Select’s editorial team works independently to review financial products and write articles we think our readers will find useful. We may receive a commission when you click on links for products from our affiliate partners. With summer just around the corner and pandemic restrictions expected to ease in the coming […]

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If you’re considering opening a Mastercard credit card, there are plenty of options to choose from. Mastercard itself doesn’t issue credit cards but instead functions as a credit card network that partners with a variety of other banks and financial institutions. Mastercard credit cards are broken down into several tiers, […]

If you have a credit card that earns points, you might be excited to see that you’re earning them on your purchases but still unsure what you’re supposed to actually do with them. Earning and redeeming credit card points is easy, once you know how credit card point systems work. […]

Credit cards are such a ubiquitous part of our daily financial life, it’s hard to imagine a time before they existed. Today, there are more than 1 billion credit cards in the U.S., and about 70% of Americans own at least one card. It wasn’t always this way. Find out […]

By Melissa Lambarena As you lay the groundwork for 2021 financial resolutions, take inventory of your credit cards to see if they’re still in line with your goals and priorities. With the Covid-19 pandemic upending spending patterns, possibly for the foreseeable future, an audit of the benefits and costs of […]

© Provided by The Points Guy MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers. If you’re like me, when it comes to travel rewards you want all the points and miles you […]

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(CNN) —   When you’re just starting out, your credit is one of your most important financial assets. It can help you in the future when you need to buy a car, secure a loan or eventually get a mortgage for your first home. Even if those things are far […]

By Sara Rathner The Covid-19 pandemic forced credit card companies to make dramatic changes in 2020, some of which will continue into 2021. Many issuers tightened their underwriting, leaving consumers with fewer card options to choose from if they had less-than-good credit. Balance transfer cards all but disappeared, with some […]

The best credit cards of 2021 — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you sign up for a credit card after clicking one of our links, we may earn a small fee for referring you. However, our picks and opinions are […]

Taking the family on trip? The right credit card can take the hassle out of your vacation. — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you sign up for a credit card after clicking one of our links, we may earn a […]

Whether you’re a season ticket holder or just cheering from the couch, the right credit card can help you support your favorite team. — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you sign up for a credit card after clicking one of […]

(CNN) —   CNN Underscored reviews financial products such as credit cards and bank accounts based on their overall value. We may receive a commission through the LendingTree affiliate network if you apply and are approved for a card, but our reporting is always independent and objective. It’s a new […]

Using credit cards responsibly can be an excellent way to get rewards and perks with your everyday spending, but if you’re not careful, it can also lead to crippling high-interest debt. As you prepare for the new year by evaluating your financial situation and creating resolutions to better it, here […]

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Like most questions in personal finance, this one has a short answer, a much longer answer and in the end it really just depends. © Twenty20 Man and his dog, sitting on the couch, checking his credit score. To kick things off with the short answer, yes, your credit score […]

Exceeding your credit limit could trigger fees and negative credit score impacts. (iStock) A credit card is convenient for paying bills, covering everyday expenses, or booking travel but it’s not a free pass to spend. Your credit limit determines how much purchasing power you have at any given time. While […]