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One-third of holiday gift givers feel pressure to spend too much, CardRatings survey reveals Written by CardRatings.com Planning to pay for your holiday gift shopping with a credit card? You'll likely be spending more overall than someone who pays with a non-credit option. The good news, however, is that most of the people using a credit card will pay off those balances in full at the end of their next billing cycle, meaning ...
CardRatings experts, surveyed cardholders pick best credit cards Written by CardRatings.com CardRatings has for many years produced an annual "Best credit cards" list showcasing its experts' picks for the top credit cards in a variety of categories ranging from travel rewards, to various cash-back rewards options, to credit cards for small businesses, students, balance transfers and so much more.  For the "Best credit cards of 2020," however, ...
10 reasons you don't need a small business credit card Written by Geoff Williams If you have always thought that the reasons for having a small business credit card were over-hyped, that they're not necessary, and you can get by without one – you were right. Yes, that may sound surprising, coming from a credit card website such as CardRatings. Even we were surprised when we decided to write this ...
Capital One Quicksilver vs. Capital One QuicksilverOne Written by Benjamin Pape  Modernity is fraught with countless complexities. From trying to understand cryptocurrency to demystifying why toast with avocado costs $18, the intricacies of modern money can leave you with more questions than answers. Thankfully, that mold is broken with simple and easy to understand things. The CardName discontinued and CardName discontinued provide just that sort of ...
Chase Sapphire Preferred® vs. Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card Written by Benjamin Pape For a number of years, the CardName has been one of the top travel rewards credit cards for people who want flexibility with redemption options. With the ability to transfer points to travel partners, great travel benefits, and a relatively low annual fee, the Sapphire Preferred® Card made a name for itself in providing incredible ...
New CardRatings.com research names the best and worst states for credit conditions Written by CardRatings.com As recession concerns loom, poor credit conditions put Nevada, Georgia and Louisiana on shaky ground while North Dakota leads all states with the best credit conditions. Foster City, CA – September 17, 2019 – CardRatings.com, a leader in credit card ratings, today released new research ranking the best and worst states for credit conditions. Highlighted by stark ...
Study: Best and worst states for credit conditions 2019 Written by Richard Barrington The time until the next recession may be running out. Have credit conditions in your state improved much since the last recession? While nationally the economy has been in an expansion for 10 years now, some states have made much more progress during the good times than others. This might leave the weaker states teetering on ...
Chase Freedom Unlimited® vs. Capital One Quicksilver Cash Rewards Credit Card Written by Benjamin Pape  The peace of mind provided by cash-back rewards cards cannot be overstated. With the CardName and the CardName, you are able to easily rack up cash-back rewards without having to keep an updated calendar of rotating bonus categories or enroll every quarter in order to receive bonus cash back. Both cards earn uncapped cash back ...
Getting the most out of credit card concierge services Written by Maryalene LaPonsie While you probably know all about your credit card's cash back or rewards program, you may be less familiar with all the other benefits it offers. For instance, if you have a premium card, you probably have credit card concierge services, which takes stress off your shoulder when it comes to things like trip research, ...
How are credit card companies protecting your identity? Written by Geoff Williams It's a scary world out there, and credit cards are on the front lines of defense. It used to be that when you got a credit card, you focused on the interest rate and, if you had a good credit score, you were probably keenly interested in the rewards program. Then, if you felt you had ...

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