Capital One Quicksilver vs. QuicksilverOne Compared

The Quicksilver and QuicksilverOne credit cards from Capital One are both rewards credit cards that pay 1.5 percent cash back on all of your purchases. The underlying difference between the two cards is the credit required for approval. The Quicksilver card is aimed at consumers with “good” credit or better. By comparison, the QuicksilverOne card […]

Chase Slate Review

We’ve already talked about the Chase Freedom Card, with 5 percent cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate, plus unlimited 1 percent cash back on all other purchases, and the Chase Sapphire Preferred, a favorite of the travel hacking set, with its sweet sign-up bonus and easy […]

Prepaid Bank Cards: Is There Ever A Good Reason To Use One?

You may have noticed ads for prepaid bank cards that function a bit like a debit card, a bit like a gift card, and a bit like a credit card. Banks claim these cards are ideal for the 17 million Americans who don’t have traditional checking accounts because they allow you to deposit money, make […]

How To Get A (Really) Free Credit Report & Credit Score

Note: Money Under 30 may receive a commission if you create a free Credit Sesame account using our links. If you choose to support our free content in that way, thanks! You may already know that it’s important to routinely monitor your personal credit information (it is!) You want to be on the lookout for fraud, but you also […]

Q&A: Is it OK to tap my 401(k) to pay off Credit Card Debt?

When I wrote “The Recession Diaries” column at the Chicago Tribune and later for, I loved responding to mail because questions raised by one reader often reflect the dilemmas of many.I recently received this letter from one reader, Nick from Michigan: “I have a question regarding credit card debt and I was hoping to […]