Financial Cents: Posts About Credit Cards
It might seem odd, but closing a credit card can actually hurt your score, especially if it's one of your oldest cards and/or carries a high credit limit.
Posted on: April 10, 2019
To help celebrate National Financial Literacy Month, we're getting back to basics: If you want to use credit responsibly, you should start by focusing on the right kinds of debt.
Posted on: April 09, 2019
First things first: don't panic! Next, consider using the debt snowball or the debt avalanche methods to dig yourself out of debt.
Posted on: April 02, 2019
Cash advances let you use your credit card to take out paper money—which can be handy—but the extra costs for doing so are going to add up fast.
Posted on: March 26, 2019
There are better ways to cover a financial shortfall than by taking a cash advance, but some cash advances are even riskier than that.
Posted on: February 15, 2019
Taking out a cash advance on your credit card or from a local storefront might seem like a good short-term money fix, but the costs are going to add up fast.
Posted on: February 12, 2019
Consolidating all of your credit card debt into a single installment loan will likely save you money, but it'll probably mean larger monthly payments.
Posted on: February 11, 2019
Diners Club cards weren't the first type of credit card, but they were the first to find success on a large scale—even though their inventor wrote them off as a "fad."
Posted on: January 14, 2019
If you try and pay down your debt without a strict budget, you'll have a really hard time coming up with the extra money—even if you're working a second job.
Posted on: January 11, 2019
Stop using your credit card to rack up high-interest consumer debt and start using it to boost your credit score instead!
Posted on: January 07, 2019