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Christina Majaski, 02/18/2017

What are the Best Free and Low Cost Credit Cards?

Free credit cards for bad creditFinding the best free credit cards today - with no annual fee, low APR, and great Intro zero APR offers. Cards for no credit and that are easy to get in our review. To be honest, there are a fair number of cards with high interest rates and expensive fees, but there are also plenty of cards that somehow manage to give you a line of credit for free.

Alex Gerard, 02/17/2017

Best Credit Cards for Young Adults Today

Young adults and professionalsToday’s best credit cards for young adults need to offer rewards for travel and dining, low or no fees and manageably low APR. It also needs to have easy credit score requirements to fit thin credit profiles of recent college graduates and young professionals. It is hard to find all these qualities in one card, that’s why we created this guide to help you navigate in the best credit card offers.

Christina Majaski, 02/17/2017

What is FIA Credit Card Services?

FIA Card Services by Bank of AmericaTo get the best understanding of who and what FIA Card Services provides, it might help to get a brief history. In 2006, Bank of America acquired Maryland Bank National Association, otherwise known as MBNA, which was a major cardholder. In fact, it was one of the largest in the world. After being acquired by Bank of America, it was taken over once again by Lloyd's Banking Group in late 2016.

Christina Majaski, 02/15/2017

How to Obtain and Make Use of Guaranteed Approval Credit Cards

Guaranteed approval credit cardsIf you recently have gone through a divorce or other personal financial crisis that has caused severe damage to your credit, you may find that you are now being denied on all your credit card applications. Since every new application decreases your credit score and your chances of rebuilding your credit, your best bet now is guaranteed approval credit card offer.

Christina Majaski, 02/15/2017

How Many Credit Cards Is Too Many?

How many cards should I have?Credit cards can be an excellent way to build credit when used correctly, but too many people think the answer is to take out as many as you can, max them out, and then make payments regularly. Truthfully, the answer to exactly how many credit cards you need isn’t quite that simple.

Alex Gerard, 01/30/2017

How to Ask for a Credit Line Increase?

Credit line increase on major card issuersWhen it comes to getting a credit line increase, you can either ask for one or wait for an automatic increase that usually comes over time. How to ask for a credit line increase and what to expect from each issuer? How often can you ask for a limit increase and how it will affect your score?

Christina Majaski, 01/24/2017

Choosing an Airline Dining Rewards Program

Comparing Delta Sky MIles Dining, MileagePlus Dining and AAdvantage DiningIf you frequently travel, either for business or pleasure, you already know that it can be challenging to make the most of your money while still enjoying your trip. Here’s the good news: flying efficiently and pleasurably is possible, especially if you use your credit card with airline rewards programs to maximize your money. Read our airline dining rewards review.

Christina Majaski, 01/17/2017

How to Access and Use High-Limit Credit Cards

High limit credit cardsIf you’ve been wondering how to access and use high-limit credit cards, this guide can help you to understand better the options available and how you can access them from where you are financially right now.

Christina Majaski, 01/17/2017

Best Starter Credit Cards

Best starter credit cardsStarter credit cards are one of the best ways to get ahead and begin building a positive credit history. These types of credit cards can help people who are new to credit, learn how to manage a budget and use financial products responsibly. The key is finding the one that can help you get a start on good credit while providing the most benefits for the lowest cost to you.

Christina Majaski, 01/17/2017

What is a Credit Card Balance?

Credit card balanceGenerally speaking, your credit card balance is usually the amount you are to pay in order for your account to be considered paid in full. However, that balance can change from day to day and in some cases, the day that you make your payment can determine the amount of your balance. Read our guide to credit card balances and APR.

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