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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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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…
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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…
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These Are the 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…
Introductory 0% APR offers are a great way to save money on big purchases.
Best 0% Intro APR Credit Cards: Top Picks for 2020 Credit Cards March 21, 2019
If you're in the market for a new credit card, you probably have stumbled upon several cards that offer introductory…
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…
Target REDcard
Target REDcard Credit Card Review: Should You Apply? Credit Cards February 5, 2019
Review Summary: The Target REDcard is a store credit card you can use for shopping at Target stores and online at…
Best Credit Cards for Saving or Investing Your Rewards
Best Credit Cards for Saving or Investing Your Rewards Credit Cards January 28, 2019
When people think about credit cards, it often reminds them of debt. That may be because about half of credit…
Southwest Ends Senior Fares Discount
Here’s How to Earn the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass Through 2021 Credit Cards January 14, 2019
The Southwest Airlines Companion Pass is about the most valuable thing ever for those who want to travel for free…
Sam’s Club Mastercard Review: Great Rewards on Gas, Travel and Dining
Sam’s Club Mastercard Review: Great Rewards on Gas, Travel and Dining Credit Cards December 27, 2018
Review Summary: The Sam’s Club® Mastercard® offers a very high rate of cash back on gas, but much less so at Sam's…
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Best Credit Card Welcome Bonuses Right Now Credit Cards December 19, 2018
Rewards credit cards don't just offer you valuable points, miles and cash back when you make new purchases — these…
Fidelity Rewards Review: Earn 2% Cash Back With No Annual Fee
Fidelity Rewards Review: Earn 2% Cash Back With No Annual Fee Credit Cards December 19, 2018
Review Summary: The Fidelity® Rewards Visa Signature® Credit Card offers a simple but valuable cash back offer. This card is…
Citi Double Cash
Citi Double Cash Review: Earn Up to 2% Cash Back on All Purchases Credit Cards December 12, 2018
If you want rewards for your everyday purchases but aren't keen on keeping up with all the rotating bonuses or…
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Costco Anywhere Visa by Citi: Should I Always Use It at Costco? Credit Cards December 12, 2018
Review Summary: The Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi is a great credit card for those who want to earn…
Save $15 on your next Amazon order with these Citi credit cards
Save $15 on your next Amazon order with these Citi credit cards Credit Cards December 12, 2018
If you have an eligible Citi credit card, you may be able to save $15 on your next Amazon purchase…
3 Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards Right Now
3 Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards Right Now Credit Cards November 30, 2018
Money expert Clark Howard typically recommends cash back credit cards, but there are always those who prefer travel cards to…
Warning: Do NOT apply for the credit cards on this list
Warning: Do NOT apply for the credit cards on this list Credit Cards November 20, 2018
An estimated 94 million Americans have impulsively signed up for a retail credit card at the checkout and many of…
A black credit card labeled "Best Rewards Credit Cards" with options for best cash back, travel and shopping rewards
Best Rewards Credit Cards: Team Clark’s Picks Credit Cards November 15, 2018
If you're searching for the best rewards credit card, money expert Clark Howard says remember just two words: cash back!…
New Credit Karma program pre-approves borrowers without it affecting their credit
New Credit Karma program pre-approves borrowers without dinging their credit Money & Credit November 6, 2018
Applying for a new line of credit has always been a double-edged sword: On the one hand, consumers stand the…
Discover just announced its 5% cash back bonus categories for 2019
Discover just announced its 5% cash back bonus categories for 2019 Credit Cards November 1, 2018
If you have a Discover card in your wallet, you'll want to know about the cash back bonus categories for…
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How to save $50 on Amazon Prime with this credit card perk Credit Cards October 30, 2018
There's a way to save $50 a year on your Amazon Prime membership by taking advantage of a unique credit…
Shoppers increasingly say this is their #1 regret
Shoppers increasingly say this is their #1 regret Shopping & Retail October 25, 2018
Shopping holidays are as American as apple pie and with so many delicious deals these days, it's no wonder. But…
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Why your Mastercard could look different in 2019 Money & Credit October 22, 2018
The back of your Mastercard is going to look very different beginning in the new year. In April 2019, Mastercard…
American Express Business Blue Plus Review
American Express Business Blue Plus Review Money & Credit October 16, 2018
Credit cards can be an important tool for small business owners. They offer you the security and convenience that other…
Credit card shopping
The Best Credit Cards for Shopping Rewards Right Now Credit Cards October 12, 2018
Are you gearing up for the holiday shopping season but don't know which credit card to use? Depending on where…
Credit card startup Petal aims to help first-time borrowers build their credit
Credit card startup Petal aims to help first-time borrowers build credit — is it for you? Credit Cards October 4, 2018
Young adults and the credit industry aren't exactly peas in a pod, normally. Unestablished credit scans make it difficult for…
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Discover is eliminating one of its cash back credit card benefits Credit Cards October 4, 2018
If you're a Discover customer, Clark.com has learned that yet another credit card benefit is ending soon. The credit card…