What exactly is a cash back credit card? Could it really save me money?
Yes, cash back credit cards can help you save a few pennies on every dollar you spend. Some cash back cards don't charge an annual fee, while others let you pay a higher fee in exchange for larger rebates. The way you shop and spend can help you choose the best card for your lifestyle:
I want a credit card that gives cash back or rewards for medical expenses, groceries and gasoline
Most rewards cards pay at least 1 percent for all eligible purchases, including medical expenses. But the other two categories you mentioned -- gas and groceries -- have spawned major competition among lenders for a space in your wallet. But to your first point:
Rewards for medical expenses?
According to personal finance author Carmen Wong Ulrich, paying [...]
I am a senior on a fixed income. I want a low APR, no annual charge, and any other free incentives I can get.
Maybe you're not leading the jet-setting lifestyle depicted in ads for Chase Sapphire and Capital One Venture Card. You still deserve a great rewards credit card that can save you some money on your everyday purchases.
I found three that could fit your situation very well:
AARP Visa Card from Chase. This affinity rewards credit card offers [...]
I'm 19 and in the military, and I want to start building credit. Which credit card would be best?
Q: I want to start building credit by charging my phone, cable, and Internet bill to a rewards credit card. Which credit card would be best? Also, I'm 19 and in the military.
A: First, thanks for everything you're doing to protect us here at home. It's easy to focus on things like credit scores and [...]
I'm looking for a credit card that offers the best cash back rewards for everyday purchases all year, not just certain months of the year.
Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, these offers have expired and are no longer available.
Even though many of the leading cash back credit cards now include seasonal bonus offers, relatively few cardholders get to max out their earnings. Those offers require you to sign up every three months, and your purchasing habits may not [...]
I'm looking for a credit card that I can use to simplify my bills and earn either rewards or cash back at the same time.
Q: I'm looking for a credit card that I can use to simplify my bills and earn either rewards or cash back at the same time. I would like to set up one card to pay several bills, including auto payment, insurance, cell phone, and student loans. That way, I can be left with just [...]
What's typically better, cash back or rewards points?
Getting a better deal from a cash back credit card or a rewards credit card depends on your spending patterns and on how you like to treat yourself. You might be surprised to see some "cheesy" looking rewards points programs doling out five to six times the value of a typical cash back rebate.
First, it [...]
I am looking to apply for a credit card where I can add an authorized user with a cap on the limit that the authorized user can use. What are your recommendations?
Q: I am looking to apply for a credit card where I can add an authorized user. In addition, I would like to be able to put a cap on the limit that the authorized user can use. My Experian FICO score is a 693, what are your recommendations?
A: The right credit card offer for [...]
I do not see a review of the Bank of America Cash Rewards card. I was really interested in this card, as I was reading about it on their website.
Q: I do not see a review of the Bank of America Cash Rewards(TM) Credit Card. I was really interested in this card, as I was reading about it on their website. You get 1 percent on all qualifying purchases, 2 percent for groceries, and 3 percent on gas. This is great for me, since [...]
We are older, and ready to stop earning airline miles. Where can I find a credit card with a picture ID that has some cash back feature?
Q: We are older, and ready to stop earning airline miles. We heard about the Fidelity Rewards program and the Schwab Bank Invest credit cards through the Bottom Line article you wrote. We want a credit card that has a photo ID like the one we have with AA. No one else I can find [...]