Credit Card Rewards: Travel vs. Cash Back vs. Points. Which is the Best Card for You?

There are a lot of different types of credit cards out there, and almost as many reward programs to match....

Credit Score Factor: Credit Mix. How a Little Diversity Can Help Your Credit Score

Your “credit mix” makes up only 10% of your FICO® Score, but if you’re looking to have an exceptional...

5 Top Money Mistakes to Avoid in Your 50s

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “middle age” is referred to as the period of life between 45 and...

FICO® Score Fun Facts and Figures. What Do You Know?

There are a lot of “Fs” in that headline – just another fact we wanted to share with those...

Financial Literacy – In the U.S. and Around the World

April is National Financial Literacy Month, which means there’s no better time to talk about where the U.S. and...
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Credit Card Rewards: Travel vs. Cash Back vs. Points. Which is the Best Card for You?
FICO Scores & Credit Reports
Credit Score Factor: Credit Mix. How a Little Diversity Can Help Your Credit Score
Personal Finance
5 Top Money Mistakes to Avoid in Your 50s
FICO Scores & Credit Reports
FICO® Score Fun Facts and Figures. What Do You Know?
Personal Finance
Financial Literacy – In the U.S. and Around the World

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Credit Score Factor: Amounts Owed. Why Debt is More Than Just “What You Owe”.

The Amounts Owed category makes up 30% of your FICO® Score. That’s why it’s so important to understand what it means and how it’s calculated. What is Amounts Owed?...

How to Avoid Paying Credit Card Interest

It’s no mystery that credit card companies charge interest on outstanding balances. And most credit card users are at least nominally familiar with their credit card’s APR (annual percentage...