By educating yourself about how credit cards work, you can prevent mistakes before they happen -- and save yourself a lot of money and headaches down the road ...Read More
Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions
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There are credit-related terms for every stage of life. Select a topic below for relevant terms and definitions.
Before your child heads off to college, make sure you sit down and talk about financial responsibility, budgets and how credit cards should, and shouldn't, be used ...Read More
While talking about your credit and credit history isn't very romantic, experts agree that you shouldn't go into wedded bliss without a very clear picture of your intended's financial situation ...Read More
Your lender will be looking closely at your financial history to determine how much you are qualified to borrow and at what interest rate ...Read More
The most proactive step consumers can take to detect fraud is to monitor closely their bank and credit card statements for any suspicious or erroneous charges ...Read More
Once you max out your cards, the domino effect of late fees, over-the-limit fees and default interest rates only compound the problem ...Read More
When the only alternative to get relief from overwhelming debt is to file for bankruptcy, it helps to know some of the more common terms associated with it ...Read More
Moving is stressful enough without having to worry about your credit, but if you're not careful and don't plan ahead, the opportunities for a move to cause credit chaos can multiply ...Read More
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Search the CreditCards.com glossary for every credit-related term from "account holder" to "zombie debt." Select a letter for alphabetized terms and definitions.