Review of the Barclaycard Upromise World MasterCard

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If you’d rather save for your child’s college education than get cash back or other credit card rewards, the Barclaycard is an excellent option. Through the popular Upromise program, you can put this card’s hefty cash back rewards directly into a college savings account. What is Upromise? Upromise is a broad program that offers cash […]

Published or Updated: June 2, 2014

5 Credit Cards that Offer Price Matching

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There are few things in life as frustrating as making a major purchase, such as a big screen TV, only to see it on sale two weeks later. You could have saved $150 if only you had waited. Unfortunately, there is no crystal ball for determining when some items will go on sale. You either […]

Published or Updated: November 18, 2013

Discover it Credit Card Review (now with free FICO score)

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I‘ve carried the Discover card for longer than I can remember. Originally called the Discover More Card, it’s now known as the Discover it®. It’s one of my favorite cash back credit cards. Historically, Discover is known for two things: (1) excellent cash back rewards, and (2) excellent 0% APR introductory rate offers on balance […]

Published or Updated: May 1, 2014

3 Credit Cards That Pay 2% Cash Back on All Purchases

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The holy grail of cash back rewards cards are those that pay two percent on all purchases. We’re not talking about rotating categories, like the 5% cards. And we aren’t talking about rewards that are capped (5% rotating category cards cap the rewards you can earn). We are talking about true 2% cash back credit […]

Published or Updated: October 19, 2013

Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express Review

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With the vacation season fast approaching, it is a good time to review one of the highest rated travel rewards credit cards available – . With this card, cardholders can earn Starpoints faster than with any other card. From up to 25,000 bonus Starpoints, free hotel stays, and 1:1 transfer of Starpoints to most major […]

Published or Updated: February 28, 2014

5 Steps to Choosing Your First Credit Card

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While it’s true that many 18-to-24-year-olds regularly overspend, it’s also true that many young adults try hard to avoid debt — especially credit card debt. Liz Weston in a MSN Money article outlines the reasons young people hate credit cards: they don’t want the temptation to overspend and have seen credit card debt wreck the […]

Published or Updated: September 7, 2013

What Credit Score Do You Need To Get A Credit Card?

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Using a credit card responsibly can be a great way to build credit and take advantage of cash back and travel rewards. But you may be wondering if your credit score is good enough to get a credit card. There’s no general minimum credit score to get a credit card. Some credit cards, particularly those […]

Published or Updated: March 31, 2014

7 Little-Known Ways to Save on Airfare and Airline Fees

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When it comes to airfare and airline fees, there are several myths that can cost you serious cash if you aren’t careful. Think booking as early as possible will guarantee the lowest fare? That’s just not true. Have you accepted checked bag fees as a part of flying? Actually, there are several ways around them. […]

Published or Updated: June 17, 2014

Think Like a Frequent Flyer to Get the Most from Your Credit Card

Simply having a travel rewards credit card doesn’t mean that you are maximizing the benefit. While most of you probably know that these credit cards accumulate frequent flier miles, there are many lesser-known perks that could help you get the most from your credit card. 1. Read the Fine Print for Any ‘Secret’ Travel Perks […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2014