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Best no-annual-fee credit cards of November 2019

TABLE OF CONTENTSBEST NO-ANNUAL-FEE CASH-BACK CREDIT CARDS WHO SHOULD CONSIDER A NO-ANNUAL-FEE CREDIT CARD? [RELATED_ARTICLE]List of Top PicksCardName - Cash Back Rewards CardName - Travel Rewards CardName - For Small BusinessesIf "no-annual-fee credit card" makes you immediately think of a piece of plastic that doesn't do much for you besides take up space in your wallet, than it's a [...]

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Study: 2018's best and worst states for credit conditions

Some people get into credit trouble no matter where they live, but credit conditions are clearly worse in some states than in others. Do you live in a state with good or bad credit conditions? Here are some examples of how much factors that affect credit can vary:A house in New Jersey is 32 times as [...]

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A small business credit card comes out with a healthy welcome bonus offer – but should you take it?

LogoImageListingUrlSee Rates and FeesAmerican Express has announced a welcome offer bonus for CardName: up to 100,000 Membership Rewards® points! Those points could be worth more than $1,000 depending on how you choose to redeem them (more on that below). American Express is a CardRatings advertiser. Terms apply.  You’ll earn the first 50,000 bonus points after you spend $10,000 [...]

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Avoiding small business credit card ID theft: 6 rules to follow

Most consumers don't need to be reminded that they need to be careful that identity thieves don't get their credit card information. Chances are, you keep your computers and devices loaded up with anti-virus software. You're careful about who you give personal information to. You don't leave your credit cards lying out in public view. But [...]

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What do credit card issuers look at besides your FICO score?

There is a lot of worry going around about the FICO credit score. For good reason. You've heard a lot about how it's not to be trifled with. Managing a FICO credit score can be a little like what it must be like to diffuse a bomb. Carry too much debt, and ka-blooey! Never, ever carry debt, [...]

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Best credit card signup bonuses of November 2019

TABLE OF CONTENTSBEST CREDIT CARD BONUSES FOR CONSUMERS BEST CREDIT CARD BONUSES FOR BUSINESS CARDS LIMITED TIME OFFERS FOR CONSUMERS LIMITED TIME OFFERS FOR BUSINESS CARDS [RELATED_ARTICLE]The credit card bonus offer. It’s flashy, exciting, enticing… and fleeting. That’s right, credit card bonuses can and do rise and fall, which means that applying for a new card at the right time [...]

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7 reasons to carry a non-rewards credit card

Credit card rewards can be exciting and enticing: cash back, signup bonuses, easy point-gaining potential and more. It's these incentives that often draw people to new cards in the first place. But not so fast… It's true that we love the perks of rewards credit cards, and we certainly agree that they can be fantastic cards to [...]

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Venture®, VentureOne® cardholders earn 10 miles/$1 with Hotels.com

It just got easier to rack up miles with your CardNamediscontinued or CardName. That's because Capital One today announced a new partnership with Hotels.com through which cardholders will earn 10 miles per $1 spent when they book stays through Hotels.com/Venture on their CardName or CardName. That means hotel, resort or vacation rentals booked through the site could [...]

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5 credit card trends for 2018

Credit cards usage is nearing pre-Great Recession levels as Americans feel more confident about their jobs and economy. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently reported that the average credit line, number of accounts and outstanding card debt are all on the upswing. There isn't quite as much credit card debt (yet!) compared to before the recession, [...]

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Pay up: Americans' credit card interest payments are skyrocketing

Americans know the holiday shopping season can be rough on their credit card balances. What makes that especially ominous this time around is that consumers entered this year's spending spree with those card balances more burdensome than ever. Between rising credit card interest rates (and they're going up again with the recent Federal Reserve interest rate [...]

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