Tips

I Cosigned on a Loan That’s Defaulted. Now What?

April 22, 2014

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be, for a loan oft loses both itself and friend.” So says William Shakespeare, and he wasn’t referring to taking out a mortgage, but borrowing money from a friend. [...]

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Broken a Resolution to Pay Off Your Credit Card? Get Back on Track With These Tips!

April 22, 2014

Making New Year’s resolutions is an annual event. Unfortunately, most of us give up on those goals pretty quickly, reverting to our bad old habits by the time Groundhog Day rolls around. If you neglected a [...]

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How to Really Deal With Debt Collectors

April 22, 2014

For whatever reason, you’ve gotten that call. It’s from a collection agency, or attorney, or a debt collector. Maybe you didn’t realize you’d defaulted or went delinquent. Maybe a creditor jumped the gun and sent [...]

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Is Credit Card Debt Beneficial to the Poor?

April 21, 2014

One of the struggles that lower-income individuals face is the need for short-term credit. People in the middle-income range and higher often are able to qualify for credit cards. Used responsibly, they can be a [...]

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Lose a Credit Card in Your Home? Five Reasons You Need to Replace It

April 21, 2014

Let’s face it: Credit cards are easy to lose. Those slim pieces of plastic slide between couch cushions, under beds and between floorboards all the time! If you lose your credit card in your house, [...]

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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

The American Express EveryDay Credit Card: Swipe Your Way To Membership Rewards

March 7, 2014

If you’re looking for a good rewards credit card for everyday spending, you’re probably finding yourself lost in a sea of bonus category comparisons and cash-back rates. Well, all that has changed: With the introduction [...]

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Chase Sapphire Preferred Review: A Must-Have for Any Traveler

February 19, 2014

Want a killer signup bonus? Look no further: The Chase Sapphire Preferred card has one of the best bonuses in the business, clocking in at 45,000 Ultimate Rewards Points: 40,000 when you spend $3,000 in [...]

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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

Heartbleed Bug: 4 Ways to Protect Yourself

April 9, 2014

What is the Heartbleed bug? This major software bug potentially puts tens of millions of consumers’ credit card, banking, email, social media and other online passwords and usernames at risk of hacking. This is potentially [...]

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America Leads the World in Credit Card Fraud

April 2, 2014

As brilliant as an invention as the credit card is, there are regrettably equally brilliant criminals who have figured out how to steal cards and card numbers and engage in fraudulent activities using other people’s [...]

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