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Student Credit Cards 101: A Guide to Credit Cards

Let's start with the basics: What is a student credit card? A student credit card is designed under the assumption that the applicant's credit history will be limited or non-existent since he or she is likely a first-time credit cardholder; furthermore, student credit cards often have bonuses or rewards programs geared specifically toward the student [...]

Categories: Student
3 reasons you need more than one credit card

Your credit card is lonely. And, more importantly, your rewards probably aren't racking up as quickly as they could be or working for you as hard as they should be. Maybe you've heard that you should have more than one credit card in your wallet or, conversely, maybe you've heard that one credit card is all [...]

Categories: Card Basics
Our credit card picks to grow your small business

Being a small business owner comes with a unique set of challenges. For one thing, you're often called upon to be a "Jack/Jill of all trades" and that can leave you feeling like a master of none. Streamlining and simplifying are always top priorities, so why are you still trying to make a personal credit card [...]

Categories: Insights
How do credit card issuers define 'travel'?

This is about the time of year when everyone starts thinking about redeeming travel rewards. That is, it's cold outside, and you want to go somewhere warm. If you are somewhere warm, you're probably thinking this might be a good time to find the white stuff and pull out the skis. Whatever your rationale, if [...]

Categories: Card Basics
Earn 5% back at restaurants with Chase Freedom®, Discover it® - Cashback Match™

Both CardName and CardName have named restaurants among the categories in which cardholders who sign up will earn 5 percent back on up to $1,500 in purchases from July through September 2017. That's right, whether you're a brown-bag-burger-fast-food-efficient type or a seven-courses-by-candlelight gourmand, you'll be raking in 5 percent back on those dining out purchases through the summer [...]

Categories: Insights
Double dip to maximize your credit card rewards

Massive signup bonuses, strategic spending in specific categories or using your credit card for everyday purchases aren't the only way to rack up rewards. Savvy consumers use another strategy to maximize bonuses: double dipping. Double dipping can take several forms, from using a rewards card to book travel with your preferred airline and amassing miles or points [...]

Categories: Travel Rewards
A billion reasons to donate your credit card reward points

Can you donate your credit card rewards? We'll cut to the chase: Yes, you can. Sure, a lot of people love cash-back rewards as a tool for saving money and getting perks you wouldn't otherwise get, but some people like to use their savings as a way to give a gift to a charity; it's [...]

Categories: Rewards Cards
Age-by-age guide to teaching kids about money

If you're a parent who has ever made any questionable financial decisions, like buying a car you really couldn't afford, you've promised yourself - my kids are not going to make the same mistakes. But your kids probably aren't listening to you now when you tell them to put their dirty clothes in the laundry basket [...]

Categories: Card Basics
Best credit cards for travel rewards from our partners

GENERAL TRAVEL REWARDS | AIRLINE REWARDS | HOTEL REWARDS It's time to travel better and less expensively and to not have to jump through dozens of hoops to make it happen. Whether you're looking for general travel rewards, airline-specific rewards or are more focused on cushy hotel stays, there are credit card options out there that will reward [...]

Categories: Best Cards
3 things you need to know about company credit cards

There seems to be more confusion than you might expect out there on how to use a company credit card. True, millions of people use them every day without making the news, but there are also plenty of local headlines about employees getting in hot water for how they've managed their business credit card. A quick [...]

Categories: Small Business

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