Meghan C

Meghan C

Contributing Writer
Meghan is a financial journalist from California. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a Bachelors in Journalism. Her prior experience includes being the Director of Sales and Marketing for a credit union and a contributing writer at one of the 3 major credit bureaus. She brings with her insight in the personal finance and credit industry.
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Recent Articles

    Credit Card with Cosigner: Good, Bad, and Ugly of Cosigning

    By Meghan C - Tips for Student
    Credit cards can be a great way to establish a person's credit history. But oftentimes, consumers are unable to qualify for a credit card on their own when they have no prior credit experience. They may need a cosigner to get them started.
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    How to Build Credit with a Credit Card

    By Meghan C - Tips for Consumer
    Credit cards are fantastic tools to help you build your credit history. In fact, they are usually the main way to build credit so that you can one day get a mortgage or a hefty loan, without needing a cosigner. But you need to choose the right ...

    How to Calculate Credit Card Interest

    By Meghan C - Tips for Low Interest
    Credit cards can make shopping easier in some ways, but they can also make it much more expensive. If you don’t pay off your balance every month – or fail to pay the bill at all – the interest charges quickly add up. If you’ll be making a ...

    Charge Card vs Credit Card: What's the Difference?

    By Meghan C - Tips for Charge
    There are a lot of cards out there, making it difficult to know which plastic to choose for your wallet. One of the best ways to narrow down your options is to first determine if you want a credit card or a charge card.
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    How Does Credit Card Car Rental Insurance Work

    By Meghan C - Tips for Car Rental Insurance
    Whether traveling for business or for pleasure, having the right credit card in your wallet can make your travels much easier – especially if you plan on renting a car. Many credit cards these days come armed with rental car insurance plans. But ...
    Infographics: Halloween by the Numbers

    Infographic: Halloween Statistics

    By Meghan C - Tips
    Halloween is quickly approaching (it's a tad creepy how fast it seems to come every year!) and that means that it's time to purchase candy, costumes, decorations and other party supplies to make this year spooktacular. Before you pull out your ...

    What's The Catch? Blue Cash Everyday Review

    September 24, 2011 - By Meghan C - Reviews for Blue Cash Everyday
    If you want a cash back credit card with the same rewards categories year-round, then consider the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express. Read on for the pros and cons.

    Editorial Note: This content is not provided by American Express. Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author's alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by American Express.

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