October 11, 2012

Using Credit Cards in the Economic Slump

For some of us, credit cards are an occasional convenience. For others, they're a necessary way to stretch our budgets in tough times. And for others still, they're an economic disaster waiting to happen.

Times are tough, and many people are using their credit cards to help them through. That's fine within reason. However, there are a number of ways you can make sure your credit cards don't break you -- and sometimes even save you money.

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January 23, 2012

Responsible Credit Card Use

I learned about responsible credit card use the hard way. Since then, it's become part of my mission to make sure other people don't suffer the same problems I did. Credit card debt is something that can get out of control very quickly, and it can literally ruin your life. Take steps to prevent those problems before they happen.

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October 30, 2006

How to Find Credit Cards That Are Right for You

Great Websites to Help You Get the Best Credit Cards

If you’re interested in getting a new credit card, it can be very difficult to navigate through the dozens of offers that hit your mailbox each month. Finding a credit card that is right for you is definitely possible; it just takes some time and effort. Luckily, we’ve cut out the legwork for you. If you want a bit of help finding the best credit card offers available, look no further.

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October 8, 2006

The Treachery of Department Store Credit Cards

Why Department Store Credit Cards Aren’t Always A Good Thing

Whenever someone asks me if department store credit cards are worth the perks they offer, I always tell them the same thing. No matter what perks they’re offering, department store credit cards just aren’t right for certain consumers.

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June 15, 2006

Understanding Rewards Credit Cards

Are Rewards Credit Cards Right for You?

Everyone likes getting something for nothing, so it’s no surprise that the popularity of rewards credit cards has skyrocketed over the past few years. The question is, are you really getting the rewards from rewards credit cards for free, or are you paying for the privilege without realizing it? If you’re thinking about using rewards credit cards, you first need to figure out whether they’re the right credit cards for you.

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June 14, 2006

The Truth About Pay in Advance Credit Cards

Pay in advance credit cards aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

It’s not hard to see why pay in advance credit cards have become so popular. In today’s day and age, it’s almost impossible to live without a credit card. Without one, you can’t book a hotel, can’t rent a car, and sometimes you can’t even rent a movie. People who don’t qualify for a traditional credit card have to turn to alternative credit card resources in order to survive. However, before you turn to pay in advance credit cards for your credit card needs, there are some things you ought to know.

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June 8, 2006

Five Steps to Credit Card Safety

Make Credit Card Safety a Priority

If you’re a credit card holder, and chances are you have at least one credit card if not more, credit card safety should be one of your primary concerns. Not taking proper credit card safety measures can lead to serious consequences such as being victimized by credit card fraud and identity theft. To ensure your credit card safety, you’re going to want to follow the five safety steps we’ve detailed for you.

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February 8, 2006

The Benefits of Credit Card Balance Transfers

When you might want to consider credit card balance transfers.

You see the offers all of the time -- credit card balance transfers at great interest rates. If you’re looking for ways to lower monthly expenses while freeing up more cash, these offers can be pretty intriguing. So when should you seriously consider balance transfers? Let’s take a look at the benefits that balance transfers have to offer.

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