Credit card companies are pushing 'professional' cards, which don't have the new consumer protections of personal cards.
Balance transfers can be an effective way to pay down debt. But they shouldn't be used as a way to delay payment.
Are the new restrictions on card companies worth the tradeoffs we were warned to expect -- less credit and higher interest rates?
AmEx, Discover top J.D. Power's customer-satisfation ranking.
The new rules improve the chances that you'll get more value from the card before it expires or inactivity fees eat up the balance.
Credit cards are a great way to pay for nearly everything while traveling, if used correctly and with caution.
Confusing my credit card with my debit card at the ATM is going to cost me.
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