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Alexandria is a 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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Best Credit Cards With No Annual Fee for June 2019

June 3, 2019

Looking for a credit card, but not willing to fork over the money for an […]

Best Credit Cards for No Credit

Best Credit Cards for No Credit for June 2019

June 3, 2019

Most credit cards require some sort of credit history to qualify, but there are some […]

Best Student Credit Cards of June 2019

June 3, 2019

While you’re in college, you may be so bombarded with homework and exams that building […]

Best Secured Credit Cards for June 2019

June 3, 2019

If you’re looking to build credit, odds are you’ve come across secured cards in your […]

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 […]

10 Most Underrated Credit Cards in 2019

December 21, 2018

When you’re looking to open a credit card, you most likely will see the same […]

Best Credit Cards for Graduate Students

October 26, 2018

As a graduate student, you most likely will have more expenses and responsibilities compared to […]

Best Credit Cards for No Credit

Best Credit Cards for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018

October 24, 2018

It’s that time of year again, when your inbox floods with holiday deals and sitewide […]

More Tips & Resources

Credit Cards with Travel Insurance for June 2019

June 3, 2019

You just found out your flight is delayed until tomorrow, and now you have to make hotel accommodations and food arrangements last minute. Or you have a medical emergency where you need to get medical help quickly. Before you cover those expenses out of pocket, take a look at your credit card terms. Select credit […]

Shortcuts for Comparing Balance Transfer Offers

June 3, 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 […]

Your Guide to Choosing the Best Credit Card – June 2019

June 3, 2019

If you’re having trouble finding the best credit card, you’re not alone. There are thousands of credit cards available, all providing various perks that suit consumers in different situations. Depending on your needs and wants, the best credit card for you may be a no annual fee card, secured card, travel card, cashback card or […]

Southwest announces limited-time Companion Pass offer

May 10, 2019

This offer and/or promotion may have since changed, expired, or is no longer available. 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 a new offer 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 free […]

Visa Signature Card Benefits

April 10, 2019

You may be carrying a credit card embossed with the name “Visa Signature®” on it, but have you ever wondered what exactly that means? Sure, Visa is one of the major payment networks, the others being Mastercard, American Express and Discover, but what does the “signature” part represent? Turns out, Visa Signature® is a select […]

Chase Freedom 5% Bonus Category Calendar 2019

April 10, 2019

Chase Freedom® cardholders can now activate their bonus 5% cashback categories for the first quarter of 2019 — gas stations, tolls, and drug stores. Activation is available until March 14 to benefit from the higher rewards rate: Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate. Enjoy new 5% categories every 3 months. Unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases. We’ll review the first quarter bonus cashback categories for the Chase Freedom®, what you need to know to earn […]

Credit Cards With Roadside Assistance

April 10, 2019

When you see the warning light come on in your car, it’s never a welcome sign. Or you may get a flat tire in the middle of nowhere in the dark of night or notice you’re running near empty without a gas station in sight — all panic-inducing situations. After pulling to the side of […]

2019 Discover Cashback Calendar

April 10, 2019

Discover revealed the entire list of 5% cashback categories that you can take advantage of in 2019, so you can plan your spending for the year. That’s great news for Discover it® Cash Back and other eligible Discover cardholders who earn 5% cash back at different places each quarter like gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, Amazon.com and more up to the quarterly maximum, each time you activate, 1% unlimited cash back on all other purchases - automatically. Here, we’ll review the 2019 cashback calendar, what you need to know to earn 5% cashback […]

Minimum reward redemption amounts by card issuer

April 10, 2019

Have you tried to redeem rewards points or cash back earned through your credit card, but were disappointed to learn you don’t have enough accumulated to meet your reward program’s minimum redemption limit? The most common minimum redemption limit is $25, and is often a requirement for cash back, a statement credit, direct deposit, a […]

Which Credit Cards Offer an Extended Warranty?

April 10, 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 […]