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Unsecured Bad Credit Cards: Are there any worth carrying?

The answer may surprise you but, YES - if you have bad credit, unsecured cards for bad credit can cost you in the short term but save you some serious cash over the long haul when used correctly.

This isn't the first time we've brought up the pros of bad credit credit cards, but with so few defenders in their corner we decided it was worth an updated look at two of the most popular unsecured options for poor credit available on the market today.

Compare Credit Card Miles and Rewards on the Best Airline Credit Cards - Infographic

With so many airline credit cards on the market today, it can be tough to keep track of offers. For instance, some airline miles cards specialize in companion ticket discounts, while others include no foreign transaction fees for the frequent flyer traveling abroad.

Best Citi Credit Cards by Category: From 0% Balance Transfers to Student Rewards

Citi credit cards are some of our favorites because they make a card for just about every kind of consumer, and they're always in the good-to-excellent range. Whether you're a frequent business flyer or a college student in search of your first or second card, there's likely a Citi card that matches your profile.

Check out our picks for the best Citi cards of 2013 below based on category...

Chase Southwest Airlines Card: New Limited-Time Offer Can Net You 2 Roundtrip Flights!

Update: This offer is no longer available - Last updated May 7, 2013.

Our Top Gas Credit Cards for Spring, 2013

If you drive a car, odds are you've noticed a huge spike in gas prices over the last few months and, consequently, a lot less money in your wallet. And while you might be breaking out that bike a little more often or driving your car as little as possible, it's all but impossible to avoid the gas pump completely. That's where credit cards that award you for gas purchases become especially useful.

Best Airline Miles Credit Cards, 2013 Quarter 2

With consumers gearing up for quarter two and the travel-friendly months of spring and early summer, we felt like it was a good time to revisit the best airline miles credit cards for the upcoming season.

Here are our favorite airline miles credit cards, broken down by category...

Chase Freedom® 5% cash back categories to include Lowe's this Spring, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. Check out the Chase Credit Cards page to view Chase cards that are currently available.

The Chase Freedom® Card announced that cardholders can earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in purchases at Lowe's beginning April 1st and ending on June 30th, 2013. This is great news for DIY-homeowners looking to get a jump on spring cleaning and improvements as the weather (finally) begins to warm up in April.

Best Credit Card Signup Bonus Offers of 2013, Quarter 2

Credit cards that offer a signup bonus use the incentive of a short-term perk to make a long-term customer out of consumers. The allure of a credit card signup bonus in a society that craves - no, expects - immediate satisfaction is undeniable, which is why the market for credit card signup bonuses has rarely been stronger.

Best 0% APR Credit Cards for Spring, 2013

While it might seem early to declare the best 0% interest credit cards for Spring, 2013, there's no reason to hesitate when it comes to consolidating your debt - or simply saving on interest - with the best 0% APR credit cards available for the upcoming season. It's like spring cleaning, only easier, faster and more prosperous!

So, think warm thoughts and check out the best 0% interest credit card options available for the upcoming season...

Secured Credit Cards: Still the future of credit repair

If you have poor or no credit, you'll want to know what credit options are available to you, not only to have credit, but to improve or create your credit score.

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