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If, on the other hand, you are looking to maximize reward points, then I have to ask, how will you use the card? If it is mostly for travel, perhaps some of the charge cards that offer bonus points for travel are best.
So your first objective is to determine how you are going to use the card and what you will use it for. But don't forget to check annual fees. The annual fees for American Express' charge cards vary, so make sure you will use it enough to justify the fee.
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