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Personal Finance 2020-11-30T21:55:11Z
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The most important things to do when you get a new credit card, from an expert with over 20 cards in his wallet

Follow this checklist of actions to take when your new card arrives in the mail to avoid missing out on a big sign-up bonus or valuable benefits.
Personal Finance 2020-11-30T18:00:22Z
Bank of America Travel Rewards 4x3

Bank of America Travel Rewards credit card review: Straightforward 1.5x earning and broad travel categories for redeeming make this card a good choice for beginners

Along with a welcome bonus worth $250 in travel and 1.5x points on all purchases, you can use rewards for a surprising variety of travel purchases.
Personal Finance 2020-11-27T21:56:42Z
Bank of America Cash Rewards 4x3

Bank of America Cash Rewards credit card review: Choose your own 3% cash-back category and customize this card for your spending habits, with no annual fee

Choose one 3% cash back category from a list with the Bank of America Cash Rewards credit card. Plus, earn a $200 cash-back bonus with no annual fee.
Personal Finance 2020-11-27T19:42:26Z

Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select card review: A solid welcome bonus plus benefits like a free checked bag can save you lots of money

The Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard offers a big bonus, free checked bag on domestic itineraries, preferred boarding, and more.
Personal Finance 2020-11-27T17:43:52Z

Use the best credit cards for Black Friday and Cyber Monday to earn the most rewards on your holiday spending, whether you prefer cash back or flexible points

Black Friday and Cyber Monday isn't just about big discounts — you can earn hefty rewards from your holiday shopping by using the right credit cards.
Personal Finance 2020-11-27T16:34:55Z

Credit card points can save you money on holiday shopping, but you could be better off saving them for post-pandemic travel

Points can help lower your holiday expenses, but you don't always get great value. If you have a budget for gifts, consider using a new card instead.
Personal Finance 2020-11-26T14:01:10Z

Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi review: Generous rewards at the bulk retailer and beyond, with a few caveats to consider

The Costco Anywhere Visa earns more cash back on gas than on Costco purchases. If you don't mind redeeming rewards once a year, it's a decent option.
Personal Finance 2020-11-25T20:31:16Z

Citi Double Cash card review: One of the best cash-back cards has no annual fee, and 0% intro APR on balance transfers for 18 months

If you prefer simplicity, the Citi Double Cash card earns 2% cash back (1% when you buy and 1% when you pay) on all purchases — with no annual fee.
Personal Finance 2020-11-25T20:02:58Z

You can transfer Citi ThankYou points to 16 airline partners, and the best programs can save you thousands of miles on flights to destinations like Hawaii

You can transfer Citi ThankYou points to 16 airlines, including JetBlue, Singapore Airlines, and Avianca — and some offer terrific award sweet spots.
Personal Finance 2020-11-25T14:59:00Z

Discover just added Best Buy to its 5% cash-back calendar, and it's perfect timing for Black Friday shoppers

Discover it cardholders can now earn 5% cash back at Best Buy — plus Amazon,, and, on up to $1,500 in combined spending in Q4.
Personal Finance 2020-11-25T14:51:00Z

If you're shopping for the holidays, these 6 credit cards can get you the most points or cash back

Make sure you're using a credit card for your holiday shopping that will protect your purchases and earn you bonus rewards.
Personal Finance 2020-11-24T21:48:00Z

The best credit cards for Amazon purchases

You can buy just about everything at Amazon. Make sure you're doing it with the right credit card to earn the most bonus points or cash back.
Personal Finance 2020-11-24T17:51:00Z

My fiancé and I refuse to get a joint credit card once we're married, and we're convinced it will make our lives easier

We won't get a joint credit card or add each other as ized users after we're married, even though our family and experts say we should.
Personal Finance 2020-11-23T22:09:00Z

Using a 0% APR credit card for holiday shopping can save money on interest, but be sure to avoid these pitfalls that could hurt you in the long run

An introductory 0% APR on purchases or balance transfers can help you avoid big interest charges — but only if you have a plan to pay off the debt.
Personal Finance 2020-11-23T21:58:00Z

For a limited time, you can redeem Amex Membership Rewards for holiday shopping at small businesses — and you'll even get more value from your points than usual

From November 28 to December 31, you can save money and support small businesses by redeeming points through the Amex Shop Small Holiday Gift Guide.
Personal Finance 2020-11-20T22:20:41Z

Discover it Cash Back card review: No annual fee and get all your rewards matched after the first 12 months

The Discover it Cash Back card will match the rewards you've earned in first 12 months, and you'll earn 5% back in rotating quarterly categories.
Personal Finance 2020-11-20T22:09:00Z

I ignored Dave Ramsey's famous advice about credit cards, and it's helped me earn $1,500 in rewards

Ignoring personal finance icon Dave Ramsey's advice about credit cards freed the to earn rewards and points worth cash.
Personal Finance 2020-11-20T19:39:00Z

Citi Premier card review: One of the best welcome bonuses around, plus lots of options for earning and redeeming points

The Citi Premier 60,000-point bonus is a great start. You'll also earn 3x ThankYou points on airlines, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, and gas.
Personal Finance 2020-11-20T15:16:00Z

7 reasons to consider the new Amex Platinum 75,000-point offer, even if you're not traveling right now

The American Express Platinum limited-time 75,000-point bonus won't be around forever. Even if you're not traveling now, it's worth it to apply.
Personal Finance 2020-11-19T22:37:00Z

American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp Card review: Earn American Airlines miles on your everyday spending without an annual fee

The no-annual-fee AAdvantage MileUp card bonus is 10,000 miles and a $50 statement credit, and you'll earn 2x on American Airlines and groceries.
Personal Finance 2020-11-19T19:21:00Z

These are the 5 ways I'm using credit card rewards to pay for every single holiday gift I buy this year

If you're on a tight budget this year, you can still splurge on holiday gifts by redeeming the credit card points sitting idle in your account.
Personal Finance 2020-11-18T22:34:00Z

The Chase Ink business cards all come with hefty sign-up bonuses, and the best one depends mostly on how you spend and travel

Any of the Chase Ink Business credit cards — Preferred, Cash, and Unlimited — are excellent picks for small-business owners. Here's how they compare.
Personal Finance 2020-11-18T18:58:00Z

American Express Platinum versus the Chase Sapphire Reserve: Which premium credit card is right for you?

The Chase Sapphire Reserve and American Express Platinum are two of the most popular — and rewarding — premium credit cards. Here's our comparison.
Personal Finance 2020-11-18T18:19:00Z

The Capital One Walmart Rewards Mastercard isn't your typical store credit card, and it's now offering a $50 sign-up bonus for a very short time

The Capital One Walmart Rewards Mastercard has a limited-time sign-up bonus and offers good cash back for a store credit card, with no annual fee.
Personal Finance 2020-11-17T18:00:00Z

Follow this checklist of things to do when you receive your new Amex Platinum credit card, and get hundreds of dollars in benefits and perks

You just received your new American Express Platinum card. Now, enroll your card for benefits, like elite status and airline, Uber, and Saks credits.
Personal Finance 2020-11-17T17:27:00Z

Citi Diamond Preferred card review: You won't earn rewards, but an extra-long introductory 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers can save you money

You'll get a 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 18 months — a great way to consolidate debt or cheaply pay over time.
Personal Finance 2020-11-16T23:30:05Z

Citi cardholders can earn 5% cash back for online purchases Thanksgiving week, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Most Citi personal and small-business cards qualify to earn 5% back for online shopping from November 24-30, on up to $1,500 in spending.
Personal Finance 2020-11-16T23:26:00Z

The latest limited-time credit card spending bonuses can boost your earnings in categories like groceries, streaming, and Amazon

Here are the most current promotions to help you use the right credit card and maximize rewards in each category.
Personal Finance 2020-11-16T21:22:00Z

Credit card issuers like American Express and Citi are making it easier than ever to earn and redeem points during quarantine

Amex, Capital One, and other issuers are making it easier to earn bonus points and enjoy card benefits with new, non-travel features.
Personal Finance 2020-11-16T21:15:00Z

Capital One Savor cardholders can earn up to 4% cash back on Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify, and it's now extended through April 2021

The Capital One Savor and SavorOne cards now earn bonus cash back on streaming services. This limited-time bonus is now extended until April 30, 2021.
Personal Finance 2020-11-16T21:07:00Z

If you have a Capital One Venture card, you can redeem your miles for food delivery and streaming services, and it's now extended through April 2021

Until April 30, 2021, you can use Capital One's purchase eraser feature to wipe food delivery and streaming service purchases from your statement.
Personal Finance 2020-11-16T20:28:00Z

The Capital One Venture 100,000-mile sign-up bonus is ending in less than a month, so don't wait to apply for one of our favorite travel credit cards

The increased 100k Capital One Venture Rewards credit card sign-up bonus will end December 14, so you only have a few weeks left to apply.
Personal Finance 2020-11-16T16:06:00Z

The Chase Ink Business Unlimited and Ink Business Cash are both great cards with no annual fee — the better option for you depends on your spending

Both offer a big bonus, but the Ink Business Unlimited earns 1.5% cash back everywhere, and the Ink Cash card has bonus categories for up to 5% back.
Personal Finance 2020-11-13T20:24:00Z

Chase Ink Business Cash card review: A no-annual-fee business card with a best-ever bonus worth $750 and strong earning categories

The Chase Ink Cash has an increased $750 (75,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point) bonus, plus 5x and 2x categories and benefits for your small business.
Personal Finance 2020-11-13T20:05:00Z

The Amex Platinum is available to active-duty servicemembers at no annual fee — but even with the fee, the credit card is a great value

Here's how active-duty US servicemembers can get the Amex Platinum Card's fee waived. The card offers a fantastic value and great travel benefits.
Personal Finance 2020-11-13T19:59:00Z

Blue Cash Preferred versus Blue Cash Everyday: We compare two of the best Amex cards for cash back

The Blue Cash Preferred and Blue Cash Everyday Amex cards both earn cash back, but there are key differences to note when picking which one to get.
Personal Finance 2020-11-13T17:10:00Z

Amex Blue Cash Everyday card review: It's hard to beat for bonus cash back without an annual fee

This card from Amex has no annual fee, and offers bonus cash back at US supermarkets, US gas stations, and select US department stores.
Personal Finance 2020-11-13T14:43:00Z

Amex Platinum review: The best card for airport lounge access and other high-end travel perks, with a 75,000-point welcome bonus

I review the American Express Platinum card, which comes with a big annual fee but offers even more back thanks to its valuable perks.
Personal Finance 2020-11-12T22:25:00Z

The no-annual-fee Amex Blue Cash Everyday has increased its welcome bonus and it's worth up to $300 — including 20% back on Amazon purchases

With the increased limited-time bonuses on the Amex Blue Cash EveryDay and Blue Cash Preferred credit cards, you can earn up to $300 cash back.
Personal Finance 2020-11-12T22:18:00Z

The Amex Platinum just launched an increased welcome bonus of 75,000 points, plus a unique twist that can earn you up to 150,000 more in the first 6 months

The Amex Plat has increased its bonus to 75k points, plus earn 10x at US supermarkets and US gas stations on up to $15k spent in the first 6 months.
Personal Finance 2020-11-11T22:48:00Z

3 credit cards that give you bonus points or cash back for using PayPal, no matter where you shop

Use these credit cards with PayPal to earn bonus rewards shopping online and more. One earns 5% back with PayPal until the end of 2020.
Personal Finance 2020-11-11T21:38:00Z

4 strategies to get more from your credit cards during the pandemic, from experts who have done it

If your spending has changed during quarantine, your credit card strategy probably should too. Many experts have switched to cash-back cards.
Personal Finance 2020-11-11T20:15:00Z

Chase Ink Business Unlimited card review: No annual fee and an impressive sign-up bonus make this card perfect for small-business owners who want to minimize costs

Along with an increased $750 (75,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point) bonus, the Ink Business Unlimited offers benefits many no-annual-fee cards don't.
Personal Finance 2020-11-11T15:24:00Z

6 reasons you should think twice before getting a store credit card, even if it's offering a steep discount up front

Store credit cards may have enticing sign-up offers, but they're not the most rewarding option — and the interest rates are extremely high.
Personal Finance 2020-11-10T21:16:00Z

The best small business credit cards of 2020

Find the best business credit card to separate you personal and work-related expenses while earning valuable rewards like cash back or travel points.
Personal Finance 2020-11-10T19:47:00Z

2 Chase Ink business credit cards are currently offering their highest-ever sign-up bonus, worth $750 — but it won't be available for long

You can earn 75,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points (worth $750 in cash back) with the Chase Ink Cash and Ink Business Unlimited highest-ever offer.
Personal Finance 2020-11-10T19:46:00Z

The Chase Sapphire Preferred 60,000-point sign-up bonus is worth up to $750 — and it's a great choice if you're new to credit card rewards

The Chase Sapphire Preferred offers 60,000 flexible Ultimate Rewards points — and you have lots of redemption options, from cash back to travel.
Personal Finance 2020-11-10T19:43:00Z

Chase Sapphire Preferred review: One of the best rewards cards for beginners, with a sign-up bonus worth up to $750

The Chase Sapphire Preferred is one of the best credit cards with an annual fee under $100. Benefits include bonus points on dining and travel.
Personal Finance 2020-11-10T19:42:00Z

The best credit card offers in November: earn points, miles, or cash back

The best credit card offers of November, including bonuses from Amex, Southwest, United, the Chase Sapphire Preferred, and more.
Personal Finance 2020-11-10T19:41:00Z

4 reasons to apply for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card now, beyond an excellent welcome bonus

The Sapphire Preferred is a great card, even aside from the welcome bonus. Just make sure you're under 5/24 before you apply.
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