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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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Why You Can Be Turned Down for a Credit Card Even With a High Credit Score Credit Cards August 25th, 2022
Did you or someone you know recently get turned down for a new credit card in spite of having a…
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A Simple Trick To Paying Off Your Credit Card Faster Credit Cards August 10th, 2022
If you're in credit card debt, you're likely more than aware of the damage that those interest rates can do…
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What Is a Negative Balance on a Credit Card? Credit Cards July 28th, 2022
Do you have a negative balance on your credit card? Don’t panic! This is one of those times that a…
Capital One
Capital One Cardholders Now Receive Free Admission to Museums and More Credit Cards July 12th, 2022
If you have a Capital One credit card in your wallet, you may find that you have some new perks…
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Don’t Get Dinged at the Gas Pump by New Visa and Mastercard Policies Credit Cards June 30th, 2022
Gas prices aren't the only thing going up when you pay at the pump in the summer of 2022. Thanks…
The Home Depot Consumer Credit Card offers in-store credit for purchases.
The Home Depot Consumer Credit Card Review: Should You Apply in 2022? Credit Cards June 21st, 2022
If you've been to The Home Depot in 2022, you probably have noticed signs for The Home Depot Consumer Credit…
Discover it® Secured vs. Capital One Platinum Secured Credit Card: Which Is Better?
Discover it® Secured vs. Capital One Platinum Secured Credit Card: Which Is Better? Credit Cards June 20th, 2022
If you're in the market for a secured credit card in 2022, you may be considering either the Discover it®…
The new Verizon credit card will only be available to wireless customers.
Verizon Visa® Card Review 2022: 4 Things To Know Credit Cards June 20th, 2022
Are you a Verizon customer looking to trim your monthly cell phone bill in 2022? The Verizon Visa® Card, which…
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Capital One Launches New Airport Lounge Access for Select Cardholders Credit Cards June 17th, 2022
If you're taking a plane trip this summer, you may want to keep your Capital One credit card handy in…
Credit card app on wireless phone and computer
Is Your Credit Card’s App Any Good? New Report Ranks Best of 2022 Credit Cards June 13th, 2022
Does your credit card have a user-friendly app and website? We spend a lot of time talking about rewards programs,…
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 24th, 2022
Do you have travel miles and hotel points that are worth thousands of dollars sitting in your loyalty accounts right…
2021 Mastercard benefits update
Mastercard Unveils 5 New Benefits for Many Major Credit Cards Credit Cards May 23rd, 2022
Do you have a Mastercard World or World Elite credit card in your wallet? There's a chance you may have…
American Express consolidate credit card
Should I Consolidate My 2 Credit Cards or Keep Them Both? Credit Cards May 20th, 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 19th, 2022
If you're planning to travel via airplane soon, you may want to consider using your Amex card to add an…
Can You Use a Credit Card on Venmo?
Can You Use a Credit Card on Venmo? Credit Cards May 10th, 2022
Do you need to make a payment on Venmo but are uncomfortable tying the app to your bank account? You…
PayPal Credit Card 3% cash back
PayPal Promises Unlimited 3% Cash Back With New Credit Card Program Credit Cards April 20th, 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 12th, 2022
During a time when we're all paying premiums at the pump, Sam's Club is offering some of its customers a…
Virtual credit cards can be an easy way to increase personal online shopping security.
Virtual Credit Cards: An Online Security Measure Worth Taking? Credit Cards March 24th, 2022
If you regularly use your credit card for online purchases, you could be vulnerable to a data breach. Virtual credit…
PayPal Key is a new way to get a virtual credit card.
PayPal Key: 6 Things To Know About the Virtual Card Creator Credit Cards March 24th, 2022
NOTE: PayPal announced in March 2022 that it soon will no longer offer the PayPal Key service. Here's PayPal's statement:…
These New Apps Can Help Maximize Credit Card Rewards
These New Apps Can Help Maximize Credit Card Rewards Credit Cards March 18th, 2022
Are you using the right rewards credit cards to maximize your potential rewards return? And if you are, did it…
How Many Credit Cards Is Too Many?
How Many Credit Cards Is Too Many? Credit Cards March 1st, 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 28th, 2022
Building credit at a young age can help you get your financial life started on the right path. Money expert…
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5 Steps To Take Before Applying for a New Credit Card in 2022 Credit Cards February 22nd, 2022
Are you in the market for a new credit card in 2022? Before you fill out an application, there are…
Why Are My Credit Scores Different?
Why Are My Credit Scores Different? Credit February 21st, 2022
Your credit score can be different at each of the major credit burueas: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Though it defies…
Secured credit cards are an option to build or restore credit history.
What Is a Secured Credit Card and How Does It Work? Credit Cards February 5th, 2022
If you are looking for a first credit card or have a less-than-ideal credit history and are having trouble getting…
The Lowe's Advantage Card is an in-store credit card for purchases at the home improvement store.
Lowe’s Advantage Card Review: Is It Worth It? Credit Cards February 5th, 2022
Have you ever been shopping at Lowe's and noticed a sign promoting the Lowe's Advantage Card? The in-house store credit…
joint account vs. authorized user
Authorized User vs. Joint Account Holder: Understanding the Difference for Credit Cards Credit Cards February 5th, 2022
Have you ever wondered about the difference between an authorized user and a joint account holder for your credit card?…
Credit card freeze
Lost Your Credit Card? How To Place a Temporary Freeze on Your Account Credit Cards February 2nd, 2022
Quick! Check your pockets. Do you have all of your personal belongings? At some point in our lives, most of…
Discover it Cash Back Categories 2022
Discover Unveils 2022 Cash Back Bonus Categories Credit Cards November 3rd, 2021
If you have the popular Discover it Cash Back credit card, this is the day you may have been waiting…
How I Earned More Than $4,000 in Credit Card Rewards in a Year
How I Earned More Than $4,000 in Credit Card Rewards in a Year Credit Cards September 16th, 2021
I know some financial gurus look down on credit card use, and I understand the rationale. Large amounts of unpaid…