Articles & Advice from Alexandria White

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.

Credit Card Reviews

Alexandria's Top Picks

Best Low Interest Credit Cards – November 2019

November 8, 2019

If you’re someone who carries a balance month-to-month on your credit card, chances are you’re […]

secured and unsecured credit cards

Best Credit Cards With No Annual Fee for November 2019

November 8, 2019

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

best store credit cards

Best Store Credit Cards for November 2019

November 6, 2019

If you’ve ever been asked to apply for a credit card at checkout at your […]

Which Credit Cards Offer an Extended Warranty?

November 6, 2019

If you’ve ever had an item break after the warranty expires, you know the pain […]

Best Credit Cards for Emergencies – November 2019

November 1, 2019

We all know emergencies can happen. They are usually unexpected, unavoidable and expensive. I don’t […]

Best Flat-Rate Cashback and Rewards Cards – November 2019

November 1, 2019

If you’re tired of dealing with complicated rewards programs and want a simple credit card […]

More Resources

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 […]

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 […]

Citi Launches New Citi Rewards+ Credit Card

January 8, 2019

The information related to the Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publication. This offer and/or promotion may have since changed, expired, or is no longer available. On Jan. 3, Citi announced the release of the new Citi Rewards+℠ Card. This $0 annual fee card […]

Credit Card Late Fees to Rise in 2019

January 4, 2019

Credit card late payments are getting more expensive. Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) raised the permissible maximum for credit card late payment fee to $28, up from $27. For subsequent violations made within six billing cycles, the maximum fee that can be charged rose from $38 to $39. We’ll break […]

You’ve Paid Off Your Credit Card Debt; Now What?

January 4, 2019

If you recently paid off your credit card debt, you’re probably breathing a sigh of relief. You don’t have to worry about monthly payments devouring your available cash, how much interest is eating up your payments, or if your account risks closure due to being maxed out for so long. However, you may be wondering […]

Does Income Impact Your Credit Score?

December 20, 2018

One of the most common credit score questions is if your income plays into having a great or not-so-great score. The short answer is no, you can have a great credit score no matter what your paycheck is. The five main factors that comprise your credit score don’t include how much money you make. However, […]

Business Credit Card vs. Business Loan

December 18, 2018

Running a business isn’t cheap. Whether you’re a business owner just starting out or have had a business up and running for several years, you understand the high costs associated with day-to-day operations. In order to keep your business on solid footing, you’re going to need some sort of credit product such as a credit […]

What Happens When You Open A Credit Card Account?

December 13, 2018

Applying for a new credit card can be a little intimidating, especially if it’s your first credit card. And if you’re lucky enough to be approved, you’ll receive a lengthy cardmember agreement with your new card that is probably not on the top of your reading list. Once approved for a new card, you may […]

Which credit cards offer return protection?

December 12, 2018

Have you ever tried to return a new item and been denied a refund by the merchant? This can be a frustrating and costly experience, but if you used a select credit card to pay for the item, you may be still be able to get that refund. Credit card issuers often offer extended warranty […]