Financial Cents: Posts About Credit Cards

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


6 Common Credit Myths Debunked!

Sure, credit can seem complex. But once you separate the myths from the facts, you might be surprised how manageable it all really is. Rod Griffin, the Director of Public Education for Experian, breaks it all down for you!

Posted on: January 27, 2017


Let’s Get “Creducated”!

Do you know your credit score? More importantly, do you know how to improve it? We spoke with Rod Griffin, the Director of Public Education for Experian, for a review of the basics of credit to help you live a better, more informed financial life now!

Posted on: January 20, 2017