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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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How to Handle Repeated Credit Card Theft
One day, you notice some charges you don’t recognize on your credit card billing statement, so you call your card issuer and file a fraud report. You get a replacement card with a new number, but a few months later, the same thing happens again – and again and again. You’re a victim of repeated […]

My First Year as a Discover it – Cashback Match Cardholder
Last year, I wrote about my experience applying for and receiving the Discover it – Cashback Match credit card. It’s been a little over 12 months now, and as such, I wanted to write a follow-up post detailing what it’s been like in this first year with Discover. Sometimes the ads you see for credit […]

We Ranked the Best Bank of America Credit Cards
Bank of America offers a small but robust selection of credit cards that suit a variety of purposes, from small businesses looking to earn rewards to consumers in need of a fee-less balance transfer credit card. What’s more, depending on the card, you could find yourself reaping even more rewards if you have a Bank […]

Best Credit Cards for Paying Medical Expenses
Sometimes life happens and you find yourself with a bill you didn’t plan to cover. While some of life’s unexpected events are easy to pick up, other events are not so financially friendly, including medical emergencies. In fact, a recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau study found that medical debt is the most common type of […]


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