Why Are Accounts That Have Been Paid Off Still on My Credit Report?

September 19, 2014

Paying off a loan is a liberating feeling. But even though you’re finished with a loan when you make your last payment, this doesn’t mean the loan is finished with you. If you wonder why [...]


How To Rebuild Credit After Foreclosure

September 18, 2014

The housing crisis dealt a blow to millions of Americans. As difficult as it is to lose a house, it’s important not to get swallowed up in negative feelings. The first step toward rebuilding your [...]


How Often Should I Check My Credit Card Account Online?

September 18, 2014

If you’re using a credit card as your primary payment method to earn rewards, build your credit and take advantage of extra perks, you may log in on a regular basis to check your balance. [...]


Credit Card Interest Rate Promotions: 5 Things to Watch Out For

September 18, 2014

Getting bombarded with credit card offers is a daily occurrence for most of us. In an effort to stand out in a crowded market, many of the cards being hawked in mailings and targeted web [...]


What’s the Best Credit Card for Tailgating?

September 17, 2014

If you’re a football fan, your favorite time of year has finally arrived. A big game usually means a really big tailgate, so it’s a good idea to think about which credit card will reward [...]


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, 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. [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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

Household Incomes Stagnate Even as More Americans Go to Work, Census Says

September 16, 2014

If you don’t feel any richer this year compared to last, you’ve got company. Household incomes in the U.S. rose by what is actually an insignificant amount last year and remain 8% below the peak [...]


Will Small Business Merchants Meet the Smart Card Deadline?

September 15, 2014

By October 2015, all merchants – including small business owners – must be ready to accept EMV-enabled credit cards. If not, merchants will be held liable for fraudulent charges rather than the credit card companies. [...]