CardRatings.com's Hall of Shame: Worst credit cards of 2012 Written by Curtis ArnoldThis year's editor's choice awards illustrated so much of the positive change sweeping the personal finance business. With banks competing on price and service, consumers enjoy access to affordable, useful tools to manage their credit and make secure shopping decisions. Still, a handful of companies keep trying to cash in on your worst fears about [...]
Best hotel credit cards of August 2020 Written by Jennifer DossBest hotel credit cards of August 2020
Using the right hotel credit card is a great way to earn room upgrades, free night stays and more. CardRatings editors reveal the best credit cards for popular hotel brands.The best hotel credit cards from our partners can help you stretch your dollar or upgrade your home-away-from-home experience [...]
Best credit cards after bankruptcy of July 2020 Written by Jennifer DossBest credit cards for after bankruptcy
Using a credit card after bankruptcy can be a great way to improve your credit score. CardRatings editors reveal the best credit cards for after bankruptcy to help bring your credit score back up.Though the total number of individuals filing for bankruptcy each year is generally declining, there are still [...]
Best credit cards for bad credit of August 2020 Written by Jennifer DossBest credit cards for bad credit of August 2020
Even if you have limited or bad credit, getting approved for a credit card isn't impossible, and the right credit card can help you work your way towards a better credit score. CardRatings editors reveal the best credit cards for those with bad or limited credit scores.[...]
Best credit cards for Valentine's Day Written by Curtis ArnoldEven though it falls on the same date every year, Valentine's Day still takes many of us by surprise. If you're in a new relationship, you're trying to figure out how far you can go with gifts, flowers and dinner on the town. And if you've been with the same partner for years, you're probably [...]
Best secured credit cards of August 2020 Written by Christina MajaskiBest secured credit cards of August 2020
Whether you have no credit, you're building credit or are in the process of rebuilding, there's likely a secured credit card that can help. CardRatings editors compare the best secured credit cards.With responsible use, the best secured credit cards from our partners can boost the credit score for someone [...]
Best credit cards for job seekers Written by Curtis ArnoldEven as economists debate whether the U.S. could experience a double-dip recession, unemployed and underemployed Americans agree on one thing: looking for work can get expensive. Fortunately, the best credit cards offer ways that you can actually save money during your job hunt, as long as you use them responsibly.
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Best credit cards for retirees of August 2020 Written by Brooklyn LoweryBest credit cards for retirees of August 2020
CardRatings editors reveal the best credit cards for retirees including cash-back, travel, and balance transfer offers.As a retiree, you have the world at your feet. Want to visit family? Perhaps you want to binge watch a new show and order in all day? Maybe it's time [...]
5 smart reasons your best card isn't your debit card Written by Ysobel CroixWill that be credit or debit?
Don't bother with such platitudes as, "whatever is easiest for you." Rather than handing over your ATM card, you're smarter to use your credit card. Here are five reasons why:You need credit anyway. If you're planning on a big ticket purchase--like a house--at some point in your life, you can [...]