Financial Cents: Posts About Credit Cards

How Does a Cash Advance on Your Credit Card Work?

You can get an advance on your credit card to take out cash—but the cost will be much higher than the cost of a standard credit card transaction.

Posted on: May 21, 2018


When You Get a Cash Advance, Do They Check Your Credit Score?

Neither credit card cash advances nor cash advance loans require a credit check. But that doesn't mean they can't affect your credit score.

Posted on: May 15, 2018


Bad Credit Repair: When to Close a Credit Card and When to Keep It Open

Closing a credit card will negatively impact your score, but not for the reason you think.

Posted on: May 11, 2018


Can a Cash Advance Actually Help Your Credit?

Cash advances just show up as normal credit card purchases on your credit report.

Posted on: April 27, 2018


Why You Should NOT Close That Old Credit Card

Even if you're closing it and replacing it with a new card, think again!

Posted on: April 18, 2018


Are Balance Transfers a Good Way to Pay Down Debt?

If you can score a good promotional offer, a balance transfer could help supercharge your debt repayment—but it's not risk-free.

Posted on: March 29, 2018


Can a Store Credit Card Help Fix Your Bad Credit?

Store credit cards can be useful for building a better payment history, but they're also a really easy way to accumulate more high-interest debt.

Posted on: March 22, 2018


How to Money, Episode Two: Credit Cards

Episode two of our new web series covers some credit card basics and offers handy tips for how to use your card properly.

Posted on: August 14, 2017


Secured Credit Cards: 3 Ways to Use One to Rebuild Bad Credit

These cards are available for folks with bad credit and using one responsibly can help fix your score.

Posted on: August 04, 2017


How to Use Credit Cards: 3 Basic Tips

Are your credit cards working for you... or against you? Use these 3 simple credit card tips to make sure your credit cards are helping you and not holding you back!

Posted on: July 06, 2017