Credit Cards Blog

Most of us have credit cards. But do we really know 'What's in our wallets?' Bankrate's Credit Card Blog tackles everything credit card related -- from fraud and identity theft to credit card debt and lowering interest rates. We're on the up and up with which credit card deals you need to know about and which to pass on. To know more about your plastic, check us out.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

And it has very little to do with the result of the election.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

I set my annual gift budget based on the amount of cash-back rewards I’ve earned throughout the year. If it’s been a good spending year, bully for my gift recipients. Otherwise, sorry I’ve been a Scrooge.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 10:19 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Here’s a secret the credit card companies would like to keep quiet: Among the most common fees they charge, there’s not a single one you can’t avoid.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

If you’ve purchased a home in the last six months, now might be the time to apply for a credit card with a zero percent interest introductory offer.

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Monday, October 31, 2016 9:30 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

The best balance transfer credit cards offer lengthy interest-free periods, low fees and lenient late-payment policies.

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Friday, October 28, 2016 9:30 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

The best airline credit cards offer generous rewards and travel-related perks, like free flights, seat upgrades and priority boarding.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:00 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Millennials may, in fact, like credit cards after all. They just can’t get them.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 4:30 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

A new survey of 3,000 adults in the U.S. and Canada finds a higher percentage of people use cash weekly than credit or debit cards.

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Monday, October 17, 2016 9:30 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

The best rewards credit cards boast attractive cash back percentages, travel rewards, appealing sign-up bonuses and simple redemption models.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016 9:30 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

It’s a good time to be in the market for some new plastic.

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