Credit Cards

  • How Does Credit Card Debt Arbitration Work?

    If you have fallen way behind on your credit card bills and have tried everything else, credit card debt arbitration -- another name for credit card debt settlement -- may be an option. But, this choice can have negative consequences.
    By H. Rox July 6, 2011 

  • Your Guide to Reducing Credit Card Debt: Everything You Need to Know and More

    Credit card debt is something most American consumers and banks deal with every day. It's important to find out more about how you can reduce your credit card debt. Use the information presented here to get it all under control.
    By Lucinda Watrous July 6, 2011 

  • The Difference Between a Joint Account Holder & Authorized User

    Are you liable for the debt on your boyfriend's credit card? What rights do you have to use the account? If you don't know the answers to these questions you probably don't know the difference between a joint account holder and an...
    By randalarias July 5, 2011 

  • 10 Strategies for Building a Good Credit History

    Start building credit history with good credit habits. Whether you are trying to start out building a good score, or wish to improve your existing score, these steps will help you to improve your credit score over time.
    By Michelle Friesen June 30, 2011 

  • What is a Pre-Paid Credit Card?

    Pre-paid credit cards are not as popular as regular ones because people do not understand how beneficial they can be to managing their finances. Read this article to find out what a pre-paid credit card is and if you should get one!
    By Marce June 29, 2011 

  • Three Reasons to Order a Free Credit Report Online

    Every consumer should learn how to get a free credit report. They can order a free credit report online or submit a written request. But unfortunately, some people never order a copy or even check their credit rating online. This means that they never...
    By Valencia Higuera June 29, 2011 

  • How Often Should You Get A New Credit Card?

    New credit card applications arrive all the time, urging you to switch credit cards and insisting, "You're Pre-Approved!!" Should you switch? There could be benefits to getting a new credit card, but there’s a limit to how...
    By H. Rox June 29, 2011 

  • What is the Catch With 0% Interest Credit Cards?

    Many issuing banks offer 0% interest credit cards to potential customers seeking their business. Are these offers valid? Or, is a catch 22 lurking somewhere within the fine print?
    By ShawnTe June 29, 2011 

  • Determine the Finance Charge for Credit Card Debt Before Applying

    Credit cards are a necessary financial tool for many people. However, choosing a card with a high interest rate can quickly become a problem. Before you apply for a card, learn how to decipher the finance charge for credit card offers to determine how...
    By Kimberly Johnson June 29, 2011 

  • Your Credit Score: How Is It Determined?

    You may know what number your credit score is but have you ever wondered how that number was determined? By understanding how the credit bureaus come up with your score can help you to improve it, or at least, not allow it decline.
    By Dale DeVries June 29, 2011 
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