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Credit Card Tips

Credit Card Tricks To Save On Holiday Shopping

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

A lot of people these days blame credit cards for the national debt crisis, but really credit cards can be used to save a whole lot of money, especially during extreme shopping situations, like the holidays. If you use a credit card properly, it can even help you make a little extra holiday cash through rewards and perks.

What Are the Most Popular Credit Card Complaints

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 12.02.2013 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

While billing issues and interest rates are obviously a sticking point when it comes to dealing with your credit card lender, most of the top five complaints from consumers revolve around issues that seem a little less expected.

10 Really Dumb Things You Do With Credit Cards

Adam Levin | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

here are an estimated 1.5 billion credit cards in use in the United States and that can make them seem pretty ubiquitous. Nevertheless, access to credit cards is a privilege not a right, and if you make mistakes, you'll pay a price -- sometimes a hefty one.

Why Your Credit Score Hates This Time of Year

Credit.com | Posted 12.05.2012 | Money
Credit.com

You and I might revel in the crisp autumn weather, but your credit score hates this time of year. The reason? Starting in October and continuing through the next 90 days, many households dramatically increase their spending.

Did Your Credit Card Already Put on the Freshman 15? Tips to Avoid Overweight Credit Debt for College Students

Jeff Hindenach | Posted 11.28.2012 | College
Jeff Hindenach

About 70 percent of college students have credit cards and the average credit debt of those students is $3,000, with graduating seniors averaging $4,000 in credit card debt. So how can students avoid the Freshman 15 when it comes to their credit?