February 23rd, 2012

Debit vs. Credit: Which is better?

 

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**Today’s guest post is contributed by CreditCardChaser.com.**

What do you do when it comes time to pay for your fast food meal or maybe a new television? What makes you decide if you will use your credit card or debit card? This dilemma has been going on for years.

There are multiple reasons on why one would choose a certain card over another. In the end, it is up to you. However, here are a few general guidelines to keep in mind next time you’re deciding between your debit card or credit card.

Debit Card Over Credit Card

It seems like the debit cards are slowly being overtaken by “buying on credit.” However, Credit.com gives statistics showing that there are almost 520 million debit cards in circulation. So even though buying on credit is becoming very popular, it looks like the debit card is still king. When is a good time to use your debit card, though?

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March 14th, 2011

CK FAQ: What’s the best way to pay my credit card bill?

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To pay or not to pay off a credit card; that’s a very good question.

Check out this answer to this frequently asked question, and make sure its your credit card paying philosophy!

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August 17th, 2010

This Week’s Top Credit Questions – Credit Card Conundrums

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Credit cards can save you in a financial emergency, or wreck your credit in a moment of financial weakness. The following questions from the Credit Advice Center feature consumer questions on how to handle credit card conundrums and keep your credit score intact.

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December 16th, 2009

Wednesday Trends in Credit Cards & Debt

Swiping your credit card virtually anywhere will soon be possible with a dongle, a phone case that swipes credit cards. The dongle swipes the card and accompanying application which runs the transaction through your iPhone. This high-tech application will make it temptingly convenient to charge to credit anywhere and anytime. Useful gadget or just more […]

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December 1st, 2009

Dear Credit Karma – Credit Cards

Our new weekly Blog Q & A is for our users to ask any questions about credit and personal finance; we’ll answer and post on the blog for readers to catch up on what our users are asking. Submit a question now, and maybe we will answer your question on our next Q & A post! So, without further ado, here’s the inaugural Blog Q & A.

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November 18th, 2008

Improving Credit Health: Tips for Students

There are stories all over America right now that are talking about college students finding themselves in severe debt. These students find it impossible to tell their parents and are overwhelmed.  They are completely unaware of the fact that there ways to come back from debt and bad credit. Rather than seek help, they simply […]

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