014’s Best App for Maximizing Your Credit Card Rewards

In a nutshell — Wallaby is an easy-to-use app that analyzes your credit cards’ rewards and recommends the best card... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 8/22/14

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7 Defining Moments in Credit Card History

7 Defining Moments in Credit Card History

For anyone born in the last half-century, credit cards are as much a part of modern life as refrigerators,... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 7/28/14

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4 Pros & Cons to Cosigning Your Kid’s Credit Card

4 Pros & Cons to Cosigning Your Kid’s Credit Card

Credit cards are wonderful tools when used properly. In the wrong hands, however, they can be quite destructive,... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 5/22/14

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How Chip-and-PIN Cards Will Change Your Financial Security Forever

How Chip-and-PIN Cards Will Change Your Financial Security Forever

Your credit cards will change dramatically by October 2015 — and for the good. Because of the recent run of credit... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 5/7/14

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4 Ways to Justify Giving Your Kid a Credit Card

4 Ways to Justify Giving Your Kid a Credit Card

Unsurprisingly, young people, particularly college students, are not great credit users. Graduating college with a... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 4/21/14

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Pew: Consumers Use Prepaid Credit Cards as Budgeting Technique

Pew: Consumers Use Prepaid Credit Cards as Budgeting Technique

Recent growth in the use of prepaid credit cards may be fueled by consumers looking to change bad spending habits.... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 4/14/14

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Can You Live Without a Credit Card?

Can You Live Without a Credit Card?

A few years ago, my boyfriend and I were trying to rent a car for a day trip. I was under 25 and we didn’t want to... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 4/1/14

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How to Dispute Credit Card Charges

How to Dispute Credit Card Charges

Unfortunately, mistaken credit card charges are all too common. From basic math errors and double-billing, to... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 3/28/14

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What are You Willing to Charge?

What are You Willing to Charge?

Sometimes, despite our best efforts to plan, save and budget, expenses arise that we don’t have the funds to cover... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 3/28/14

Study

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37% of Businesses Use Personal Credit Cards for Financing

37% of Businesses Use Personal Credit Cards for Financing

In a recent study of small- to medium-sized businesses, it was found many business owners use their personal credit... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 3/27/14

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Prepaid Credit Card Use Has Doubled Since 2009

Prepaid Credit Card Use Has Doubled Since 2009

A study released recently by the Pew Charitable Trusts showed U.S. consumers are using prepaid credit cards more... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 3/20/14

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The Pros of Credit Card Use

The Pros of Credit Card Use

Credit cards can get you into serious trouble if you don’t use them responsibly. Spiraling into thousands of... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 3/19/14

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If I’ve Never Had Credit, Can I Get a Credit Card?

If I’ve Never Had Credit, Can I Get a Credit Card?

As the old saying goes, you have to have money to make money. The same thing can also be said for credit. If you... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 3/10/14

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Is Credit Card Customization a Good Idea?

Is Credit Card Customization a Good Idea?

Customized credit cards can be a great way to express yourself and share your personal interests, but they also... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 3/1/14