Category Archives: Credit Cards

Considering a Balance Transfer? You Need to Answer Yes to These Questions First

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When you’re trying to pay off credit card debt, interest rates can make it tough. That’s the beauty of a balance transfer, as you may be able to qualify for an interest rate of as little as zero percent on

How to Pick the Right Type of Credit Card for You


To most people credit cards are a pretty homogenous product; you use it for your day to day spending and pay your bill at the end of the month. Some people pay them off in full and some people just

The double-whammy of bad credit


If you have bad credit, you probably know who you are. Now that car dealers are making subprime loans again, you’re braced to pay more for a car loan. A buyer with prime credit paid an average rate of 4.27

How the number of credit cards you have impacts your credit score

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One of the questions most often asked by consumers is how many credit cards they should have. Some folks are concerned they have too many cards and that this might bring down their credit scores. While others are worried that

Our Best Credit Cards by Category


The credit card market is extremely competitive, and cardholders need to be aware of the best credit cards in order to ensure that they are using the right card for their needs. Since Lending Tree has many of the best

Everything You Need to Know About Credit Cards

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There are so many credit card products available today – it can be overwhelming and confusing. Everyone at some point in their lives has received a credit card offer in the mail, but how do you know if that is

3 Rules About Credit Card Interest Rates


Several years ago, there were very few rules about interest rates on credit cards. For example, issuers could raise your rate without notice. The Credit CARD Act of 2009 addressed a lot of the interest rate issues and gave consumers

How to Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate

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In a perfect world, your credit card interest rate would be irrelevant because you would never carry a balance on your credit card account and, in turn, would never be charged interest. In reality, you probably carry a balance now

How to Raise Your Credit Card Spending Limit

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Credit card companies try to give new card holders enough credit so they will spend money, but not too much credit so that they spend too much and default on their balance. If this is your first credit card or

Questions to Ask When Looking for the Best Credit Cards for You


Credit cards can be a great financial tool, if they are used wisely.  If you are looking for a new credit card or maybe you just have some questions about an application you received in the mail, we have the