CreditCardsCo Blog Topic - ' Credit Card Basics'

Commonly Used Credit Card Terms

Sometimes it’s good to get back to the basics. We’ve put together a glossary of some of the most commonly used credit card terminology.


Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Credit Card Basics

Credit Card Blocking

You may not have ever heard about credit card blocking, but you should know what it is and how it can affect your next shopping trip.


Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Credit Card Basics

Credit Cards, Thieves and Technology

Just because your credit card is in your possession doesn’t mean a technologically-savvy thief can’t access it. There are ways to steer clear of being robbed via magnetic strips.


Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Credit Card Basics, Credit Card Tips, ID Protection

Monthly Credit Card Statement is Important

Your credit card statement holds much more than your balance. It can serve as a great financial tool to keep you on track with your budgets and financial goals.


Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Credit Card Basics, Credit Card Tips

Are Instant Approval Card Applications Really Instant?

There are misconceptions regarding instant approval credit card applications. Advertisements can make you think that you can get a credit card almost as quickly as a pizza man can deliver your order.


Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Choosing Cards, Credit Card Basics, Credit Card Tips, Financial Planning

TOP 10 Benefits of Having Credit Card

Credit cards are everywhere. It is nearly impossible to get through the modern economy without one. Many people have to make the decision whether or not they want a credit card, and, as with any financial decision, have to do some research as to why they should get one.


Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Credit Card Basics, Credit Card Tips, Financial Planning

American Express vs. VISA Credit Cards

In this article the differences between two of the Big Three in the credit card industry, Amex and Visa, will be explored. The primary difference is in the way they structure their operations. It is actually almost only in these operational differences that any real difference is discernible.


Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Choosing Cards, Credit Card Basics, Credit Card Tips

6 Credit Card Types

In the United States, credit cards are more than just a convenient payment options, they are a way of life. In fact, the United States economy is based on a credit system. The average household has seven cards at any given time, usually because they each offer different kinds of benefits depending what you need.


Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Choosing Cards, Credit Card Basics

Credit Card Features. How Do They Apply To You?

If you have never owned or used a credit card before, then you aren’t familiar with the many different credit card features that are consistent with each one. Each card assigns variables to these features, which is how you can determine which one is better served to meet your particular needs.


Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Credit Card Basics

Being Responsible with Student Credit Cards

When used responsibly, credit cards for college students are an excellent way for college students to learn financial responsibility.


Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Credit Card Basics, Financial Planning, Student

Credit Cards and Rental Car Insurance

A major reason why credit cards are so popular is the fact that they allow customers to gain access to several financial privileges through using their credit cards. For example, some credit card companies offer extended warranties to customers who make purchases using their credit card, which can be very helpful if the customer spends a lot of money on purchases each month.


Author: Joel Ohman | Categories: Credit Card Basics, Credit Card Tips

Shutting Down a Credit Line Can Damage Your Score

If your credit card company tries to stick you with extra charges, your first instinct may be to close out your account. This isn’t always the best idea. Continue reading to find out how shutting down your card could end up hurting your FICO score.


Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Credit Card Basics, Financial Planning, Report & Score




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