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Best credit cards for Global Entry and TSA PreCheck reimbursements from our partners

TABLE OF CONTENTSWHAT IS GLOBAL ENTRY? WHAT IS TSA PRE✓? GLOBAL ENTRY VS. TSA PRECHECK WHICH IS BETTER, GLOBAL ENTRY OR TSA PRECHECK? BEST CREDIT CARDS FOR GLOBAL ENTRY AND TSA PRECHECK [RELATED_ARTICLE]There are a lot of things to love about traveling, but we think it’s safe to say that waiting in long airport security lines probably isn’t one of [...]

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Survey: Cardholders unaware of money-saving credit card perks, benefits

You've been told repeatedly: Read the fine print. Why? Because when it comes to a contract's fine print, it may not be fine at all. There may be something confusing or costly, like extra fees, hidden in a lot of legalese. But, if you're like a lot of credit cardholders, you could also be missing out on [...]

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Guide to the American Airlines AAdvantage program

TABLE OF CONTENTSHOW IS THE AMERICAN AIRLINES AADVANTAGE® PROGRAM STRUCTURED? HOW DO YOU EARN AMERICAN AIRLINES AADVANTAGE® MILES? HOW MUCH ARE AMERICAN AIRLINES AADVANTAGE® MILES WORTH? CREDIT CARDS THAT EARN AMERICAN AIRLINES AADVANTAGE® MILES ADDITIONAL TRAVEL REWARDS CREDIT CARD OPTIONS [RELATED_ARTICLE]With major hubs in Dallas and Charlotte, American Airlines sends off nearly 6,700 flights each day to almost 350 destinations [...]

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Guide to the Hilton Honors program

TABLE OF CONTENTSHOW IS THE HILTON HONORS PROGRAM STRUCTURED? HOW DO YOU EARN HILTON HONORS POINTS? HOW MUCH ARE HILTON HONORS POINTS WORTH? CREDIT CARDS THAT EARN HILTON HONORS POINTS ADDITIONAL TRAVEL REWARDS CREDIT CARD OPTIONS [RELATED_ARTICLE]As the company's loyalty program, Hilton Honors allows members to earn points for hotel stays, credit card purchases, car rentals and more. Those points [...]

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Guide to the Marriott Bonvoy program

TABLE OF CONTENTSHOW IS THE MARRIOTT BONVOY PROGRAM STRUCTURED? HOW DO YOU EARN MARRIOTT BONVOY POINTS? HOW MUCH ARE MARRIOTT BONVOY POINTS WORTH? CREDIT CARDS THAT EARN MARRIOTT BONVOY POINTS ADDITIONAL TRAVEL REWARDS CREDIT CARD OPTIONS [RELATED_ARTICLE]The merger of Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts created one of the largest hotel brands in the world. It also created a [...]

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Should you use your tax refund to pay off credit card debt?

Your tax refund came and it’s pretty big, so you're thinking of going on a vacation. Or maybe you’ll make some home improvements?  Or just stick it in your checking account to enjoy having extra money for a change… All worthy thoughts, but let us humbly suggest another, possibly less fun, idea: use your tax refund [...]

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Capital One® Venture® vs. Capital One® VentureOne®

Two of the Best from Capital One® Recognized among our best credit cards of 2019 thanks to their solid bonus reward offers and flat-rate earning structures, both the CardName discontinued and the CardName discontinued are attractive travel rewards credit card options for anyone looking to earn miles on every dollar they spend with their card — [...]

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve®

Two of the Best from Chase® Frequent travelers are sure to appreciate the fact that both the CardName discontinued and the CardName discontinued earns users multiple points per dollar spent not only on airline purchases, but on all travel related expenses, such as taxi rides and hotel stays, as well. This, paired with high-value introductory offers and [...]

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Survey: Rewards, not bonuses draw credit card applicants

Those flashy, lucrative welcome bonuses do entice people to apply for a new credit card, but a recent CardRatings survey revealed that a mega bonus isn't the primary thing people consider when applying for some of the most popular rewards cards on the market. In November and December 2018, CardRatings commissioned a survey of 200 users [...]

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2019 comparisons: Balance transfer credit cards

The last of the pine needles have been swept from the carpet, you've put the holiday tunes away until next year and the last Christmas cookie has finally been eaten. But still your holiday spending credit card debt remains. And with interest rates having done nothing but go up in 2018 (and likely continuing to do [...]

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