Credit Cards for Bad Credit

If you have a bad credit rating (roughly a FICO Score below 580), your selection of credit cards is typically very limited.  Your credit score can get this low as a result of several different kinds of financial disasters, including having collection accounts, charge-offs, going bankrupt, receiving tax liens, or having a long history of delinquent payments. See our picks for the best credit cards for bad credit here.


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Susan Shain
Alaska Airlines Credit Cards: The Amazing Perk You Need to Know About
Susan Shain | Mar 21, 2019

Learn about the pros and cons of Alaska Airlines credit cards — plus how to get a 2-for-1 airline ticket (also known as a companion fare).

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Ellen Sirull
What Is a Credit Builder Loan? Another Way to Build Credit
Ellen Sirull | Mar 18, 2019

Credit builder loans are designed to help you build credit, providing a simple and easy way to establish a positive payment history on credit reports.

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Michelle Black
Credit Score Ranges — Good, Bad, and Excellent
Michelle Black | Mar 14, 2019

You know your credit scores, but how do lenders view your credit? Learn about credit score ranges and see how you measure up.

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