Articles & Advice from Alexandria White

Alexandria is our go-to credit card writer, covering everything from credit card reviews, "Best Of" round-ups, and industry news to helpful explainers with tips and strategies for credit novices. She graduated from Adelphi University.

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The Best Prepaid Debit Cards of 2019

January 18, 2019

Prepaid debit cards can help with direct deposits, making purchases and paying for bills without […]

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Best Cashback Credit Cards for January 2019

January 14, 2019

How we chose the best cashback credit cards We chose the cards based on their […]

Top 10 Credit Cards for Excellent Credit for January 2019

January 14, 2019

An excellent credit score can help you qualify for the best credit cards on the […]

Best Credit Cards of 2019: Reviews and Offers

January 10, 2019

Opening a new credit card can be overwhelming. There are thousands of offers available and […]

Best Low Interest Credit Cards for January 2019

January 1, 2019

How we chose the best low interest cards We chose cards from our partners that […]

Best Student Credit Cards of January 2019

January 1, 2019

How we chose the best student credit cards We chose student cards that have no […]

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Best Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses for January 2019

January 1, 2019

As credit card issuers continue to compete with each other to try to earn a […]

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Best Credit Cards With No Annual Fee for January 2019

January 1, 2019

How we chose the best no annual fee cards We chose no annual fee cards […]

More Tips & Resources

Which Credit Cards Offer an Extended Warranty?

January 23, 2019

If you’ve ever had an item break after the warranty expires, you know the pain and expense involved in getting it repaired or having to purchase a replacement. However, if you used a select credit card to buy the item, you may receive an extended warranty and up to $50,000 in coverage. Extended warranty protection […]

The Best Credit Cards for International Travel

January 17, 2019

Traveling abroad can be a stressful time, from planning the trip to flying and making purchases in different currencies. An international travel rewards credit card can ease the burden of dealing with exchanging bills or help you avoid additional fees for purchases made outside of the U.S. The cards we list here all have no foreign […]

Pros, cons of providing income updates to card issuers

January 15, 2019

If you’ve received an email or letter in the mail from your card issuer requesting an income update, you may wonder if it’s worthwhile to share that information. It’s OK to be hesitant to update your income — you’re under no obligation to comply. However, you could find yourself granted with a higher credit limit […]

Southwest announces limited-time Companion Pass offer

January 15, 2019

The highly coveted Southwest Companion Pass can now be earned as part of a new limited-time offer on select personal Southwest credit cards. Chase and Southwest announced the new offer Jan. 10, allowing new Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card, Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card, and Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card holders to earn a Companion Pass and 30,000 points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first […]

What happens when you close a credit card account?

January 15, 2019

If you no longer use your credit card and are considering closing it, know how that will impact your credit score and any rewards you’ve earned before you act. We’ll walk through what to expect if you do choose to close a credit card and provide alternative actions you can take to protect your credit […]

The Many Benefits of Free Employee Business Credit Cards

January 15, 2019

If you’re reimbursing employees for business expenses often, the back-and-forth of getting receipts and issuing repayments can be a hassle. Issuing employee credit cards can streamline the process, as well as provide the business with the ability to earn rewards. Numerous card issuers offer free employee cards on business card accounts, allowing you to benefit […]

Credit Scores Needed For The Best Mile Credit Cards

January 15, 2019

If you’re looking for a miles or travel credit card, you may be under the impression that those cards are reserved for people with the highest credit scores. However, many lucrative mile and travel credit cards don’t require anywhere near a “perfect” credit score to qualify. However, it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact credit score […]

Shortcuts for Comparing Balance Transfer Offers

January 15, 2019

Balance transfer credit cards can offer a lifeline if you’re carrying a lot of high-interest card debt. However, with so many balance transfer card options available, it can be hard to pick the right one. Some of the things you need to consider when comparing card offers are the fees, the length of 0% intro […]

Citi Launches New Citi Rewards+ Credit Card

January 8, 2019

The information related to the Citi Premier℠ Card has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publication. On Jan. 3, Citi announced the release of the new Citi Rewards+? Card. This $0 annual fee card will debut on Jan. 10. The Citi Rewards+? Card is a unique addition to […]

New Year, New You: How to Avoid Debt in 2019

January 8, 2019

It’s 2019! In the beginning of the new year, you’ll often hear chatter about new year’s resolutions regarding weight loss and saving money. An impressive financial goal to set this year is to avoid taking on new debt and make 2019 the year you pay off any lingering credit card balances from 2018. Carrying a […]