When it comes to your finances, there is no doubt you already know that finding the best deals will save you money. However, did you know that finding the best deal on a credit card could (ultimately) do the same thing? It can, it will and it does. In fact, having the right card can make all the difference in your personal financial realm. And thanks to the smorgasbord of credit card offers available today, you are able to find (and sometimes create) a custom-made card designed to fit your financial needs like a finely tailored frock would fit your body. So the next time you find yourself shopping for a new piece of plastic to add to your wallet, do a bit of comparison-shopping, using these five credit card (and consumer) friendly sites.
No. 1: Bankrate
Bankrate is a household name when it comes to everything in the realm of personal finances. This easy to use website allows you to compare and contrast cards with the click of a mouse, without having to worry about sponsored cards being at the top of the pack.
No. 2: Credit.com
Credit.com allows you to check off (and simultaneously compare) cards side by side, and often offers up a different selection of cards than what is available on other sites.
No. 3: Credit Cards.com
The name of this site says it all. CreditCards.com is a tremendous resource for everything credit cards, and probably offers one of the most user friendly interfaces out there. However, beware of sponsored offers taking up more real estate on the website than non-sponsored offers – meaning that you might have to do a little more digging in order to get the best deal.
No. 4: Card Ratings
Card ratings allows you to sort and compare all different types of credit cards, in addition to keeping up with the most recent credit card news direct on the homepage, making it a phenomenal starting point for credit card comparisons.
No. 5: Nerd Wallet
Don’t let the name fool you. You don’t need a pocket protector and horn rimmed glasses to use this site. Nerd Wallet is dedicated to everything consumer finance, and everything that saves consumers money. All in all, the site is a win/win for personal financial management.
Of course, before you fill out any credit card application, make sure you download a free copy of your credit report from the credit report website to make sure you qualify for the deals you want, and always visit the credit card issuer’s websites to read the fine print before making a final decision.