Tips

5 Opportunities to Set a Good Credit Example for Your Kids

July 25, 2014

If you’re trying to raise money-smart kids, providing a good model for them to follow is one of the most powerful things you can do. But setting a good credit example is tough – after [...]

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My Mom Tells Me I Need a Credit Card, But My Dad Thinks I Should Wait — Help!

July 25, 2014

When you’re a young adult trying to navigate a complicated financial world, getting conflicting financial advice is never easy. To make matters worse, there’s an important financial issue that seems to polarize people more than [...]

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Craving a Getaway But Worried You Can’t Afford It? With CheapTickets and the Right Credit Card, You Can!

July 25, 2014

Let’s face it: These days, we’re all leading over-scheduled, over-stressed, over-exhausted lives. When it starts to feel like too much, you might contemplate a last-minute getaway. But travel is expensive – how can you restore [...]

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What Adding 100 Points to Your Credit Score Could Mean

July 24, 2014

Credit scoring can feel like an abstract concept. It’s tough to think in concrete terms about how a few points can impact your ability to get a loan or a credit card. For example, what [...]

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How to Get Over the Minimum Payment Slump

July 24, 2014

We’re total number nerds here at NerdWallet! But some people aren’t quite as infatuated with math. Case in point: A study by a Boston College marketing researcher showed that telling consumers how much interest they [...]

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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

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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Building Credit With Smartphones in Developing Nations

July 23, 2014

Developed nations around the world have financial services, banking products, and – most importantly – well-entrenched systems under which credit histories can be established. But what does the developing world do, given that much of [...]

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