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The Capital One Venture Rewards credit cards have become very popular for award travel. They are great cards for beginner credit card points and miles users and offer huge amounts of flexibility in how you can redeem your miles. The easiest way to use your Venture miles is in the form of statement credits on […]

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Have you ever returned from your amazing international trip, received your credit card statement, and noticed extra charges in the form of foreign transaction fees? I have, and it is so annoying to realize you paid $30 for nothing. An honest moment —I’ve even done that since starting in the points and miles game! 😜 […]

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Without a doubt, if you can get a business credit card, you will get more credit card points and miles for travel. When you first think about business credit cards, you may think that only thriving, “real” businesses can get a business credit card. Not so. The question, “can I get a business credit card?” […]

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We talk a lot about Chase business cards, particularly the Ink Business Cash (our favorite) and the Ink Business Unlimited. However, we haven’t talked much about the Chase Ink Business Preferred. Have you wondered why? The minimum spend on it has always been so high at $15,000 in the first 3 months that it just […]

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I’d have to say that American Airlines is an airline that I don’t usually fly because it doesn’t have as big of a presence in Denver as others. I have used it a few times to travel from Phoenix to Puerto Vallarta and also to London in business class seats, and I have no complaints. […]

American Express Green Card

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We talk more about the American Express Platinum and Gold cards, but a third American Express card earns Membership Rewards. And now’s the time to talk about it because there is an increase on the American Express Green Card welcome offer.   The welcome offer has increased from 40K to 60K Membership Rewards with 20% […]

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IHG often has great signup bonuses on their cards, but they fall “under the radar” compared to the other hotel brands. They have long been my second favorite brand (after Hyatt, of course). We have many readers asking us about how we use our IHG points, so here goes! First of all, there are several […]

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With the increased sign-up bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, we are getting a lot of inquiries on downgrading it in order to re-apply. Let’s go over the basics of how to downgrade a Chase card and when it makes sense to do so.   When It Makes Sense to Downgrade a Chase card […]

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I just took advantage of the Fine Hotel and Resorts offer that comes with the Platinum Card from American Express. In case you aren’t familiar with this great offer, it is basically that each year you can book a stay at a Fine Hotel and Resort with American Express, and you will get a $200 statement […]

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Are you meeting the minimum spend on a credit card right now? If not, you might need a new credit card! One of the hardest things is trying to figure out which card you should apply for next. Here are 7 easy steps to help you make that decision easier.   1. Are You Under […]

Credit Cards

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Even though we are all about applying for credit cards and grabbing those bonuses and rewards for free flights and hotels, we want to caution you about some mistakes you could make. Here are ten credit card mistakes we hope you never make!   1. Not Paying Off Your Credit Cards Monthly We absolutely love […]

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It’s that time of year to review whether you’ve used all your credit card annual benefits. If not, get to it! Nothing is worse than realizing you left some benefits on the table that you could have used. Let’s review the major benefits of some of our most popular credit cards! It’s time to check […]

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One of the things we hear a lot is people’s reluctance to pay an annual fee on a credit card. Obviously, we’d love there to be no annual fees or at least to have them all waived the first year. Sadly, that is not usually the case. The key to this post is a reminder […]

Santorini, Greece windmills in Oia

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People always want to know about our top three credit card recommendations. We’ve talked about our favorite business card but let’s just talk personal cards today. Here you go!   Chase Sapphire Preferred It comes as no surprise to many of you that the Chase Sapphire Preferred card is our #1 favorite card. It is […]

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As you probably know, the Chase Ink Business Cash is our favorite business credit card. Let’s talk about our second favorite business card from Chase, the Chase Ink Business Unlimited. Right now, it offers an  signup bonus of 75,000 Ultimate Rewards after spending $6,000 in three months. The timing couldn’t be better for meeting a […]

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The Southwest Airlines credit cards are some of my very favorites! I have gotten so much value out of the points I have earned on them. My favorite was probably taking my whole family to Maui. What makes these cards even better is that by opening a personal and business card, you can earn the Southwest […]

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When it comes to  Chase Ink Business cards, many people are wishing they could get one again or wondering, “can I have both?” The answer is YES! Let’s go over how to get a business card again using our favorites, the Chase Ink Business cards, as an example. Chase Business Cards Chase has three business […]

Couple standing in front of waterfall in Kauai. Used Chase Ultimate Rewards for this free trip.

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    Have I told you how much I love Chase Ultimate Rewards? Well, if I haven’t, let me tell you. I love them soooooo soooo much! Sometimes almost more than dollars 😆. I kid, but I do really love them! But before I get into why I love them, let’s talk about what they […]

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Credit card application rules vary by bank. Knowing the different rules increases your odds of approval when you apply for a card and helps you decide which card to apply for next. This is one of those not “too exciting” posts that is important to look at when you want to apply for a new […]

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One of the best cards out there is not available to apply to anymore. The Ritz-Carlton card is one of my favorite cards that I keep and have no plans to get rid of. You may not be able to apply for it anymore but you can get it through a product change. These are […]

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We love our credit cards for the points/miles we earn for free to nearly free travel. We also enjoy all the benefits each card offers us that make the annual fee worth paying year after year. Did you know that some credit cards come with cell phone protection? Let’s go over these as the cost […]

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