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Does closing a credit card hurt your credit score?
Closing a credit card can hurt your credit score by increasing the portion of available credit you are using, and by lowering the average age of your accounts.
How to unfreeze my credit without a PIN
Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion all allow you to unfreeze your credit report without your PIN, but each bureau has different criteria for credit freezes.
How do I pick a hotel credit card?
Whether you are a frequent traveler or going on your first big vacation, using a hotel credit card will allow you to make the most of your spending.
What is credit monitoring?
Learn how to get credit monitoring for free and how it can help detect fraud.
What does a negative credit card balance mean?
A look at what having a negative credit card balance, or a balance below zero, means.
How to start building credit at age 18
To prepare yourself for loans and lines of credit, it's important to start building credit at a young age. Follow these guidelines for how to build credit at 18.
Why your credit score dropped
Find out possible ways your credit score can drop, including closing an account or opening a new credit card, and how to avoid a hit to your credit.
What you should know about foreign transaction fees
A foreign transaction fee is a charge assessed by your credit card bank on transactions made in any currency other than USD.
Is it good to have multiple credit cards?
While applying for more than one card in a short timespan can hurt your credit, there are plenty of pros to having multiple credit cards open.