Fed interest rate hike means it’s time to review your credit cards

Pile of Credit CardsYou may hardly notice the first Federal Reserve rate increase in nearly a decade, but it makes now a good time to consider making changes to the credit cards you use. If you carry a balance, you may be able to reduce the future cost of your debt. If you don’t, you should be looking for better rewards deals.

The Fed on Wednesday increased its benchmark short-term interest rate, which it last raised in 2006 and which has hovered around zero since 2008, 0.25 percent.

In my latest for Reuters, what this hike means for you and your credit cards.

In my latest for Bankrate, how to balance diversification and simplicity in your financial life.

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