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In the market for a new, inexpensive credit card? Many card issuers provide no annual fee cards, which can be convenient, low-obligation ways to take advantage of credit card features. As long as you avoid paying interest and other fees, they can be completely free and any value you get from rewards and benefits will be all profit.
By Brendan Harkness
By Brendan Harkness
There’s a wide variety of credit cards without annual fees. They tend to be a bit more basic than cards with annual fees, but they still offer valuable rewards, benefits, and introductory APRs that make them every bit as useful as more expensive options.
Credit cards with annual fees tend to have better reward programs and extra perks. They might offer more points per dollar, bigger signup bonuses, and better perks like lounge access and travel credits.
Still, it’s a good idea to have a no annual fee card (or a few). Many of them are perfect for everyday purchases, but they’re also handy for building credit. If you tend to go for more valuable or premium cards, no annual fee cards can serve as handy backups.
Even experienced credit card users keep cards without annual fees in their wallets. Here are some common reasons why you might want one:
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