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Best Credit Cards of 2018

There are hundreds of credit cards issued by dozens of major banks. Some credit cards have long 0% intro APR periods for those who want to transfer a balance or make a large purchase, while others offer a variety of rewards for those who want to earn cash back, points or travel miles on all their purchases. NextAdvisor has sorted through the major credit cards and reviewed hundreds of options to help consumers select a card that is right for them. Below are the best credit cards that we've reviewed in each of the major categories. You can click "Apply Now" to connect with any of our partners. Also, if you want to search for specific card features, be sure to use our free Find a Credit Card tool on the right side of this page.

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Capital One Business Credit Cards Add Impressive Limited-Time Bonus Offers
Whether you’re just starting your business or 10+ years into it, a business credit card is a necessary financial tool. That’s because business credit cards give owners the flexibility to make big or small purchases for the future. For example, if you need to get some new equipment or more supplies but you don’t quite […]

Will My Credit Card Earn Cash Back on This Purchase?
If you have a cash back credit card, you’ll want to maximize all of your purchases. That’s why whenever possible, you want to make sure you’re taking advantage of your credit card’s high cash back categories, or the purchases that will earn you higher cash back rates when you use your card at certain kinds […]

How to Know When It’s Time to Change Credit Cards
Many people like to think that they use the best financial tools available to them, including their credit cards, but data shows that’s not always the case. A research paper by the Reserve Bank of Australia published in 2018 found that most people would benefit more by using a different credit card, and they’re losing […]

Credit Card Law: What You Should Know About Your Rights
Credit card law, like most law, can be difficult to understand. Yet it is so important to our daily experiences as cardholders. We’ve written about the history of credit cards and credit history, but now we’re diving into your credit card rights. Most of our credit rights come from two laws: the Consumer Credit Protections […]


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