credit card tips

credit card tips

Weekly Tip: ALWAYS Read the Fine Print When Signing Up for a New Credit Card

When you’re applying for a new credit card, it’s easy to go for the most popular cards or the ones with flashy promotions. But before you get stuck with a credit card you may not want, read the fine print.

on Thu, 2014-01-30 13:58

Weekly Tip: Preparing Your Credit Card for Holiday Travels

With the holiday break coming up, many people are travelling. Whether you are going overseas for a fun vacation or just returning home for the holidays, there are certain things you should do to get your credit card ready before you leave.

·Call your credit card company ahead of time. If you don’t travel much, don’t use your credit card much, or are going out of the country, make sure to alert your credit card company. If they are unaware and see your card being used in a different location, they may think it is suspicious activity and deactivate your card.

on Tue, 2013-12-10 14:48

Weekly Tip: Use credit, not debit, when shopping online

With the holiday season in full swing, shopping is at its peak. But if you’re ordering things on the web, by phone, or mail order, be sure to use a credit card.

on Wed, 2013-12-04 10:50

Credit Card Fees and How to Avoid Them

Here's how to avoid credit card fees without too much hassle.

Banks like money, fees make money, banks like fees. That's what makes the world turn, but if you can be vigilant and avoid these fees, you'll need to get a bigger mattress to stuff all this extra cash under. Here's a list of the different ways banks try to drain you dry and different ways to avoid them.

on Thu, 2013-08-22 10:47

Keep your old credit cards open

If you’ve recently thought to yourself, “Should I close this old credit card?”, picture this:
You slide your hand into your mailbox. It’s cold to the touch, but it’s not the aluminum mail container that’s sending a chill down your spine, it’s your credit card statement.
on Wed, 2013-08-14 12:48

The Case for Building Credit Early

It's the season of debates, and speaking of which there's a lot of debate these days as to whether or not young adults and college kids should apply for a credit card. This has become more of a family decision since the CARD Act of 2009 required that those under 21 show proof of income or have a parent co-sign when applying for a credit card.

on Tue, 2012-10-23 10:02