Here are the things to ask yourself before you apply for a new piece of plastic to ensure that you get the right card for your needs.
It's part of a scheme to get you to pay off debt after your legal obligation to do so has expired. Don't fall for this.
Meanwhile, the number of people filing for bankruptcy fell sharply. Don't count on that to last.
It doesn't have to mean you spurn all of life's conveniences.
Rewards and sign-up bonuses are downright attractive. However, interest rates on credit cards are on the rise.
Checks are finally being mailed to millions of credit card holders as a result of class-action settlement. Don't toss it.
If you have excellent credit, ask for a lower rate on your credit card. If you don't, start by building a higher credit score.
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