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Academy Credit Card Review

Academy Credit Card Review

Holding a store credit card usually offers you, the consumer, a way to save money on merchandise. Almost every store has one these days. Did you know that Academy Sports + Outdoors, the discount sporting goods chain, offers its customers a co-branded Visa credit card?

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Interest-Free Credit Cards: A Complete Guide to the Best Cards

Interest-Free Credit Cards: A Complete Guide to the Best Cards

We all carry a balance on our credit cards from time to time. Unexpected expenses come up, like medical bills and car repairs. And sometimes you just can’t find another way to get that big ticket item you want. Unfortunately, this can get expensive fast because of the high interest rates on most credit cards.

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PayPal Credit Card Review: Get 2% Cashback and More

PayPal Credit Card Review: Get 2% Cashback and More

PayPal recently introduced a cashback credit card to their lineup. They’re hoping to attract more customers, but does the new PayPal Cashback MasterCard deserve a place in your wallet?
Once just the banking arm of eBay, PayPal is working hard to become your go-to electronic payment system. With its impressive earning potential and easy cashback redemptions, the new PayPal Cashback MasterCard is their latest step in achieving this goal.

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How to Pre-Qualify for the Best Citi Credit Cards

How to Pre-Qualify for the Best Citi Credit Cards

You know the routine. You come home from work, and before heading inside you check the mail. Along with a bunch of coupons you’ll never use, you find a few bills and, yes, credit card offers.
The envelopes that the credit card offers arrive in are the result of a lot of science. The colors and even the texture of the envelope were created to send the message that you long to hear: you’ve been chosen.

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Credit Score Ranges Explained

Credit Score Ranges Explained

Your credit score matters for a lot of things, but it can be difficult to even figure out what a good credit score range is. Not only are there many different kinds of credit scores, but credit score ranges differ, too. What’s considered a good score can vary depending the type of score, the credit bureau and even the lending institution.

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Chase Freedom Calendar for 2018 (Updated Q3 Categories Released)

Chase Freedom Calendar for 2018 (Updated Q3 Categories Released)

The Chase Freedom credit card is a great way to quickly rack up a bunch of cash back or points that can be used for travel because you can get up to five Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent in select categories. While that earning rate is capped at $1,500 in spending per quarter, that works out to 7,500 points every three months if you max out your bonus category spending.

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The Best First Credit Cards You Should Apply For

The Best First Credit Cards You Should Apply For

So you’ve decided to apply for your first credit card. But without a credit history, it can be hard to figure out which cards you can get. You won’t qualify for just any card, never mind figuring out the best card to fit your needs.

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Best Credit Cards for Online Shopping in 2018

Best Credit Cards for Online Shopping in 2018

Every major retailer has an online store these days. That means consumers no longer have to leave their couch to buy clothes, books, groceries and more. But in a sea of credit cards, it can be hard to pick the best one for shopping online.
I’ll tell you how you can maximize your cash back while shopping online. I’ve included our roundup of the most rewarding credit cards. Plus, you’ll learn how to use shopping portals to earn 10 percent cash back or more. I managed to get 17 percent back for a recent purchase!

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How to Pre-Qualify for Capital One Credit Cards

How to Pre-Qualify for Capital One Credit Cards

Most of us have gotten a letter from one credit card issuer or another telling us that we’ve been pre-approved for a card. But do you know what that really means? We’ll give you the lowdown on pre-approval and our tips and tricks for pre-qualifying for that Capital One card you really want.

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Alaska Airlines Credit Cards: Everything You Need to Know

Alaska Airlines Credit Cards: Everything You Need to Know

Alaska Airlines credit cards are a solid option for anyone with good credit who lives in an area served by Alaska Air or one of its 17 airline partners. After you get the sign-up bonus, this card is best for earning Alaska Airlines rewards and supplementing your everyday cards that have more versatile points currencies.

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What You Don’t Know About Credit Card Interest Can Hurt You

What You Don’t Know About Credit Card Interest Can Hurt You

Not knowing how credit card interest works can have serious consequences on your credit, especially if you are unable to make unexpected large monthly payments. However, by gaining some knowledge of how the process works, you can maximize the benefits and the rewards of credit card ownership.

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How to Get Cash from Your Credit Card

How to Get Cash from Your Credit Card

Wouldn’t it be great if you could withdraw cash from your credit card the same way you can from a debit card? Well, there is a way, but it’ll cost you.

Chances are, your credit card issuer provides cash advances as a service. The service lets you get cash with a credit card, which you can do in the following ways: at an ATM, at a bank counter or via checks the bank sends you by mail. Needless to say, overspending is a bad habit and should not be the reason why you need cash. Things happen, and perhaps, an unplanned emergency put you over budget, and now you need money for rent or a car payment—things you typically cannot pay with a credit card. You might think about taking out cash from your credit card.

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The Best 2 Percent Cashback Credit Cards

The Best 2 Percent Cashback Credit Cards

Credit cards come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the best ones offer 2 percent cash back on all purchases. They’re easy to use and rewarding, earning a bonus for every purchase you make. It’s hard to beat a double cash card.

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Apply for a Credit Card and get Approved for Sure

Apply for a Credit Card and get Approved for Sure

Have you tried applying for a credit card, only to be turned down time after time? Ever wonder why the banks keep telling you no? Want to know how you can change the response you get?

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Finding Chase Pre-Approved and Pre-Qualified Credit Card Offers

Finding Chase Pre-Approved and Pre-Qualified Credit Card Offers

Chase has been a leading credit card issuer for some time and offers some of the best overall cards available. But being approved for one of these much desired cards is not always easy. Now you can increase your odds of getting approved for a Chase credit card by exploring pre-approved and pre-qualified offers.

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Unlimited 10x Miles on Hotel Stays When You Pay With Your Capital One Venture Card at Hotels.com

Unlimited 10x Miles on Hotel Stays When You Pay With Your Capital One Venture Card at Hotels.com

Capital One has just announced another exciting offer. Starting now through January of 2020, the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card and the Capital One VentureOne Rewards Credit Card are offering 10x miles when you book through Hotels.com/venture and pay with your card. This is a big step up from the 2x miles you previously earned for these purchases.

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Free Discover Credit Score: How and Why You Should Get One

Free Discover Credit Score: How and Why You Should Get One

Knowing your credit score is very important when it comes time to get a car loan, mortgage, or even a student loan. Your score will have an impact on what kind of interest rate you are able to get, and maybe if you’re able to get a loan at all. Discover, and 90% of other top lenders, will use FICO scores in their creditworthiness decisions. Discover will even tell you what your credit score is for free.

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Discover’s Social Security Number Alerts: The Fraud Protection You Need

Discover’s Social Security Number Alerts: The Fraud Protection You Need

Identity theft is a serious problem that’s only getting worse. But don’t worry. Discover’s new Social Security number alerts has got you covered. If you’re a cardholder, the issuer will scour the dark web for the illegal use of your Social Security number.

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9 Credit Card Mistakes You Need to Avoid

9 Credit Card Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Credit cards provide great convenience and plenty of solid loyalty point perks, especially when you first sign up for one. But, there are some pitfalls that are important to take note of when your wallet is full of cards. Consider each of these the next time you are looking through your wallet, and don’t make these big mistakes.

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Credit Cards vs. Debit Cards: What are the Differences and Which is Better?

Credit Cards vs. Debit Cards: What are the Differences and Which is Better?

Although credit and debit cards look very similar, they are not. The most obvious difference between a credit and debit card is that a debit card draws from your available funds while a credit card offers a line of credit to be paid back later. However, this is not the only difference.

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