Tips

5 ‘Smart’ Money Moves That Could Hurt Your Credit Score

August 21, 2014

Getting your financial life in order is no small task. Figuring how to pay off debt, put aside money for retirement, and still have a little leftover for fun can feel like an uphill battle. [...]

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I’m Using PayPal to Send Someone Money — Should I Use My Credit Card To Get the Points?

August 20, 2014

When PayPal burst onto the scene, it represented a massive change in how money could be moved in this country. Using PayPal to send someone money was a major innovation in convenience, undermining the use of [...]

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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Using Your Child’s 529 to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

August 20, 2014

When you’re paying off credit card debt, your first instinct will likely be to tap all available resources to get rid of it as soon as possible. In the case of your bloated savings account, [...]

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Why Do Some Credit Cards Carry an Annual Fee?

August 20, 2014

Be honest: You think it’s outrageous that anyone would sign up for a credit card that charges an annual fee. After all, there are so many great cards on the market that carry no annual [...]

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Citi Now Allows Customers to Transfer ThankYou Points to Airline Partners

August 20, 2014

If you’re a Citi customer with a case of wanderlust, we have good news: As of July 2014, eligible Citi cards now offer the option to transfer ThankYou Points to select airline partners’ frequent flyer [...]

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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

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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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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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

Do You Know About Credit Builders Alliance?

August 19, 2014

Let’s face it: The major credit bureaus in the United States don’t always give us the warm and fuzzies. After all, many people only interact with them under unpleasant circumstances – it’s tough to feel good [...]

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Could RevolutionCredit Help You Get a Better Rate on Your Next Loan?

August 15, 2014

Let’s face it: Sometimes a credit score just isn’t enough information to determine how likely you are to repay a loan. But unfortunately, it can really hold you back from getting credit on decent terms. [...]

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