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Credit cards can help you build credit, but there are a few rules you must follow to avoid going into debt. Team Clark has the information you need to safely handle credit cards and maximize the benefits.

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What Is a Negative Balance on a Credit Card? Credit Cards July 28, 2022
Do you have a negative balance on your credit card? Don’t panic! This is one of those times that a…
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Amex Unveils New Perks With Refresh of Popular Credit Card Credit Cards July 21, 2022
Amex has a fresh look and new approach for one of its popular credit cards. The Blue Cash Everyday® Card…
Capital One
Capital One Cardholders Now Receive Free Admission to Museums and More Credit Cards July 12, 2022
If you have a Capital One credit card in your wallet, you may find that you have some new perks…
Marriott Bonvoy
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card Review 2022: What You Should Know Credit Cards July 6, 2022
The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card is one of the best co-branded travel rewards credit cards on the market. With…
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Don’t Get Dinged at the Gas Pump by New Visa and Mastercard Policies Credit Cards June 30, 2022
Gas prices aren't the only thing going up when you pay at the pump in the summer of 2022. Thanks…
Apple Pay digital wallet
The Safer Way To Use Your Debit Card Credit Cards June 29, 2022
If you know money expert Clark Howard, you’re well aware that he’s not a fan of making purchases with debit…
American Express Platinum Review
Platinum Card® from American Express Review 2022: Is It Worth It? Credit Cards June 27, 2022
The Platinum Card® from American Express is one of the best "premium" travel rewards credit cards on the market. It…
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Capital One Launches New Airport Lounge Access for Select Cardholders Credit Cards June 17, 2022
If you're taking a plane trip this summer, you may want to keep your Capital One credit card handy in…
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Is Your Credit Card’s App Any Good? New Report Ranks Best of 2022 Credit Cards June 13, 2022
Does your credit card have a user-friendly app and website? We spend a lot of time talking about rewards programs,…
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Clark Says New Discover Card Perk Is ‘Fantastic’ for This Privacy Benefit Credit Cards June 6, 2022
If you have a Discover credit card or are a Discover Bank customer, you have a new perk that could…
What Happens to Travel Miles and Hotel Points When You Die?
What Happens to Travel Miles and Hotel Points When You Die? Credit Cards May 24, 2022
Do you have travel miles and hotel points that are worth thousands of dollars sitting in your loyalty accounts right…
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Should I Consolidate My 2 Credit Cards or Keep Them Both? Credit Cards May 20, 2022
If you have multiple credit cards from the same issuer and aren't using both regularly, you may be considering trying…
Amex Travel perk
Clark Says New Amex Travel Perk Is “Wave of the Future” Credit Cards May 19, 2022
If you're planning to travel via airplane soon, you may want to consider using your Amex card to add an…
Capital One travel rewards
Capital One Unveils New Travel Rewards for Popular Credit Cards Credit Cards May 17, 2022
If you have a Capital One credit card in your wallet, there's a good chance that you may have some…
Can You Use a Credit Card on Venmo?
Can You Use a Credit Card on Venmo? Credit Cards May 10, 2022
Do you need to make a payment on Venmo but are uncomfortable tying the app to your bank account? You…
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The #1 Bill You Should Make Sure You Get by Mail Credit Cards May 3, 2022
People are once again spending – and using plastic to do it -- big-time. U.S. consumer credit card debt jumped…
Should I Update My Income With My Bank or Credit Card Company?
Should I Update My Income With My Bank or Credit Card Company? Credit Cards April 27, 2022
Did your bank or credit card issuer ask you to update your income information recently? This is an increasingly common…
PayPal Credit Card 3% cash back
PayPal Promises Unlimited 3% Cash Back With New Credit Card Program Credit Cards April 20, 2022
PayPal is upping the ante in the cash back credit card game. The online payment giant, which has one of…
Sam's Club credit card gas discount
Select Sam’s Club Customers Can Save BIG on Gas Purchases in April Credit Cards April 12, 2022
During a time when we're all paying premiums at the pump, Sam's Club is offering some of its customers a…
Credit Cards can save money on travel.
6 Ways Your Credit Card Could Save You Money for Summer Travel Credit Cards April 4, 2022
Are you planning a big summer trip? You may be able to save some cash by using your credit card…
These New Apps Can Help Maximize Credit Card Rewards
These New Apps Can Help Maximize Credit Card Rewards Credit Cards March 18, 2022
Are you using the right rewards credit cards to maximize your potential rewards return? And if you are, did it…
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7 Ways To Maximize Credit Card Rewards in 2022 Credit Cards March 11, 2022
Are you getting the most out of your credit card rewards program? Admittedly, it takes some effort and concentration to…
Clark Howard has several credit card rules to help you build credit and avoid debt
Why Clark Howard Added This Credit Card to His Wallet in 2022 Credit Cards March 3, 2022
Money expert Clark Howard has added a credit card to his wallet for 2022. Thanks to a welcome bonus offer…
How Many Credit Cards Is Too Many?
How Many Credit Cards Is Too Many? Credit Cards March 1, 2022
Are you eyeing a new credit card in 2022 but are concerned you might already have too much plastic in…
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A Simple Way To Help Your Kid Build Credit Credit Cards February 28, 2022
Building credit at a young age can help you get your financial life started on the right path. Money expert…
Why Are My Credit Scores Different?
Why Are My Credit Scores Different? Credit February 21, 2022
Your credit score can be different at each of the major credit burueas: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Though it defies…
Clark Howard has several credit card rules to help you build credit and avoid debt
Big Change Coming to One of Clark’s Favorite Credit Cards Credit Cards February 9, 2022
If you are one of the many readers who have taken money expert Clark Howard's advice on signing up for…
How To Destroy a Metal Credit Card
How To Destroy a Metal Credit Card Credit Cards January 13, 2022
Did you sign up for a fancy metal credit card and now find yourself needing to get rid of it?…
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Getting a Ton of New Credit Card Offers? Here’s What You Need To Do Credit Cards December 16, 2021
If you’ve checked your mailbox lately, you may have noticed a credit card offer -- or two or three. That's…
Best Credit Cards for Students: Top Picks for 2022
Best Credit Cards for Students: Top Picks for 2022 Credit Cards December 14, 2021
Are you a student or a parent looking for a first credit card to use while in college? Credit card…