NextAdvisor - Christine

Christine C. Renee is a personal finance writer who enjoys delving into money topics like budgeting and fintech. She has been published in Careful Cents, Investor Junkie, and Money Mini Blog. When not writing, she uses her bachelor’s degree in business admin to help micro businesses and solopreneurs manage time and money. On her days off, you may find her with a book on information technology and security.

Posts by Christine:

What is a Statement Credit?

This page includes information about Discover products that are not currently available on Next Advisor and may be out of date. Rewards credit cards offer different ways for you to earn a little extra on your purchases and keep you as a cardholder through ways for you
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What Is a Prepaid Card?

If you’re looking for a way to manage your money without the use of a traditional bank account, you could consider using prepaid cards. These payment cards limit your expenditure, and you don’t need a credit check to get one. If you need to practice budgeting your
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Top Credit Cards for Mobile Wallets

 This page includes information about Discover products that are not currently available on Next Advisor and may be out of date. For people who prefer to leave their credit cards at home it can prove more convenient to set up their mobile wallets on their smartphones which
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What is the D&B Rating?

You’ve likely read about what personal credit scores are and the ways these scores can affect different areas of your life. The same standard holds true for your commercial credit scores. Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) offers one of the most popular business credit ratings, which is called
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How to Do a Balance Transfer with American Express

If you carry high balances on your credit card(s), the interest could be making it hard to keep up with payments as, even if you pay more than the minimum, you’re still paying a ton in fees. This is where a balance transfer credit card can help.
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How to Do a Balance Transfer with Chase

If you’re dealing with credit card debt, high interest rates can make it difficult to pay down your balance. Even if you make larger monthly payments, you’re still paying extra in interest.This is why one of the best options for paying off credit card debt is to
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Can You Get a Business Credit Card without a Social Security Number?

Business credit cards are the most accessible form of commercial credit. When you use your card for business purchases, it helps keep transactions separate from personal purchases and makes bookkeeping easier to manage, especially at tax time. Most lenders will ask for a social security number to
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How Contactless Cards Work

Just five short years ago, a nationwide shift occurred in the way people made purchases with their debit and credit cards. Financial institutions started replacing magnetic stripe cards with EMV chip technology. While the new “chip-and-pin” cards provided a more secure way to make purchases, it slowed down payment
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Strategies for Lowering Your Monthly Credit Card Bill

Have your monthly credit card bills been keeping you up at night? With high credit card interest rates and rising credit card debt, as noted by Experian, you’re not alone if you’ve been feeling overwhelmed about your monthly credit card bill. Before you miss a payment and damage your credit, learn how
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Credit Cards for Kids: How to Teach Credit Literacy

As a young adult, having a good credit history is important, not only for buying things on credit but also for living necessities. Employers, lenders, insurers, landlords and utility companies will check credit scores to evaluate how you can manage financial responsibility. A low credit score could
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