NextAdvisor Blog - Personal Finance

What’s the Difference Between Charge Cards and Credit Cards?

Charge card and credit card are often used interchangeably, but there are some key differences. We dig into the differences between the two.
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Top 3 Low APR Credit Cards

About to make a large purchase? Looking to reduce your balance's interest? If so, these three low APR credit cards could potentially assist you.
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New Federal Law Lets You Freeze Your Credit for Free

Starting Sept. 21, you can freeze your credit for free, freeze your children's credit and set fraud alerts that last one year. Learn all about it.
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What is the National Consumer Assistance Plan?

Have you heard that overdue parking fines can hurt your credit reports? The National Consumer Assistance Plan could put an end to that (and much more).
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4 Tips to Responsibly Reach Your Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus Spending Minimum

Here's how to meet the spending requirement to earn a credit card sign-up bonus without making unnecessary purchases or racking up tons of debt.
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From Application to Arrival: How Long It Takes to Get a Credit Card

Find out how long the credit card issuing process takes, as well as the fastest ways to apply and potential reasons why your card can get delayed.
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A Year Later: What the 2017 Equifax Breach Taught Us

It's been one year since the 2017 Equifax breach, and we're looking at the mistakes that were made, what's been done to make it right and what comes next.
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How to Improve Your Credit Scores

You're probably wondering how to improve your credit scores. We break down four reasons your credit score may be slumping — and what to do about it!
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How Does Credit Card Fraud Protection Work?

We detail the laws, practices and advanced fraud protection technology that keeps your credit card safe from thieves and scammers.
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Which Low APR Credit Card is Right for Me?

Picking the right low APR credit card for your needs is hard. To help, we're detailing some of the cards from our partners.
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