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Best Credit Cards of 2017

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. 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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Scams to Look Out for After the Equifax Breach
It’s been a little over a month since news of the Equifax Breach first broke, and the incident is turning out to be the quite the gift to fraudsters. From gaffes made by Equifax and other credit bureaus to the fact that the data breach was more extensive than initially thought, everything surrounding this incident […]

How to Break a Cycle of Credit Card Debt
Although owning a credit card is a great way to help establish and build your credit, there are times when a credit card can get you into trouble, or worse, into serious debt, particularly if you aren’t practicing responsible credit card habits. By making unplanned purchases that result in constant credit card balances which don’t seem […]

Do You Pre-Qualify for a Special Offer from American Express? We Can Help You Find Out
If you’ve been eyeing an American Express credit card for some time, or if you are in the market for a new credit card, now may be the time to act. That’s because we’ve teamed up with American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser) to create NextAdvisor’s Pre-Qualification Tool. This tool will tell you if you pre-qualify […]

Best Credit Cards for Avoiding Interest on Holiday Purchases
The holiday season is a time of giving, but it can also be expensive. Whether you’re purchasing gifts for your immediate family or hosting a feast for your family and friends, there may be some unexpected expenses you have to cover. While you can always reach for your current credit card, chances are you will […]


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