Tips

What Happens When I Cancel A Credit Card?

July 29, 2014

We spend a lot of time at NerdWallet telling you how to get approved for credit cards. Yet, there’s another side to that story: What happens when you decide to cancel a credit card? Here’s what you [...]

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Why is My Credit Card Being Rejected Online?

July 29, 2014

There are few things more vexing than entering all your credit card info to purchase something online, only to have your credit card rejected. You know the card is good. You know you entered the [...]

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How to Make 3 Good Credit Moves Even Better

July 29, 2014

If you’re trying to improve your credit score, you’ve probably been poking around the Internet for tips and tricks. But let’s face it: Finding reliable information is tough. As a result, stumbling on a good [...]

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My Sister Is 27 and Still Doesn’t Have a Credit Card – How Can I Help Her Get Started?

July 29, 2014

We’re often told that family and finances don’t mix. But if you’re close to a sibling that’s making a major money mistake, you might feel comfortable stepping in to help. For example, what if your [...]

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Will My Credit Score Increase As I Age?

July 28, 2014

As you get older — and hopefully wiser — you’re supposed to become more responsible. You’ve likely stopped rotating spaghetti and ramen noodles as your only two “home-cooked” meals, probably traded out your clubbing heels [...]

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NerdWallet’s Roundups and Top Credit Cards

NerdWallet’s Best Gas Cards, Spring 2014

March 14, 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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NerdWallet’s Best Rewards Credit Cards, Spring 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. [...]

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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 [...]

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NerdWallet’s Top 10 Credit Card Deals of 2014

January 6, 2014

The nerds have the top 10 credit cards for everyone – whether you’re a jetsetter or family man, student or average Joe, you’ll find rewards and savings. There’s no one-size-fits all credit card. Instead, the [...]

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Credit Card Reviews

Discover it® chrome: The Best Cash Back Card for Gas and Dining?

July 25, 2014

If you spend a lot on gas and dining out, you’re probably looking for a credit card that will provide primo rewards on those purchases. Well, the Nerds are here with good news: There’s a [...]

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The Hawaiian Airlines Business MasterCard: Say Aloha to Saving on Business Travel

July 25, 2014

If running your small business means a lot of air travel, you’re probably looking for a credit card that will reward you for making so many trips. This is especially true if your company is [...]

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Promos

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 [...]

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Southwest Credit Card 2 Roundtrip Flights Bonus Extended Through Sunday

March 6, 2014

Update March 9, 2014: This offer is no longer available. The Southwest Credit Card’s two roundtrip flights bonus will be around just a bit longer – until Sunday, March 9th, in fact. This is a [...]

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Current Events

UK Leads Europe in Credit Card Fraud — So Stay Safe in London

July 29, 2014

It’s widely known how oh-so-polite the British are, and that appears to extend into the area of credit card fraud. A study by ACI Worldwide found that 40% of Americans had experienced credit card fraud [...]

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Credit Card Issuers Going After Riskier Borrowers

July 25, 2014

U.S. consumer debt is rising again, and some of it is due to credit card issuers marketing more strongly to the subprime borrower. It was only a matter of time before the American consumer went back [...]

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