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Will Carrying a Small Credit Card Balance Help Boost Your Credit Score?

Can carrying a small credit card balance really help your credit score? Credit Sesame’s credit expert, Joh Ulzheimer clears up the confusion and settles the debate once and for all.

How to Teach Your Kids Financial Responsibility

Giving your kids some training in financial literacy is an important part of helping them mature and grow. One day they won’t have you to take care of their expenses for them. To help them prepare for that day, here are some ways to teach your kids financial responsibility today.

5 Things You Need to Know Before Applying for a Credit Card

If you’re in the market for a new credit card, there are a number of important factors that should never be ignored. Here’s what you need to know before applying for a credit card.

Links We Love: Cheap Ways to Beat Stress

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! This week we’re highlighting 13 cheap ways to beat stress, how to kill debt fatigue once and for all, how to cancel a credit card without hurting your credit score — and more!

Best No Interest on Purchase Credit Cards, Summer 2015

What if we told you that some credit card issuers will pay you to make your purchase with their card? Negative interest is essentially what you get when you combine a rewards program with 0% interest. Of course, if you use a rewards card and pay it off each month, you already know this. But

Best Credit Cards for Free Vacations, Summer 2015

About two-thirds of American adults – more than 226 million people – own credit cards. The number of credit card holders who always or usually pay off their charges in full is at an all-time high (64%). One inference we might draw from this data is that more people than ever before understand the value of

Best Credit Cards for Average or Building Credit, Summer 2015

If you have average or fair credit—a credit card can be a great tool for building credit. Simply getting a credit card won’t automatically help you build credit, however. The key to building good credit is to manage the card responsibly by keeping the balance to a minimum and paying the bill on time and in full every single month. If building credit is your goal, consider one of our top picks for best credit cards for building credit below.

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