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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A Guide to Reading Credit Card Agreements
Credit card agreements are supposed to be a comprehensive guide to your card’s benefits and limits, answering any questions you may have about the way your card works. However, there’s a big problem: many of them are quite difficult to read, averaging nearly 5,000 words in length and written with a level of complexity that […]

Barclays Arrival Premier vs. Capital One Venture: Which Travel Credit Card is Best?
When it comes to travel rewards credit cards, it’s hard to know which one is right for you, especially when you’re looking at two cards with similar rewards. Two credit cards that offer similar base rewards with very different bonuses and special offers are the Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard and the Capital One […]

Attack of the Fee-Harvesters: Watch Out for Subprime Credit Cards
For people with below-average credit scores, you’ve probably seen offers for subprime credit cards; cards for people with bad credit that supposedly work just like mass-market credit cards. In the credit card world, these cards go by another term: fee-harvesters, named for their reputation of piling fee after fee onto their cardholders. Even though they […]

Avoid Fees with These Credit Cards
Credit cards used to have a bad reputation for charging tons of unfair fees, but in 2009 the Credit CARD Act changed the way many of these fees work to make them more fair to consumers. Things like inactivity fees, pay-by-mail fees and over-limit fees that you can’t opt out of are now illegal, and […]

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