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3 Ways to Redeem Your Credit Card Rewards this Valentine's Day

Believe it or not, Valentine's Day is one of the absolute best holidays to redeem your credit card rewards on.

Why? Well for starters, it falls smack dab in the middle of the post-holiday/tax season hangover that is February. What that means is many of us are, well, "tapped-out" when it comes to disposable income. 

Chase United MileagePlus® Explorer Card - Review

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

Chase unveiled the newest United MileagePlus Explorer Card late last year, but we thought it was worth taking a closer look at one of the very best airline miles credit cards available on the market today.

Here's the VIP perks cardholders can take advantage of, plus some of the other highlights of the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Card...

Discover it Card announces new 5% Cashback Bonus® categories for Q2

The popular Discover it™ Card announced its 5% Cashback Bonus® categories for the upcoming quarter today. From April 1st through June 30th, Discover it cardholders can earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in purchases at home improvement stores. With spring cleaning a popular DIY-task from April through June, this is yet another seasonal category that Discover is hoping its members will take advantage of.

Young, Dumb and Full of … Debt: 3 Ways for Young Consumers to Save Money

Ahh, to be young, beautiful and broke. Sounds like an episode of 'Girls', right? Unfortunately, 'being broke' isn't all it's cracked up to be, which might explain why young adults are racking up some serious debt and taking their sweet time paying it back...

Infographic: How Can a Bad Credit Credit Card Boost Your Score?

Ever wonder why bad credit credit cards are advertised so often as credit-builders for people with poor credit? Seriously, how can adding a new card help you improve your credit score?

Well, there are two types of credit cards for bad credit - secured and unsecured. Both of these cards have their advantages and disadvantages and while we generally recommend taking the secured credit card path (see below), we understand that they're not for everyone.

Start the New Year by tackling your credit card debt

New year is traditionally a time for setting new life goals, and mostly it concerns losing weight, quitting smoking, and the like. Although wanting to improve your physical health is a very commendable objective, while you’re at it you might also want to take a look at your financial health. One of the greatest threats to your economic wellbeing is credit card debt.

Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards of 2013

Balance transfer credit cards are one of the best ways to consolidate debt and save on interest - we've mentioned this time and again over the years, but it's always worth coming back to since they represent such a great deal. (For a quick refresher on how balance transfers work, check out our blog on balance transfer cards.) 

Should you consider consumer credit counseling?

This guest post was written by Michelle Blackmore; Michelle is a financial writer who has insightful knowledge on the contemporary financial issues and the economic state that the nation is going through. She currently writes financial articles for various websites, communities and blogs.

Credit Cards for Bad Credit in 2013: The Best and Worst Options for Consumers

We've had a lot to say about bad credit credit cards over the years, but with a new year comes new cards, new issuers and new options.

American Express Serve® - Why This Prepaid Card is Actually a Whole Lot More

Update: This credit card has changed since this article was published. You can check out the most up-to-date details on this card here: American Express Serve®.

On its surface, American Express Serve® looks like a prepaid card - albeit a great one. You load money on to it, you use it to make purchases, and you keep it in your wallet. 

Pretty standard, right?

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