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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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Capital One Walmart card
Walmart just announced a new rewards credit card program Credit Cards September 18, 2019
Walmart has just unveiled a new rewards credit card program to better compete with retailers like Amazon and Target. The…
Credit card balance transfer
The best balance transfer cards right now Credit Cards September 9, 2019
If you are carrying credit card balances, you know that the interest charges can add up fast. Whether you are…
Credit card stack
This credit card issuer ranks #1 for customer satisfaction Credit Cards August 30, 2019
One of money expert Clark Howard's credit card rules is to have two cards from two different issuers. The reason?…
Clark Howard credit card philosophy
Clark Howard: My 7 rules for using credit cards Credit Cards August 20, 2019
Credit cards can help you build credit, but there are a few rules you must follow to avoid going into…
Apple Card credit card: Everything you need to know
5 things to know about the new Apple Card Credit Cards August 19, 2019
Of all the things you need in your wallet, you may feel that another credit card is not one of…
Should you redeem credit card points for travel rewards or cash back?
Should you redeem credit card points for travel rewards or cash back? Credit Cards August 8, 2019
Team Clark is a big fan of cash back credit cards, due to their simplicity and consistent value. But even…
U.S. Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Card
Review: U.S. Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Card Credit Cards August 1, 2019
Review Summary: This card lets you choose the bonus categories where you earn 5% cash back, plus it has a $150…
Credit cards
The 5 best cash back credit cards right now Credit Cards July 25, 2019
If you’re looking for a simple way to earn rewards with your credit cards, cash back is the way to…
American Express Blue Cash Preferred vs Citi Double Cash
Blue Cash Preferred from American Express vs. Citi Double Cash Credit Cards July 18, 2019
As long as you manage them well, cash back credit cards can be a great way to get rewarded for…
Costco Wholesale
Citi is eliminating these benefits for Costco cardholders Credit Cards July 12, 2019
If you have a Costco credit card or have been thinking about getting one, Citi is making some big changes…
Amazon Rewards credit card
Is the Amazon Rewards card right for you? Credit Cards July 11, 2019
Review Summary: If you do a large portion of your shopping at Amazon.com, the Amazon Rewards credit card may be a…
Citi credit card
Have a Citi credit card in your wallet? You might be in for some big (bad) changes… Credit Cards June 27, 2019
If you're one of the millions of Americans who carry a Citi credit card, you might have gotten some bad…
British Airways Visa
How the British Airways Visa can get you free domestic travel Credit Cards June 27, 2019
When thinking of British Airways, most people probably conjure up images of London or memories of a stop at Heathrow…
Best credit cards for streaming services
These credit cards offer bonus rewards for streaming subscriptions Credit Cards June 13, 2019
Millions of Americans have cut the cable cord in favor of streaming to lower their monthly expenses, but you may…
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Big change coming to Chase credit cards: Should you opt out? Credit Cards June 11, 2019
EDITOR'S NOTE: The deadline for mailing your opt-out letter to JPMorgan Chase was August 7. If you want to opt…
How credit cards affect your credit score
Follow this simple rule to increase your credit score Credit Cards June 6, 2019
If you have an old credit card that you don’t use anymore, should you keep the account open or close…
No Foreign Transaction Fee credit cards
The best credit cards with no foreign transaction fees Credit Cards May 16, 2019
Nobody likes paying credit card fees, but at least most of them have some justification. For example, you might be…
Warning: Read this before using a cash back credit card to buy groceries
Warning: Read this before using a cash back credit card to buy groceries Credit Cards May 9, 2019
Using a cash back credit card can be a great way to save money on all of your purchases, as…
American Express Blue Cash Preferred Credit Card
American Express adds new 6% cash back category to popular credit card Credit Cards May 3, 2019
American Express is adding two cash back categories and dropping one from its popular Blue Cash Preferred credit card. American…
Discover is making big changes to its 2019 cash back bonus calendar
Discover is making big changes to its 2019 cash back bonus calendar Credit Cards May 1, 2019
If you have a Discover card in your wallet, you're going to want to know about some extra ways to…
Woman shopping online and paying with a credit card from the wallet.
The best credit card for emergency expenses Credit Cards April 29, 2019
If your wallet is full of rewards credit cards, you may not have the right type of card when an…
The best credit cards that pay for TSA PreCheck and Global Entry
The best credit cards that pay for TSA PreCheck and Global Entry Credit Cards April 25, 2019
I can't decide what the worst part of air travel is: the cramped seats or the long lines and intrusive…
How many credit cards should you have?
How many credit cards should you have? Credit Cards April 18, 2019
How many credit cards do you really need? For most people, money expert Clark Howard says the answer to that…
American Express car rental coverage
Should you buy American Express Premium Car Rental coverage? Travel April 12, 2019
While there are more ways than ever to avoid renting a car, it's sometimes a necessary part of a trip. Your…
Clark Howard's wallet
These are the 4 credit cards in Clark Howard’s wallet Credit Cards April 9, 2019
People are always coming up to money expert Clark Howard and asking, "What credit cards do you use?" You're about…
Avianca Vuela Visa Card review: Earn valuable miles for use on partner airlines
Avianca Vuela Visa Card review: Earn valuable miles for use on partner airlines Credit Cards April 5, 2019
Review Summary: While you might not have ever heard of the Latin American airline Avianca, this card offers rewards in their…
Costco vs. Sam’s Club credit cards comparison: Which is better?
Costco vs. Sam’s Club credit cards comparison: Which is better? Credit Cards March 26, 2019
You probably know that Team Clark is a huge fan of warehouse stores — and it only makes sense that we'd…
The 5 best 0% APR credit cards right now
The 5 best 0% APR credit cards right now Credit Cards March 21, 2019
Team Clark hates credit card debt. But, ironically, the right credit card can be a helpful tool to finally eliminate…
ABOC Platinum Rewards Mastercard®: $150 cash back and 12 months of 0% APR
ABOC Platinum Rewards Mastercard®: $150 cash back and 12 months of 0% APR Credit Cards March 11, 2019
Review Summary: If you're interested in being a customer of a smaller regional bank instead of one of the national…
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Best Barclays credit cards: Compare rewards and 0% APR offers Credit Cards February 21, 2019
Barclays is one of the leading credit card issuers, but it isn't as well known for its own branded cards…