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8 Things to Look for When You Compare Credit Cards

By: Creditcards.org Team
There are so many different kinds of credit cards out there today, and it can be difficult to decide which one to apply for. So it's wise to carefully compare credit cards before selecting the one you wish to have in... Read More...
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Are you missing out on $16 billion in travel credit card rewards?

By: Creditcards.org Team
Free travel is probably one of the best perks of owning a rewards credit card. From airfare to hotel stays to rental cars, consumers can save thousands of dollars a year just by earning travel rewards on their... Read More...
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5 Benefits of Having a Good Credit Score

By: Creditcards.org Team
You’ve probably heard you need to have good credit, but do you know why? Good credit isn’t just about getting a credit card – it affects so much more. Your credit history can affect everything from your insurance... Read More...
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Should You Share Your Credit Card With Your Partner?

By: Creditcards.org Team
Many couples have joint bank accounts and joint loans, so also getting a joint credit card seems like a logical choice. While sharing a credit card with a partner certainly has its perks, there are also risks to... Read More...
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How to Handle Credit Report Errors

By: Creditcards.org Team
Everyone makes mistakes, and the credit reporting agencies are no exception. According to a 2013 Federal Trade Commission study, one in four consumer credit reports contain errors. Credit report errors can be... Read More...
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Financial Mistakes To Avoid In Your 30s

By: Creditcards.org Team
A few days ago we touched on the financial mistakes to avoid in your 20's, and now we want to talk about what to avoid in your 30's. In your 20's its moderately acceptable to not "have it together." There is less... Read More...
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Money Saving Lessons Every Child Should Know

By: Creditcards.org Team
Financial intelligence is not something often taught in school, that is why it's so important as parents you teach your children valuable lessons about money. Money is the only currency we have, and thus life is... Read More...
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3 Financial Mistakes To Avoid In Your 20s

By: Creditcards.org Team
If I could go back in time, I’d tell my younger self three things: 1. Don’t look in the window of that pet store, 2. Put down the tweezers and 3. Stop spending money on so much stupid stuff. But since I just spent... Read More...
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6 Steps to Help Avoid an IRS Tax Audit

By: Creditcards.org Team
In the average year, the IRS audits approximately a million and a half American taxpayers. While this may seem like a massive number, the reality is that this represents only about 1% of those who file taxes.... Read More...
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3 Key Steps for Avoiding the Tax Rush this Season

By: Creditcards.org Team
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who file their taxes frantically at the very last moment, then you should strongly consider taking a different approach this year. By avoiding the rush and taking... Read More...
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5 Steps to Help Avoid a painful IRS Tax Audit

By: Creditcards.org Team
In the average year, the IRS audits approximately a million and a half American taxpayers. While this may seem like a massive number, the reality is that this represents only about 1% of those who file taxes.... Read More...
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How To Plan A Great New Year's Eve Party On A Budget

By: Creditcards.org Team
If you’re not planning on visiting one of the top NYE destination spots,  you should consider throwing your own NYE party.  Throwing your own party might sound expensive, but trust us, it’s a heck of a lot cheaper... Read More...