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.

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Top 10 Credit Cards for Excellent Credit for June 2019

June 3, 2019

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

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Best No Balance Transfer Fee Credit Cards for June 2019

June 3, 2019

Let’s face it — credit card interest rates can be outrageously high! The average APR […]

Best Credit Cards for Beginners for June 2019

June 3, 2019

When it comes to building credit, the earlier the better — and choosing the right […]

Best Low Interest Credit Cards for June 2019

June 3, 2019

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

Best Flat-Rate Cashback and Rewards Cards – June 2019

June 3, 2019

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

Best Unsecured Cards for Limited Credit Histories – June 2019

June 3, 2019

If you have a limited credit history and struggle to be approved for credit cards, […]

Longest 0% APR Credit Card Offers for June 2019

June 3, 2019

Are you looking to make an expensive purchase or tackle a high credit card balance, […]

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Best Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses for June 2019

June 3, 2019

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

More Tips & Resources

Interchange Fees Explained

April 1, 2019

If you’re a merchant, you have to deal with various fees and operating costs that may seem like you’re being nickel-and-dimed. One of the fees you’ll incur for accepting credit and debit card payments is an interchange fee. This is typically charged as a percentage of the total transaction and a flat rate, but varies […]

What to do when your credit card is discontinued

April 1, 2019

The information related to the United MileagePlus Presidential PlusSM Card*, United MileagePlus® Select Card*, United℠ Explorer Card, United MileagePlus® Club Card, Fairmont Visa Signature*, Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express*, Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card*, Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card, Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card*, and Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card for College Students* has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publication. *These offers are currently unavailable to new applicants. […]

4 Ways to Earn 5: Credit Cards with 5% Cash Back Programs

April 1, 2019

Are you looking to maximize cashback rewards? Cards with 5% cashback programs can be some of the most lucrative on the market. These cards can allow you to put some money back into your wallet on purchases in rotating categories or the categories of your choice, on business expenses or on retail purchases. It can […]

How to freeze your credit (and should you?)

March 15, 2019

Instituting a credit freeze is a great way to prevent identity thieves from opening new accounts in your name, but it’s important to know a freeze can’t prevent a thief from stealing details of existing credit accounts. Nevertheless, why not take this all-important step to lock down your credit profile now that it’s free and […]

What is a secured card?

March 12, 2019

Secured cards offer many of the same benefits of traditional credit cards, but are typically easier to qualify for if your credit history is non-existent or poor. If you’re new to credit or are determined to rebuild a previously damaged credit history, a secured card might be just what you need to get the ball […]

Is Interest on a Business Credit Card Tax Deductible?

March 12, 2019

If you’re a business owner who carries a balance month-to-month, you may wonder if all that interest you paid can be written off at tax time. The silver lining to revolving business expenses month-to-month is that the interest, as well as any fees you incur on a business credit card, are tax deductible. Publication 535 […]

Are business credit card annual fees tax deductible?

March 11, 2019

Business owners can write off many costs involved in their day-to-day operations, but one that may be often overlooked is the ability to deduct business credit card annual fees from their taxes. Here’s the good news: annual fees (as well as some other credit card fees) on business cards are tax deductible, according to guidelines […]

How to Check If I’m Prequalified for a Credit Card

March 6, 2019

A great feature that many credit card issuers offer is prequalification. Simply stated, this allows you to check if you may qualify for a credit card by performing a soft pull on your credit. A soft pull does not affect your credit score, unlike a hard pull that will appear on your credit report and […]

10 Years Later: 10 Credit Card Protections Under the CARD Act

March 5, 2019

Get the champagne out — a major anniversary is coming up for credit cards. On May 22, the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act — more commonly known as the CARD Act — will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. Initially signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2009, the CARD Act was a major win […]

Credit Scores Needed For The Best Mile Credit Cards

March 4, 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 […]