Decoding Your Credit Card Number [Infographic]

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Living in the U.S. without a credit card is close to impossible and most of us probably carry more than one card around with us at all times. But what do you actually know about your card? The good folks over at Mint.com put together a nice little infographic that explains what those numbers on your card really mean.

In case you thought these numbers were random, think again. And if you need a quick math challenge while you are checking out at the supermarket, the infographic also teaches you a little trick to see if your card is valid.

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Frederic Lardinois founded SiliconFilter in 2011. Before starting this site, he wrote about 1,500 articles for ReadWriteWeb. His areas of interest are consumer web and mobile apps, as well as Internet-connected devices like cars, smart sensors and toasters. You can reach him at [email protected]

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  1. Nice information.And now a days there are a lot of facilities offering by different banks so that to increase the user rate.And recently military credit cards are offering the best facilities.The best thing about this card is it automatically pays you the rewards in your account monthly without the usual $50 minimum like most credit cards.

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