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10 tips for people with $100,000 credit card debt

A member of a popular online financial planning community recently admitted to having $100,000 in credit card debt and seeking advice. The original poster (OP) read: “My wife and I have made bad decisions over the past 10 years and accumulated $101,000 in credit card debt. About $50,000 of that amount was spent on living […]

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Poll: Nearly 75% of debtors have increased their credit card debt

It appears that with inflation rising over the past two years, it is becoming increasingly difficult for consumers to keep their heads above water financially. According to a YouGov survey for CreditCards.com in late 2022, about three-quarters (72 percent) of those with credit card debt increased last year. The majority of US consumers (70 percent […]

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When should I receive a credit card?

You may have heard that it is worth starting to build a credit history as early as possible. It usually starts with a credit card. But how old do you have to be to qualify for a credit card? How are you actually going to apply for one? And when will you know that you […]

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What is a credit card welcome offer?

If you’re considering applying for a new rewards credit card, you may have heard the term “welcome offer” or “signup bonus.” These terms mean exactly what you might think: you can earn bonus rewards, cashback or miles by subscribing to a card and meeting certain spending requirements. But before you apply, it’s important to understand […]

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How much income do you need to report on your credit card application?

The content of this page is accurate as of the publication date; however, some offers from our partners may have expired. Browse our list of the best credit cards or use our CardMatch™ tool to find the cards that suit your needs. When applying for a credit card, you must provide information about your income. […]

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How to Manage Credit Card Debt in a Possible Recession

The content of this page is accurate as of the publication date; however, some offers from our partners may have expired. Browse our list of the best credit cards or use our CardMatch™ tool to find the cards that suit your needs. The US economy has grown steadily over the past 10 years, but job […]

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Capital One New Student Credit Card Welcome Offer

If you’re in college and want to start building up your credit score, the options are slim, especially if this is your first credit card. As a college student, you’ll want to aim for a student credit card that offers the best chance of approval. You won’t need any previous credit history to qualify, but […]

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10 Credit Card and Money Tips for Traveling Abroad

More and more people are planning to travel as foreign countries gradually lift restrictions imposed due to COVID-19. And for many, the upcoming vacation is the first in a long time. While some countries are reopening their borders, some still have strict quarantine and testing rules in place, so be sure to check your destination […]

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8 reasons why your credit card will be rejected

If your credit card has ever been rejected, you know how frustrating and embarrassing it can be. You hand your card to the cashier or drop it into the terminal, expecting to be on your way home with fresh goods in a few minutes. But then the transaction fails, and the teller and other restless […]

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How to activate a credit card

The content of this page is accurate as of the publication date; however, some offers from our partners may have expired. Browse our list of the best credit cards or use our CardMatch™ tool to find the cards that suit your needs. If you’ve ever gotten a new credit card and tried to use it […]

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