3 Ways Your Credit Card Could Be Your Ticket to a Great Credit Score

September 29, 2014

Credit cards are a handy tool for paying for your purchases quickly and conveniently. And if you’ve picked the right card, they’re also great for racking up rewards – after all, why not earn points [...]


Choosing a Credit Card: The Signup Bonus Is Just the Beginning

September 29, 2014

When it’s time to choose a new credit card, it’s easy to get mesmerized by the huge signup bonuses. It’s the credit card equivalent of falling hopelessly in love with someone instantly because of his [...]


Paying Off Debt: Should I Consider Anything Besides Interest Rate?

September 26, 2014

Let there be no doubt: The Nerds love math. Math allows us to make the best financial decisions possible by showing us the most economical ways to do things. Prime example: We recommend paying off debt [...]


When Is the Best Time to Pay My Credit Card Bill?

September 25, 2014

Let’s face it: Paying bills is a boring and tedious task. Clicking between accounts and crunching numbers is such a yawn, you probably never considered the effect that switching up your strategy could have on [...]


4 Questions to Discuss With Your Potential Authorized User

September 25, 2014

If a loved one needs to build credit, he might ask you to add him to your credit account as an authorized user. An authorized user is an individual who can use a credit card, [...]


NerdWallet’s Roundups and Top Credit Cards

NerdWallet’s Best Gas Cards, Fall 2014

September 5, 2014

Don’t look to a Shell, Chevron or Valero credit card to relieve the pressure of ever-rising gas prices. You can get the same rewards rate or better, without the hassles and limitations, with a great [...]


NerdWallet’s Best No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards

March 5, 2014

Ever felt like you’ve been ripped off when you use your credit card internationally? Chances are, you’re right: most dock you 3% of every dollar you spend overseas. But these cards will save you a [...]


NerdWallet’s Best Rewards Credit Cards, Fall 2014

March 4, 2014

Whether you’re looking for killer rewards rates, a signup bonus that will make your head spin, free flights or hotel nights, or simply rewards on the purchases you make every day, we’ve got you covered. [...]


NerdWallet’s Best Credit Card Signup Bonus Offers of 2014

January 18, 2014

Looking to make a quick $300, $500 or even $600? We’ve assembled a list of the best credit card offers of 2014, from hundreds of dollars to airline flights to hotel stays — all free money. [...]


NerdWallet’s Top 10 Credit Card Deals of 2014

January 6, 2014

The results are in! After staying up late to crunch the numbers, the Nerds have the top 10 credit cards for everyone — whether you’re a jetsetter or family (wo)man, student or average Joe, you’ll find [...]


Credit Card Reviews

Citi Double Cash: Now Smart Spenders Finish First

August 29, 2014

When you’ve used one cash-back credit card, you’ve used them all, right? Swipe, earn rewards, redeem them for cash, repeat. It’s simple, but not exactly exciting – until now. With the new Citi® Double Cash [...]


The Sam’s Club MasterCard: Earn Big Bucks Back for Buying in Bulk

August 15, 2014

It seems like there’s a cash-back credit card out there for every type of shopper. For instance, there are great cards on the market for people who spend a lot on gas, dining and travel. [...]



Limited Time Offer: United MileagePlus® Explorer Card by Chase Offers Signup Bonus of 50K Miles Through Sept. 2

August 11, 2014

Aw nerds! It looks like this page may be out of date. Please visit NerdWallet’s Best Credit Cards page for updated info. Travel credit cards are a favorite for so many reasons. They typically have [...]


2014 Just Got Tastier: Chase Sapphire Preferred’s First Friday 3X Points Is Back

April 2, 2014

As if there wasn’t enough to love about the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Chase has brought a popular promotion is back for another year: just like in 2013, in 2014 you’ll earn 3X points per [...]


Current Events

Should You Steer Clear of Bitcoin?

September 30, 2014

Bitcoin, the trendy digital currency, garnered some negative press in August when the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warned about its potential pitfalls, like unpredictable exchange rates, hackers and scams. Despite these concerns, the consumer [...]


Green Dot Helps Wal-Mart Dive into Low-Fee Banking

September 24, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores, the nation’s biggest retailer, is jumping into banking with the help of Green Dot, which also provides prepaid debit cards to the chain. With GoBank, Green Dot provides a low-fee checking account that [...]