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4 Credit Cards That Reward You for Putting Dinner on the Table

4 Credit Cards That Reward You for Putting Dinner on the Table

4 Credit Cards That Reward You for Putting Dinner on the Table

[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired and/or are no longer available on our site. You can view the current offers from our partners in our credit card marketplace. DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Whether you’re feeding a family of five or trying to craft the perfect Bolognese sauce, it can be... Read More

4 Credit Cards With Great Security Features

4 Credit Cards With Great Security Features

4 Credit Cards With Great Security Features

[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired and/or are no longer available on our site. You can view the current offers from our partners in our credit card marketplace. DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Thieves lurk in the physical and virtual world, looking for ways to access your credit card number or... Read More

3 Credit Cards Book Lovers May Want to Add to Their Collection

3 Credit Cards Book Lovers May Want to Add to Their Collection

3 Credit Cards Book Lovers May Want to Add to Their Collection

Bibliophiles know there’s no better way to pass the time than to get lost between the covers of a good book. But a love for stocking your bookshelves, means spending a lot of time and money at the bookstore. True book lovers may want help affording their literary habit. Whether you prefer thrilling page turners, thoroughly researched... Read More

Travel Often? Make Sure Your Credit Card Has These 6 Features

Travel Often? Make Sure Your Credit Card Has These 6 Features

Travel Often? Make Sure Your Credit Card Has These 6 Features

Travel credit cards come in many forms and offer a variety of benefits. Some cards earn miles and points that can be redeemed for travel expenses, while others might be tied to specific hotel chains or airlines. The benefits and costs vary. Frequent travelers should choose a card that rewards the way they spend and... Read More

5 Credit Cards That Take the Bite out of Pricey Pet Bills

5 Credit Cards That Take the Bite out of Pricey Pet Bills

5 Credit Cards That Take the Bite out of Pricey Pet Bills

[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired and/or are no longer available on our site. You can view the current offers from our partners in our credit card marketplace. DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Your pets are more than just cute — they’re members of the family. Like any family member, you want to... Read More

3 Credit Cards That Help Music Fans See the Coolest Shows

3 Credit Cards That Help Music Fans See the Coolest Shows

3 Credit Cards That Help Music Fans See the Coolest Shows

[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here — Citi ThankYou Preferred Card and Amex EveryDay® Credit Card. DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Concerts let you experience your favorite musical artists with a community of like-minded fans in a live setting. Live music fanatics know... Read More

3 Credit Cards for Bad Credit That Actually Offer Rewards

3 Credit Cards for Bad Credit That Actually Offer Rewards

3 Credit Cards for Bad Credit That Actually Offer Rewards

[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners once they become available here — Discover it Secured and Credit One Cash Back Rewards Visa. DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] If you have bad credit, you may think you’re automatically unqualified for credit cards that... Read More

5 Cards to Help You Quickly Save Up for Summer Vacation

5 Cards to Help You Quickly Save Up for Summer Vacation

5 Cards to Help You Quickly Save Up for Summer Vacation

[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired and/or are no longer available on our site. You can view the current offers from our partners in our credit card marketplace. DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Vacations can require a lot of upfront planning. That includes coming up with the funds to pay for your... Read More

These 4 Small Business Credit Cards Are Perfect for Freelancers

These 4 Small Business Credit Cards Are Perfect for Freelancers

These 4 Small Business Credit Cards Are Perfect for Freelancers

[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners once they become available here — Capital One Spark Cash for Business and CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard. For current terms and conditions on other cards, please see card agreements. DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.]... Read More

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