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1. Read & Learn

Read our free guides to start with a solid understanding of how credit cards and building credit work.

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2. Find a Card

Check out our best picks by category, read our in-depth reviews and comparisons, and find the perfect next card for you.

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3. Apply

Apply securely online, with confidence that you've picked the best card for your needs.

"The website (and especially your article How Paying a Credit Card Works) has been a great help! No matter where I went for information about how & when to pay off my credit card, I could not find a satisfactory answer. Every site/video assumed the reader already knew the difference between the payment due date and statement closing date and report date. I am nearly finished with a Master's degree in accounting so you'd think I would have learned about something so basic as credit cards by now. However, this information was never taught in my school or at my university (and I believe many students would concur). Thank you for laying it out so clearly with details and examples! Wish it was taught this way (or at all) in school!"

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You'll find many cards recommended by the editorial staff of Credit Card Insider that you won't even see on other credit card sites. That's because we want to help you find the best card, and we prioritize that.

Like other sites that feature credit cards, we make money through relationships with advertising partners. They pay us for credit card approvals on some cards. Unlike many credit card sites, though, we don’t base our best card picks or star ratings on these relationships through strict editorial guidelines.

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