How to improve your credit score through credit cards

Trying to clean up your credit score just before applying for a loan is a lot like working out to get 6-pack abs just a few days/weeks ahead of your beach vacation! Such shortsighted efforts won’t be good enough to undo months of reckless mistakes. However, people who know how to discipline themselves and who[…]

The Best Secured Credit Cards

The Best Secured Credit Cards Credit cards provide a method of funding for some of life’s unexpected or major expenses, but these revolving credit accounts are not readily available to certain individuals. If you are just starting out in your financial life and have not yet established a credit history or profile, securing a new[…]

Which Debts Should I Pay Off on my Credit Cards First?

Which Debts Should I Pay Off on my Credit Cards First? Chances are that you have credit card debt. We all do or at least have had it at some point, and the question we had or have to face is “how on earth are we going to tackle this pile of payments?!” Hopefully you[…]

How Many Credit Cards is Too Many?

  When it comes to your credit score, bigger, and more, is better. With the exception of how much debt you have (obviously you want that as small as possible if not gone completely), you always want bigger with your credit line. If you have more credit cards, then your credit limit rises, which means[…]

Does Applying For A Credit Card Hurt Your Credit?

It can be tempting to apply for multiple credit cards in a short timeframe. You can use them to rack up the welcome offers for a lavish vacation. Or they can be used to receive some nice statement credits when making large purchases. While the short-term rewards can be the deciding factor when comparing two[…]

How To Prevent Your Card Being Canceled By Credit Grantor

Not everyone uses their credit card on a regular basis. But imagine the shock if you need to use your credit card and find that it has been canceled by a credit grantor. You hear horror stories of people vacationing overseas and discovering this problem, then spending hours trying to fix it. Unfortunately, the credit[…]

Why You Should Apply for a Business Credit Card

If you own a small business, you probably should consider establishing some credit in the name of the business, rather than relying entirely on your personal credit. You might be surprised to know that fewer than 50% of small business owners are using business credit cards that are in the name of the business and[…]

You May Be Eligible For A Credit Card Retention Bonus

Earning miles and points from your credit card is fun—especially when the annual fee is waived for the first year. Once that anniversary comes around, however, you may be required to pay an annual fee—which might not be what you planned. Since you have earned tons of points, you don’t want to simply cancel the[…]

Why Your Credit Score Might Dip When You Pay off Your Debt

When you start reading the advice of financial advisors, you will discover that most of those experts agree that the first step toward getting out of debt is paying off your credit cards. This will make your budget more flexible when you do not have to make credit card payments each month. But what they[…]