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Behind the Marketing Pitch: Store Credit Cards' Real Perks and Pitfalls

NerdWallet | Posted 11.25.2016 | Business

tore-branded credit cards often make what seem to be fantastic offers: instant access to easy credit, exclusive discounts and 0% financing. But when you take into account their limited usability and high ongoing interest rates, those perks don't always translate to much in the way of savings.

Store Credit Cards Make Sense, If You Can Avoid Paying Interest

NerdWallet | Posted 11.24.2016 | Business

Are these offers worth the risk during the holiday season? They can be, in certain situations. But to avoid the pitfalls, you need to understand their rates and terms from the outset.

What To Do With All Those Store Credit Cards In Your Wallet

Posted 02.02.2015 | OWN

Suze on a financial backup plan that may backfire. Plus, how to test the investment waters. By Suze Orman Q: I have three store credit cards b...

Tips and Traps for Using Credit Cards to Improve Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you'll know that one of the steps I recommend to rebuilding credit is to use credit cards. It's a smart, easy way to wisely develop good credit history -- but emphasis is on "wisely."

What a Good Store-Brand Credit Card Looks Like | Posted 11.26.2012 | Money

The most important question a cashier can ask you is this: "Would you like to sign up for our store credit card?" Millions of Americans are saying "yes" to that question. But like any credit card, these retailer-branded cards may have terms that can get you in trouble.