How I Made $500 Off My Credit Cards This Year

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How I Made $500 Off My Credit Cards This Year

How I Made $500 Off My Credit Cards This Year

I’ve never considered myself a credit card rewards master. I don’t do any of the “hacks” that can help you earn more rewards. I don’t apply for a bunch of new credit cards every year to game the sign-up bonus system. And I don’t strategize and analyze every purchase to make sure I’m getting the... Read More

Do I Need Good Credit to Get a Rewards Credit Card?

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Do I Need Good Credit to Get a Rewards Credit Card?

Do I Need Good Credit to Get a Rewards Credit Card?

U.S. credit card users are fortunate to enjoy a strong market full of reward cards that offer generous returns in the form of points, miles or cash back. But for many credit card users, the most attractive reward cards remain out of reach as they are offered only to those with “excellent” credit. Thankfully, there are some solid reward credit... Read More

5 Times Credit Card Rewards Are Worth It

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5 Times Credit Card Rewards Are Worth It

5 Times Credit Card Rewards Are Worth It

Credit card rewards can be somewhat controversial. Banks love to promote the smiling faces of their cardholders siting on some beach, while critics claim it is all a mirage. Certainly, those who spend more money or rack up debt in order to earn rewards will find that what they receive is never worth it (here... Read More

The Best Cash-Back Credit Cards in America

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The Best Cash-Back Credit Cards in America

The Best Cash-Back Credit Cards in America

As airlines and hotels continue to decrease the value of the points and miles they offer through their co-branded credit cards, cash back remains the reward of choice for many cardholders. And credit card issuers understand their customers’ need for a simple program that offers the one reward that no one will likely ever have... Read More

The Best Cash Rewards Credit Cards in America

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The Best Cash Rewards Credit Cards in America

The Best Cash Rewards Credit Cards in America

This month, in our Best Credit Cards In America series, we look at the best cash rewards cards. Cash-back rewards have many advantages over receiving points or miles. Unlike airline miles and hotel points, cash rewards are easy to redeem and can be used to pay any expense. In addition, all the points and miles... Read More

How to Pick a Cash Reward Credit Card

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How to Pick a Cash Reward Credit Card

How to Pick a Cash Reward Credit Card

Rewards points and miles have a rather ephemeral quality; their entire existence is subject to the whim of a corporation’s loyalty program. On the other hand, cash back will always be the most valuable currency when it comes to credit card rewards. Unlike points and miles, cash can be used to pay your mortgage, to... Read More

Can Credit Card Rewards Be Too Generous?

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Can Credit Card Rewards Be Too Generous?

Can Credit Card Rewards Be Too Generous?

Rewards credit card users are getting used to the idea of earning valuable points, miles, and cash back for their spending. At the same time, the card issuers are becoming ever more dependent on offering these rewards in order to attract and retain new cardholders. But in their frenzy to acquire valuable new customers, do... Read More

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