Credit Cards Blog

Thursday, November 18, 2010 12:11 pm
By Leslie McFadden · Bankrate.com

In case you aren’t keeping up, the Kardashian sisters launched their very own Kardashian Prepaid MasterCard last week, in partnership with Mobile Resource Card. The website KardashianKard.com is marketing the prepaid card as a “fast and convenient way to manage money.” That convenience comes at a cost. The Kardashian Kard has “many of the same

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 12:17 pm
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

Worried about what will happen to your credit card debt if you are injured or unemployed? Payment protection plans offered by credit card companies promise to take all those worries away but for a hefty price. Some plans offer to pay your minimum monthly payments, suspend your minimum monthly payments or even cancel your minimum

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 2:58 pm
By Leslie McFadden · Bankrate.com

More Americans will pay for holiday purchases this year with cash or debit cards while fewer consumers will whip out their credit cards. That’s according to the National Retail Federation’s 2010 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions survey, which was conducted by BIGresearch and released today. More than a quarter of shoppers — 27.6 percent — will

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Monday, November 15, 2010 11:35 am
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

Lingering credit card debt got you down? These simple but effective pay-down strategies will help you chip away at even the most stubborn credit card debt. Pick and choose the tips that work best for you. Pay off the credit card balance with the highest APR first. This strategy makes the most financial sense. The card

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 3:32 pm
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

The holiday shopping season has kicked off and so have the perks and incentives from credit card companies. They want you to use their credit card as you charge your way through your holiday shopping list. Choose your card wisely because the right one could earn you some nifty savings and rewards. Citibank is offering its

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 2:02 pm
By Leslie McFadden · Bankrate.com

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve rolled out a  Consumer’s Guide to Credit Reports and Credit Scores, a new online resource that explains basic credit topics, such as what goes into a credit report and credit score. The guide also links to tips for improving your credit score and advice on getting the most from credit

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Monday, November 8, 2010 11:26 am
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

As a credit card customer, you’ve played your cards right. You moved a hefty credit card balance to a new card with a rock-bottom rate on balance transfers. And you’ll be paying next to nothing in interest on that balance for many months to come. And now it’s time to get serious about your credit

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 3:13 pm
By Leslie McFadden · Bankrate.com

With the holiday shopping season almost upon us, prepare to be tempted at the register by attractive discounts in exchange for opening up a store credit card account. The question is, are these offers ever worth accepting? While the initial discount is an obvious money saver, store cards have several important drawbacks to consider. As

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 3:17 pm
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

Are you receiving call after call from debt collectors about some unpaid credit card bills? Take a deep breath, stay calm and get focused on your rights. When it comes to dealing with third-party debt collectors, you’ve got plenty of rights, thanks to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. And those rights apply to every single

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 3:54 pm
By Leslie McFadden · Bankrate.com

American Express launched a travel rewards credit card this week called the Blue Sky Preferred Credit Card, a card aimed at frequent travelers that don’t mind paying an annual fee. The card offers double points on hotel, car rentals and dining purchases, and one point on all other eligible purchases. Points are redeemable for travel,

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