Credit Cards

Explore tips on getting the right credit card for you and what it means for your credit. Plus, managing credit card debt and what to do if you lost your card.

How to Build and Improve Credit with Credit Cards

Credit cards can be reliable tools for building a credit history or improving your credit scores. Here’s what you need to know about this popular strategy for building credit.

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Increasing Your Credit Card Limit vs. Opening a New Credit Card

Is it better to increase the credit limit on your existing credit card or open a new credit account instead? Learn the pros and cons of each option.

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How to Help Prevent Credit Card Fraud

Here are some common ways thieves target your credit card information — plus, steps you can take to help prevent credit card fraud in the first place.

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Can You Refinance Your Mortgage to Consolidate Credit Card Debt?

Learn how cash-out mortgage refinancing can help you take the first step toward tackling your credit card debt.

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What Is a Balance Transfer Credit Card and How Does It Work?

Balance transfer credit cards are one common solution for managing high-interest debt. Could a balance transfer credit card be right for you?

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What is an APR on a Credit Card?

Your credit card’s APR represents the annual cost of borrowing money, including interest and fees. Learn more about this important number.

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How to Read A Credit Card Statement

Credit card statements can be key to developing and maintaining good borrowing habits. But what’s included on a credit card statement and how do you accurately read one?

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Why People Have Credit Card Debt & How to Avoid It

Here are some common reasons people have credit card debt. Plus, learn how to avoid credit card debt and develop debt management strategies.

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You Ask, Equifax Answers: Is Now a Good Time to Open a New Credit Card?

Is now a good time to open a new credit card? Learn more about the factors to consider when thinking about opening a new credit card.

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How a Credit Card Balance Transfer Works

Balance transfers may be one option for credit card users who are struggling to keep up with their debts. Learn all about how a credit card balance transfer works.
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How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt Fast

Feeling overwhelmed by your credit card balance? Learn how to pay off credit card debt fast with these five common strategies.
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[Video] Keeping Up with Credit Card Debt During a Financial Crisis

Credit cards can be vital tools in times of financial uncertainty, but it’s important to be aware of the potential pitfalls.

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