Credit Card Basics

A credit card lets you borrow money from a bank to make purchases. You have 25-30 days to pay the money back. If you need longer, you’ll be charged interest — a percentage of the money you owe — on top of what you borrowed. Some credit cards also provide valuable rewards and perks when used responsibly.

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4 credit card mistakes you might not know you’re making

Some credit card mistakes are well-known and easily avoided — like missing a payment and incurring a late fee — yet many people still get tripped up. Other mistakes aren't as obvious.  Sara Rathner talks about common missteps that may cause trouble.

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