Tips

Why Don’t I Always Have to Sign for Credit Card Purchases?

August 29, 2014

Between deliveries, bank transactions, and contracts large and small, scribbling your John Hancock is practically an everyday event. But have you ever wondered why you sometimes don’t have to sign for a credit card purchase? [...]

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Un-savviest Credit Card Thieves in Recent History

August 29, 2014

We would not make light of credit card security here at NerdWallet, but certain items in the news cause us to smack our foreheads and roll our eyes. Who are the un-savviest credit card thieves in recent [...]

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Credit Card Skimming: Which Retailers Are Most Susceptible?

August 29, 2014

Have you ever gotten your credit card statement and found a whole bunch of charges you didn’t recognize? Chances are you were a victim at a retailer most susceptible to credit card skimming or some other [...]

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National Grandparents Day: Can You Be ‘Too Old’ for a Credit Card

August 29, 2014

In honor of National Grandparents Day — the first Sunday of September after Labor Day — it might be a good idea to review a few things regarding credit and senior citizens. There are a few stories banging around [...]

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Transfer a Credit Card Balance to Another Card, Plus 4 Other Tips to Pay Off Debt Fast

August 28, 2014

Let’s face it: Paying off credit card debt is a smart financial move, but it can take a really long time to accomplish. If you have thousands in old charges sitting on your card, it [...]

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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 (wo)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

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 [...]

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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. [...]

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Promos

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

August 11, 2014

Travel credit cards are a favorite for so many reasons. They typically have higher-than-average rewards, awesome redemption options and signup bonuses worth hundreds of dollars. The United MileagePlus® Explorer Card by Chase just upped the ante [...]

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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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Current Events

Un-savviest Credit Card Thieves in Recent History

August 29, 2014

We would not make light of credit card security here at NerdWallet, but certain items in the news cause us to smack our foreheads and roll our eyes. Who are the un-savviest credit card thieves in recent [...]

READ MORE

National Grandparents Day: Can You Be ‘Too Old’ for a Credit Card

August 29, 2014

In honor of National Grandparents Day — the first Sunday of September after Labor Day — it might be a good idea to review a few things regarding credit and senior citizens. There are a few stories banging around [...]

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