Ellen is a former credit card writer for NerdWallet. She covered personal finance issues for more than 20 years at Bloomberg and Bankrate.com.
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Credit Card APR vs. Interest Rate: There’s No Difference
The stated APR includes only the interest and not potential fees.
Wells Fargo Closes the Door to Home Rebate Card
The card allowed you to use rewards to reduce your mortgage principal.
Apply for a Credit Card Online
Applying for credit cards online is easy. The key is to choose the right one.
Wells Fargo Cash Wise Bumps Bonus Up to $200
The $50 increase gives Wells Fargo Cash Wise one of the biggest sign-up bonuses of any cash-back credit card.
Medical Credit Cards Are Costly If You’re Not Careful
Used wisely, medical credit cards let you pay for treatment without interest. If you don't know the rules, though, you could fall into a high-interest trap.
Virtual People, Real Lessons: How Card Use Affects Credit Score
How do common credit card actions affect your score? NerdWallet and Equifax looked at tens of thousands of credit profiles to find specific answers.
AmEx Business Platinum vs. Chase Ink Preferred: Travel Perks or Flexibility?
American Express' premium business travel card and Chase's card differ in their rewards details.
Credit One Credit Cards: Confusing for Consumers
Have bad credit and confused by Credit One credit cards? It's not you.
How to Find the Best Credit Card for You
Your ideal match depends on your spending habits, your goals and what your credit history qualifies you for. Here are factors to consider.
Last Call: Chase Sapphire Reserve Cutting Its Huge Bonus
The 100,000-mile sign-up bonus ends on Jan. 12, 2017, for online applications.