When, If Ever, Is It Time To Consider Bankruptcy?

When, If Ever, Is It Time To Consider Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a tempting option when faced with piles of debt, but it’s not as simple as it sounds. Take a look and see if there are ways to avoid bankruptcy, like a debt snowball. If the debt is truly overwhelming then be sure to know your options before you start down that road.

Before You Apply, What You Need to Know About Balance Transfer Credit Cards

Before you apply for a balance transfer credit card, get the facts.

Banks advertise balance transfer credit cards as a money-saving debt fix. Of course, we know better. Balance transfers can reduce your interest costs and help you pay down debt, but only when used responsibly. Here are some safe handling instructions for credit card balance transfers.

Capital One Venture Credit Card: Still Tops for Travel Rewards

The Capital One Venture and VentureOne credit cards are excellent values for travel rewards.

We give the Capital One Venture Credit Card a top spot among travel rewards cards. Choose between a no annual fee card that pays 1.25 miles on every purchase or earn double miles for a modest annual fee.

16 Great Credit Card Signup Bonuses Available Now

Credit card sign up bonuses

A credit card signup bonus can earn you free flights, free video games, even cash. Learn how and browse the best credit card signup bonuses available now.

Best Credit Cards For Young Adults

The Best Credit Cards for Young Adults

Of the hundreds of credit cards out there, only a select few are well-worth having in your wallet — if you can qualify. Here are our picks for the best credit cards for young adults taking into account our limited credit histories in our 20s can mean it’s sometimes harder to get approved.

What Credit Score Do You Need To Get Approved For A Credit Card?

What credit score do you need to get approved for a credit card?

Being declined for a new credit card is frustrating. Improve your chances of approval by applying to cards that are suited to your credit score. Here we break down what credit scores are needed to get popular credit cards today.

5 Hidden Credit Card Fees To Watch Out For

Credit card fees on a billing statement. via MoneyUnder30.com

Credit cards can provide easy access to loads of funds, but don’t forget they are designed by banks to get you to pay more than what you bargained for.

Barclaycard Ring Credit Card Review


Our Barclaycard Ring credit card review: You want to avoid carrying a balance on credit cards, but sometimes you can’t avoid it. The Ring card offers a low regular APR, no balance transfer fee, and 1 percent cash back on transferred balances to save interest when you can’t pay off your credit card in full.

Personal Loans Vs Credit Cards: When To Use A Loan Instead Of Plastic

What's the difference between personal loans and credit cards -- when should you use each?

Often, a personal loan can be a more affordable way to finance a large purchase than a credit card. But there are always exceptions.

Pros and Cons of Using 0% APR Credit Cards for Purchases

0 percent APR credit cards can help you pay for big purchases over time if you're careful. Photo: Flickr/401(K) 2012.

A 0 percent APR credit card can help you buy big stuff — a new appliance, furniture, or the trip of a lifetime — without paying a cent of interest. What’s the catch? Learn to decide how and when to use these offers and when to stay far, far away.