If you’ve read this site for any length of time, you know that I’m always one to make sure people know about the upsides and the downsides of using credit cards. They’re a tool, and like any tool they can be abused by the people using them, and you also have to beware of the companies abusing you as a consumer. I’ve written quite a bit about the topic.
- The Credit Card Companies Are Not Your Friend (They Just Want Your Money)
- News Flash: Credit Card Companies Are Not Looking Out For Your Best Interest
- Credit Card Rewards: Are They Really Worth It?
My opinion of credit cards is that they can be a useful tool, but that you always have to keep one eye open, and make sure that the card issuers aren’t taking advantage of you. For me that means paying off my balance every month when I use my card, and making sure I never pay interest. It also means always collecting my rewards when they are available, and not allowing them to expire.
Credit Card Reviews
Here are a few reviews that we’ve done of our favorite credit cards:
Credit Card Types I Like
So while I don’t think I would ever recommend a credit card to someone who has issues with debt, or who doesn’t have a disciplined plan for their spending, I do think that they can be useful. With that in mind, On these pages I’d like to recommend a few of my favored types of credit cards. On this page you’ll see one of my favorite types, cash back credit cards. To view other types, click on the links below.
- Cash Back Credit Cards
- Rewards Credit Cards
- Airline Miles Cards
- Gas Cards
- Cards With Balance Transfer Offers