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How to apply for a credit card and get approved
Use this guide to help you through the credit card application process. Learn everything you need to do to apply for a credit card and increase your chances of approval.10 min read Jun 05, 2023
How to build credit with a secured credit card
If you have a low credit score or a limited credit history, you can start building credit with a secured credit card. Here’s what you need to know.4 min read Jun 05, 2023
How a financial therapist can help you with money anxiety
Ever wondered if you can seek therapy for money anxiety? Try a financial therapist.6 min read Jun 01, 2023
3 types of debt you can consolidate
When used properly, debt consolidation can improve finances and credit.5 min read May 31, 2023
Pros and cons of debt consolidation
Weigh the pros and cons to decide if debt consolidation is right for your situation.7 min read May 31, 2023
Current credit card interest rates
View current credit card rates based on Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey of large banks and thrifts.1 min read May 31, 2023
14 ways to make extra money during a recession
With inflation making your bills even higher, here are a few ways to bring in cash.8 min read May 30, 2023
How long can a debt collector pursue old debt?
Debt collectors will keep calling even after the bank stops. Here’s what to expect.9 min read May 30, 2023
Guide to American Express Membership Rewards
The Amex Membership Rewards program lets you earn points for flexible redemptions.9 min read May 30, 2023
What is Chapter 9 bankruptcy?
Figure out whether a Chapter 9 bankruptcy will affect you and how you can prepare.4 min read May 25, 2023