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.

Establishing Credit When You Don't Have Credit

It’s a situation many young adults face when they’re just starting out – how to build a credit history when you don’t have a credit history.

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Getting a Credit Card: 4 Things for Young Adults to Know

Considering whether to get your first credit card? Here are 4 things for young adults to keep in mind before they start applying.

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Inactive Credit Card: Use it or Lose it?

After a certain period of time, your credit card account may be deemed "inactive" and closed. Here are some things you should know.

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Managing Credit Accounts and Finances for a Loved One

Whether it's an aging parent or friend, or a family member with special needs, here are a few things to know about managing someone else's credit accounts and finances.

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Pre-Screened Credit Card Offers: Benefits and Opting Out

What are those pre-screened credit card offers you get in the mail? What are their benefits, and how can you opt out of receiving them?

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[Video] What to Do if You've Been Denied Credit

Find out why lenders may deny you credit and steps you can take if you are denied.

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When Does a Late Credit Card Payment Show Up on Credit Reports?

If you're struggling to make on-time payments, or missed a due date by accident, here are a few things to know about how long it will take for a late payment to show up on your credit reports.

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How Closing a Credit Card Account May Impact Credit Scores

Whether or not to close a credit card -- and how it may affect credit scores -- depends on your unique credit situation.

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Some Things to Know Before Opening a Store Credit Card

It may be tempting to open a store credit card when you're standing at the checkout counter. But here are a few factors to consider.

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[Video] COVID + Credit: 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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You Ask. Bev Answers: How Often Do Credit Card Companies Report to the Credit Bureaus?

How often do your credit card providers report your information to the three nationwide credit bureaus? Does it vary from card to card?

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Is It Better to Seek a Credit Card Limit Increase or Open a New Account?

If you need more credit extended to you, should you open a new account or increase the limit on the cards you already have?

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