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Two? Seven? Twenty? How many credit cards should I have?

Two? Seven? Twenty? How many credit cards should I have?

Wondering how many credit cards you should have? Experts say at least two, one from each card network, one from each type of rewards, and no more than you can handle

How to do a balance transfer when you have bad credit

How to do a balance transfer when you have bad credit

If you’re looking for options to pay off card debt but you have poor credit, your options might include transferring the balance to a secured credit card. Here’s what you need to know in order to make the right choice.

Tips for negotiating a rewards credit card’s annual fee

Tips for negotiating a rewards credit card’s annual fee

The best rewards credit cards offer meaningful perks on top of the points or miles you can earn, yet annual fees are common. With some savvy planning, however, you may be able to get out of an annual fee altogether.

How to add an authorized user to an American Express card

How to add an authorized user to an American Express card

By adding authorized users to your American Express credit card, you can help friends or family members boost their credit while boosting your own rewards-earning. But this move can leave you with a high credit card bill if your authorized users take advantage of your generosity.

Why knowing your FICO Score is important: What’s the difference between credit scores out there?

Why knowing your FICO Score is important: What’s the difference between credit scores out there?

If you recently applied for a new credit card or loan from a major bank or credit union, there’s a good chance the lender viewed your FICO® Score. Here’s why the FICO Score is important and what factors affect your score

How to add an authorized user to a Wells Fargo card

How to add an authorized user to a Wells Fargo card

Adding an additional cardholder can help you earn extra rewards while also boosting their credit, as long as you trust them to spend responsibly.

Which cards earn American Express rewards points?

Which cards earn American Express rewards points?

American Express offers a large array of cards that let you earn Membership Rewards points. We give an overview of each of them.

Credit card issuers offer cardholders relief amid coronavirus outbreak

Credit card issuers offer cardholders relief amid coronavirus outbreak

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to shutter businesses across the country and a record number of Americans filing for unemployment, some major credit card issuers are offering relief to their customers. Read on to find out what credit card companies are doing to help.

Airline, hotel loyalty programs extending perks for members through coronavirus

Airline, hotel loyalty programs extending perks for members through coronavirus

The coronavirus situation is changing rapidly, and frequent flyers and hotel loyalty members are left wondering what recourse they have when it comes to their member status and points or miles. Here’s what you need to know about relief measures from major programs.

Guide to Tally: Consolidate card payments to beat credit card debt

Guide to Tally: Consolidate card payments to beat credit card debt

App Tally offers a unique approach to debt consolidation – making your credit card payments for you to reduce your interest and save you money. While the service has potential, it may not be right for every kind of cardholder.