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General Credit Card Tips

Using Online Credit Card Calculators as a Personal Finance Tool

The Web has greatly enhanced the availability of helpful resources pertaining to personal finance. Online financial calculators are a perfect example of how the Web is aiding consumers in making wise choices about credit. Online calculators are becoming increasingly popular financial tools and, while calculators are quite "user-friendly", there are some tips that consumers should consider [...]

Categories: Interest / Fees, Tips
Credit Card Binding Arbitration: When Ignorance Isn't Bliss

Few people want to go to court, but there are times when it is necessary to preserve your rights and to fight unfair or illegal treatment. Watch out for mandatory arbitration clauses in your credit card agreements, which can prevent you from having your day in court. Over the years, the phrase "read the fine print" [...]

Categories: Tips, How Cards Work
Credit Card Cash Advance Pitfalls

Credit card cash advances can provide consumers with convenient and instant access to "cold cash" in times of financial need, but cash advances should be avoided if at all possible. Informed consumers realize that cash advances are typically accompanied by fees and exorbitant interest rates (there is also no grace period for cash advances). Moreover, [...]

Categories: Tips, How Cards Work
Credit Cards for the Rich and Famous: Premium Credit Cards Offer Premium Benefits. But Do You Qualify?

So you've worked to improve your credit record, and color by color, metal after metal, you've climbed the credit card ladder. Blue, silver, gold, platinum. Very impressive. Think you've reached the top? Not yet. Not long ago, having a Platinum card in your pocket meant that you were at the top of the credit card game. It's [...]

Categories: Tips
Credit Cards can Help Reduce your Rental Car Bill

How to Rent a Car, Be Protected, and Save Money Too If you're beginning to entertain thoughts of hitting the open road, maybe it's time for you to plan a get away. Before you do, it's in your best interest to think a little further ahead than just about when and where to go. Like, say, how [...]

Categories: Tips
Disposable Credit Card Numbers

The last few Cardratings.com articles have dealt with important issues: credit card protection and security, two things that almost everyone with a credit card thinks about at one time or another. This month, another topic on secure credit card use: online shopping. If you've ever purchased anything on the Internet, you are probably a big fan [...]

Categories: Tips, How Cards Work
Credit Card Insurance: Is It Worth It?

A brand new year always starts off with new possibilities and opportunities. For many, a new year offers a fresh start, and thousands will make a New Year's resolution to get their financial matters more organized. When sorting through various files regarding credit cards, many people may happen upon information regarding credit insurance. In fact, many [...]

Categories: Tips, How Cards Work
Card Registration Services

The holiday season tends to bring out the best in people. Joy abounds and the spirit of caring is all around. Unfortunately, the holiday season can also bring out the worst in some people--those who take advantage of the multitudes of shoppers armed with wallets full of money and credit cards. Take a moment and think [...]

Categories: Tips
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