That first credit card is a financial rite of passage for many Americans. For many, it’s their first method of borrowing money for consumer goods without putting something on the line – no house to anchor a mortgage,
Are you swimming in debt and don’t know how you’re ever going to pay it off? You’re not alone. In fact, the average U.S. household has nearly $17,000 in credit card debt, according to a 2016 NerdWallet analysis. If you’re looking for some easy ways to cut down your debt, follow
After security officers dragged a passenger from a United Airlines plane last month, the internet was abuzz with accounts of customers cutting up their United credit cards and vowing never to fly the airline again.
Many of those customers seemed to find satisfaction in poking the company in the
It’s often called credit card hopping: applying to multiple credit cards and opening new accounts and sometimes closing old ones – usually, to take advantage of a new cash bonus, rewards points or other offers. It’s a strategy sometimes promoted by personal finance experts and naturally
Credit can be hard to come by these days. Financial institutions take a closer look at a potential borrower’s credit history and their ability to repay a mortgage or car loan. One solution some consumers turn to is getting someone with better credit to cosign the loan or credit card.