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Get even more information on credit cards? Read our Credit Card eZine. The section is regularly updated by our specialists. Learn all the financial tricks. Know the pitfalls and hidden bonuses. Find out how to transfer balances and accumulate points. We will tell you about the latest offers on the market.Get your credit card education and make the most out of your plastic.

[June 23rd, 2018]

Most of us know that having good credit is important. But there is plenty of misinformation out there about exactly why it’s so important. Here are four things you may not know about credit score.

1. You don’t start out with good credit. You might assume that if you’re starting…

[April 24th, 2018]

Many Americans are struggling to pay off debts, whether they owe on student loans, medical bills, or credit card balances. If you’re one of the millions that have credit card debt, you’ll want to read this guide to paying off your debts quickly without paying any interest.

The first…

[March 1st, 2018]

If you’ve ever been presented with the option to get a big discount at the register by signing up for a retail credit card, you might have wondered whether there was any possible downside to saying yes. After all, what could be bad about getting a healthy percentage off…

[January 27th, 2018]

Whether you’re a young person just starting out on your financial future, or you’ve been around the block and hit a few roadblocks that hurt your credit, you might find yourself in the position of needing a credit card and not being able to get one. If you’ve applied…

[December 28th, 2017]

If you aren’t earning – and using – credit card rewards already, then your New Year’s resolution should be easy to figure out this year: start taking advantage of all the great perks and rewards offered by credit card companies.

Even if you are already using credit card rewards, chances…

[December 1st, 2017]

If you’ve ever been curious what your credit score is, but not wanted to shell out a fee in order to see it, then get ready for good news. It’s easier than ever to see your credit score, and you don’t need to pay for it any longer.

It used…

[October 25th, 2017]

Everyone loves a great rewards credit card. But here’s something you may not have known: every year, millions of credit card reward points go unused. If you are a credit card rewards fan and always make sure to redeem your points, miles, or cash back, you may…

[September 27th, 2017]

With recent headline news about data breaches and people’s personal information being exposed, many people are concerned about the possibility of identity theft. This is a legitimate concern, as there are millions of cases of identity theft every year. In 2016 alone, it’s estimated that one in 16 adults…

[August 24th, 2017]

If you are new to credit cards, or even if you aren’t, you might wonder if there is more to using them than meets the eye. While using a credit card is easy and fairly self-explanatory – pay for a purchase with the card, pay off the charges when…

[July 27th, 2017]

Having bad credit can feel like carrying around a burden that you can never set down; it affects so many things in your life that you may never have suspected it would. A poor credit score means you won’t qualify for the best interest rates on loans and credit…

Last Immediate

How do I know what my credit score is?

Answer:

You can request your credit score from any of the three major credit bureaus – Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. You can contact each credit bureau and request your FICO score from each of the credit bureaus, or you can contact only one of the credit bureaus and request all three credit scores from one bureau as most bureaus will offer you such option. Note that while you can get a copy of your credit reports once year, you will have to pay to get your credit score. The cost of the service varies from $5 to as much as $30 for all three credit scores, so we would recommend you to explore the offers before you submit your request.

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[June 19, 2018]
Although more people are using mobile wallets and moving away from using cash or credit cards as their go-to payment method, consumers have still shied away from using virtual credit cards for the majority of their purchases. But companies like Switch, Inc. are hoping to change that.

“Until now...

[May 19, 2018]
If you’ve ever had trouble making – and sticking to – a budget, you’re not alone. A recent survey showed that while 92 percent of Americans believe everyone needs a budget to keep their finances in order, only 70 percent are actually practicing what they preach and maintaining a budget.

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[April 20, 2018]
Studies show that several emerging payment options are gaining acceptance among consumers, but not everyone is on board with the rapid pace of technology and the new ways to pay for purchases. The latest TSYS U.S. Consumer Payment Study found that willingness to use artificial intelligence-powered p...
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