Financial Cents: Posts About Credit Cards
Strategies include becoming an authorized user on someone else's account, getting a cosigner, paying down your outstanding debts and more!
Posted on: August 13, 2018
If you are considering this option, you need to do the math and make sure you're really saving money. Otherwise, you might just be shifting your debt from one place to another.
Posted on: August 07, 2018
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
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
Closing a credit card will negatively impact your score, but not for the reason you think.
Posted on: May 11, 2018
Cash advances just show up as normal credit card purchases on your credit report.
Posted on: April 27, 2018
Even if you're closing it and replacing it with a new card, think again!
Posted on: April 18, 2018
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
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
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