Learn how the right credit card can become a power financial tool, from paying off debt faster to earning rewards and perks.
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A retailer’s interest-free financing will sting if you’re not careful with payments.
A step-by-step guide to acquiring and managing credit cards.
Some credit card issuers let you change your payment due date. Doing this can help you manage your cash flow.
The majority of card users revolve their balances. If this is you, it’s pertinent to know how it’s calculated.
Reader questions on credit card interest, finance charges and penalties tackled by Bankrate expert Dr. Don.
Never pay a fee for the privilege of applying for a credit card. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
We can wish our card debt would vanish, but don’t ignore it or you’ll be hit by higher rates and penalty fees.
The way your credit card balance is calculated can affect your bill. Learn how companies figure charges.
Credit cards should be used with care. Learn better ways to deal with card issues in this chapter.
Heed these tips for a smoother transaction when you decide to cancel your credit card. Golden rule: follow up.
A few quick, practical steps can help you avoid punitive late fees on credit cards, which may be as dear as $39.