Visa and MasterCard: What's the Difference?

The logo on your credit card doesn’t determine its APR, terms and rewards program. But it can make a difference in where your card is accepted — and in the extra protections you get

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Should I Use My Credit Card's Shopping Portal?

Always do price comparisons before taking advantage of your credit card issuer’s online shopping offers. It takes a little digging to make sure you’re really getting the best price out there

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How to Start Your Credit Journey

He’s new to the world of credit cards and loans and wants his first steps to be smart moves. Luckily, as our expert explains, there’s nothing too complicated about building good credit

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New Credit Won't Permanently Tank Scores

He opened two new credit cards, and his score dropped. Fortunately, our expert says, the damage will likely be short-lived

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9 Ways to Make Your Card's 'Minimum Spend'

If you’re shopping for a rewards card, you’ve probably seen card issuers trying to lure you in with big sign-up bonuses that come with a catch: You must spend a set amount in a certain time frame to get the big reward.

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