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Credit & Debit Cards

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Can I use a credit card at an ATM? Credit & Debit Cards May 18, 2018
Most banking customers are very familiar with ATMs and use them from time to time to get cash with their…
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Best Barclays credit cards: Which one should you choose? Credit & Debit Cards May 17, 2018
Barclaycard hasn’t been around in the United States as long as some other major issuers like Chase or Capital One…
Credit Cards
A big change your credit card issuer might be making could harm your credit score Money & Credit May 16, 2018
Credit card default rates by U.S. consumers are on the rise, according to a report published this week. The S&P…
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How to get your credit card to work for you Money & Credit May 15, 2018
Credit cards can be valuable tools to have, but only when they’re used the right way. By minimizing fees and…
How to handle money when you’re traveling overseas
How to handle money when you’re traveling overseas Travel May 15, 2018
Planning to travel overseas soon? You've got some homework to do if you want to handle your money the Clark…
Study: Nearly half of credit card-holders don’t know their APR
Study: Nearly half of credit card-holders don’t know their APR Credit & Debit Cards May 14, 2018
When it comes to managing your credit card debt, you may be focused on the big picture — the balance…
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5 things to know before contacting the National Foundation for Credit Counseling Money & Credit May 10, 2018
Are you in debt up to your eyeballs? For years, money expert Clark Howard has advised callers to his show…
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Chase credit cards: Which one should you choose? Credit & Debit Cards May 9, 2018
Editor's note: Before you make any decisions regarding credit cards, please make sure you understand money expert Clark Howard's philosophy…
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Clark Howard: Here’s my philosophy on credit cards Money & Credit May 9, 2018
We talk a lot about credit and credit cards on the Clark Howard Show and here on Clark.com, but with…
Credit card balance transfer
Credit card balance transfers: Here’s how they work Money & Credit May 8, 2018
Balance transfers are a method to move your balance from one credit card to another. There are some costs involved…
Anxious about paying the bills? You’re not alone…
Anxious about paying the bills? You’re not alone… Money & Credit May 8, 2018
If you fret over bills and your finances in general, you've got company. A new study shows that Americans are…
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Here’s why consumer credit card debt remains high + how to control it Credit & Debit Cards May 7, 2018
You might be able to look at your bank statements for confirmation, but if you didn’t already know, credit cards…
Car rental
Rental car insurance: Which credit cards have you covered? Money & Credit May 4, 2018
If you only use a credit card for one thing, it should be renting a car. First, it can be…
Paying with credit card
Everything you need to know about credit card price protection Money & Credit May 2, 2018
Don’t you hate that feeling when you see a great sale on an item you already bought? It doesn’t feel…
Why you might be paying your credit card bills all wrong
Why you might be paying your credit card bills all wrong Credit & Debit Cards May 1, 2018
If you’re like us, every month you reluctantly hand over your hard-earned cash to pay your credit card bills. And…
Buying car with credit card
Can I buy a car with a credit card? Money & Credit April 30, 2018
Buying a new car is one of the biggest purchases most of us will make. Most of the time, a…
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Rewards credit cards: The pros and cons Money & Credit April 26, 2018
Rewards credit cards are a great tool to earn cash back or miles and points, but it isn’t always sunny…
Credit Cards
5 credit card mistakes to avoid Money & Credit April 25, 2018
Credit cards are a financial tool that can lead to great rewards and benefits, but if mishandled can lead to…
Costco store
Should I always use my Costco credit card at Costco? Money & Credit April 25, 2018
If you follow money expert Clark Howard, you know that he and everyone at Team Clark are huge fans of…
What happens to your store credit card when the store goes out of business?
What happens to your store credit card when the store goes out of business? Credit & Debit Cards April 25, 2018
Despite a generally healthy economy, many retailers are struggling to get people into their stores.  Just last week, department store…
Warning: Do NOT sign up for these credit cards
Warning: Do NOT sign up for these credit cards Credit & Debit Cards April 23, 2018
When you head to the checkout counter, don't be surprised if a retail sales associate asks if you'd like to…
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How to lower your credit card interest rate Money & Credit April 20, 2018
Credit cards can be great tools to have in your wallet. They allow you to make a purchase now and…
What should I do after I pay off my credit card?
What should I do after I pay off my credit card? Money & Credit April 20, 2018
Congratulations! You've struggled for months or maybe years, but you finally did it. You paid your credit card balance down…
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The big chill: How to freeze your credit — literally! Credit & Debit Cards April 18, 2018
You've heard of freezing your credit, but have you ever heard of freezing your credit card? If you're having trouble…
Mortgage
Can I pay my mortgage or rent with a credit card? Money & Credit April 18, 2018
Credit cards are a great way to earn miles and points for free and discounted travel or cash back, but…
Credit score
How to improve your credit score by 100 points in 30 days Money & Credit April 17, 2018
As a Credit Karma member, I frequently check in to see how my credit is doing and make sure there’s…
Credit Cards
What is a ‘good’ credit card? Credit April 13, 2018
Asking the question, “What is a good credit card?” is kind of like asking “What is a good car?” as…
Do you still have to pay your debts if they’re sold to a collections agency?
Do you still have to pay your debts if they’re sold to a collections agency? Collection Agencies April 12, 2018
The number of Americans in debt, especially due to credit card use, continues to be dangerously high. A confluence of…
Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard Card
New Barclays Arrival Premier card: Worth a look if you love to travel Money & Credit April 4, 2018
Are you trying to earn the most valuable travel rewards for every dollar you spend on your credit cards? If…
Panera Bread data breach: Here’s what we know
Panera Bread data breach: Here’s what we know Credit & Debit Cards April 3, 2018
It seems like just about every week we hear of a new data breach affecting millions of people. There are…
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