If you don't want your so-called rewards credit card to cost you money, be sure to consider the following before signing up for your next card.
Retailer-branded cards have a reputation for high interest rates and low (if any) rewards. But a few have features that can be useful or save money.
The right rewards card makes it easy to get a little something for yourself -- points, or a cash bonus -- when you're buying gifts for others.
Consumers who know in advance that they will rack up credit card debt during the holidays might want to consider a looking for promotional financing now. A better plan: Spend what you can pay in full each month.
If you carry a balance -- and have good credit -- a card that carries a low interest rates can save you money. It's likely you've never heard of some of the best deals around.
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