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The top 4 credit cards for tech professionals (and why you need one)

As tech professionals, very often you ARE your own business. Whether you're a consultant, freelance developer or content provider or perhaps you run a small business that helps connect those people in the tech industry, you know that working in the tech world comes with a unique set of business needs and expenses. You benefit [...]

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The best credit cards for 2018 from our partners

It's time. Make 2018 the year you have the best credit card for your lifestyle in your wallet. Whether you're looking for an excellent 0 percent APR period, hoping to rack up cash-back rewards on your everyday purchases or dreaming of cashing in miles for that dream vacation, CardRatings editors have the card for you. We've [...]

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Waived annual fees, zero interest and more credit card perks for active-duty military

ABOUT SCRA | 4 ADDITIONAL BENEFITS | REQUESTING BENEFITS | TOP CREDIT CARDS As a way to say "thank you," both the country and credit card companies offer special benefits for active-duty military members and, in some cases, their spouses. No matter your credit card, active-duty military members and their spouses are eligible for benefits related to [...]

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Study: Despite increased wages, credit card debt greater in high cost-of-living states

Are the high prices where you live causing you to reach for your credit card just to make routine expenses or make ends meet? A new CardRatings study found that may be the case in certain high-cost areas of the country, especially in states where incomes do not adequately compensate for the cost of living. The [...]

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Steps for getting a credit card for foreign students, immigrants, H-1B visa holders

TABLE OF CONTENTS FIRST STEP: FIND AN AMERICAN BANK SECOND STEP: FIND A JOB THIRD STEP: GET A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER NOW, CAN I GET A CREDIT CARD? AMERICAN CREDIT SCORES AND CREDIT HISTORIES VS. OTHER COUNTRIES' SYSYTEMS THE SECURED CREDIT CARD OPTION OTHER OPTIONS FOR BUILDING CREDIT If you're looking to apply for a credit card, you probably [...]

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Earn 5% cash back on holiday spending with these no-annual-fee credit cards

What are the CardName and CardName bonus categories? Another quarter, another chance for CardName and CardName cardholders to rack up 5 percent cash back in the rotating bonus categories. So what are the categories for Oct. 1-Dec. 31 2017? Well, as you might expect, the focus is on holiday shopping.   LogoImageLiteDetailUrl LogoImageListingUrl If you have either of these cards in your wallet, be [...]

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Best credit cards for fair credit from our partners

You obviously want excellent terms for your credit cards, but, unfortunately, your credit score doesn't quite make it into the "excellent" range. These days, credit scores dictate most offers from reputable lending institutions, with a few tiered categories in which you can fall: excellent, good, fair/average and poor. A credit score is a number that credit [...]

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Student Credit Cards 101

TABLE OF CONTENTS CAN A STUDENT GET A CREDIT CARD? WHO SHOULD GET A STUDENT CREDIT CARD? CREDIT CARD OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS ARE THERE STUDENT-SPECIFIC CREDIT CARDS? USING YOUR CREDIT CARD: BEST PRACTICES ADDITIONAL INFO ABOUT STUDENT CREDIT CARDS [RELATED_ARTICLE] Let's start with the basics: What is a student credit card? A student credit card is designed under the assumption that the [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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