Not every card issuer will ding you for using your card overseas or taking advantage of a 0% balance transfer offer. And that is why learning to play your cards right is so valuable.
A growing number of consumers under the age of 35 are foregoing credit cards in favor of cash or debit cards to make purchases.
The right rewards card can reduce the burden of rising prices at the pump.
Beginning Sunday, merchants will be allowed to charge a fee for accepting MasterCard and Visa. It remains to be seen if they will.
Having the right credit card can help you pay down debt faster, earn rewards and build your credit score.
Want to rebuild credit, maximize rewards or get the lowest possible interest rate? Stay away from these cards.
Those marketed to Muslims, for example, don't charge interest on outstanding balances. And Chinese cards are neither MasterCard nor Visa.
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