Articles on Credit Cards

How a Credit Card Cash Advance Costs You More Than a Purchase

The convenience of cash advance comes at a cost. Usually, a pretty steep one.

6 Important Credit Card Lessons Your Parents Didn't Teach You

Chances are, your parents didn't pass down these sage pearls of credit card wisdom. It's never too late to learn new credit card tricks.

Why Southwest Airlines Is the Best Domestic Airline for Families

Traveling with your kids? Choose the airline that provides the best perks for families.

Southwest Airlines Just Got Even Better with the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Card

Earn more rewards and travel perks when you fly with Southwest Airlines.

How to Close a Credit Card Without Dinging Your Credit Score

You don't use that credit card anymore — but canceling might crush your credit score. Try these smarter methods of ditching that card.

5 Myths About Credit Cards That Won't Go Away

Credit cards have been around for a long time now — and so have all these myths about paying with plastic.

Which Credit Card Should You Use to Get Free Hotel Stays?

Earning free accommodations has never been easier thanks to co-branded hotel and general travel credit cards. Which is right for you?

4 Reasons to Add Your Teen as an Authorized User on Your Credit Card

Giving your teen authorized user access to your credit card might sound risky. Here's why you should do it anyway.

7 Things You Should Never Do With Your Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Racking up travel rewards will be a wasted effort if you keep making these mistakes with your rewards credit cards.

5 Simple Ways to Never Make a Late Credit Card Payment

Forgetting about your credit card bill can hurt your credit score and your wallet. Learn how to stop missing due dates once and for all.

Best Credit Cards to Use For a Home Renovation

Use these credit cards to earn cash back and rewards for home renovation and remodeling purchases.

8 Most Common Mistakes When Doing a Balance Transfer to Eliminate Debt

Balance transfer cards can be a great tool to pay off your debt faster, but there are also costly errors you should try to avoid.

5 Costly Credit Card Mistakes You Might Be Making

Want more from your credit cards? Change these bad habits

Should You Pay Your Bills With a Credit Card?

It's the easiest way to rack up more rewards. Just keep a few caveats in mind.

Best Rewards Credit Cards for Newbies

If you're new to credit card rewards, this list will help you pick the best card to start with.

6 Credit Card Mistakes That Could Be Ruining Your Credit

Your credit score is vital to your financial health. Don't let these common credit card errors tank it.

Avoid These 6 Mistakes Newbies Make With Their First Credit Cards

Getting your first credit card allows you to enter the financial mainstream. Be sure to avoid these common mistakes that can cost you.

Should You Sign Up for That Store Credit Card?

Store credit cards are sometimes good for building credit. But their terms can make them less attractive than many other cards. Should you get one?

Don't Make These 6 Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus Mistakes

There's nothing wrong with signing up for a new credit card to get in on the bonuses — just don't make these mistakes and lose out.

7 Ways to Save Loads of Money Using Credit Cards

Few financial products are as versatile and powerful as a credit card. Here are seven ways they can save you money.