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Chase Sapphire Preferred® announces largest ever signup bonus Written by Brooklyn Lowery How does a signup bonus worth $1,250 sound? The CardName is now offering new cardholders 100,000 bonus Chase Ultimate Rewards® points when you spend just $4,000 in the first three months of card membership. It's the highest ever offer on this card, among the most attractive we've seen on any card, and we think it's ...
Survey: Early financial education at home matters, but there’s a gender gap Written by Brooklyn Lowery Early financial education can make a lifetime's worth of difference. It's a gift that keeps on giving. Unfortunately, women are less likely to receive this gift than men. A new CardRatings.com survey reveals a gender gap in how today's adults were taught about financial responsibility by their parents. This gap has lingering impacts on whether respondents ...
Best and worst states for credit: Who's faring best post-pandemic? Written by Richard Barrington The COVID pandemic has had many economic impacts. Some of them have yet to be fully felt. A new CardRatings.com study of the Best and Worst States for Credit Conditions shows that on the surface, household finances have been surprisingly resilient during the pandemic. However, government programs put in place to ease financial burdens may be ...
Paying for a wedding on a credit card – is it worth it? Written by Liz Taurasi Wedding expenses can add up quickly. From booking venues to hiring photographers, planning a honeymoon and everything in between; it's a big day, and most couples have big plans. While you may not have cash on hand for all of these expenses, before you turn to use your credit card to offset some of them, ...
Looking at the past, present, future of women's financial independence Written by Liz Taurasi The challenges women have encountered for centuries have varied when it comes to their independence and opportunities for self-sufficiency. And, while it's true great strides have occurred in the past 100 years, it may come as a surprise that significant hurdles to their financial independence remained in place until just decades ago. Even now, while ...
Planning ahead for 2021 travel and beyond Written by Geoff Williams Your next vacation is coming. You may not be traveling tomorrow, next week or next month, but sooner or later, we're all going to wake up, and say, "Wait, a minute. I've been vaccinated for COVID-19. My neighbors have been vaccinated. My cousin's second cousin has been vaccinated. It's safe to fly. It's safe to ...
Credit card perks to take advantage of in 2021 Written by Maryalene LaPonsie For much of 2020, the global COVID-19 pandemic meant travelers were grounded and weekend entertainment options were limited. As people stayed home and their spending habits changed, credit card companies responded with new rewards and perks. It may be a new year, but many of these new credit card perks are carrying over into 2021, in ...
Is a balance transfer credit card right for you? Written by Kenya McCullum Although credit cards can help you with cash flow during a crisis, an unchecked long-term balance can drain your savings and prevent you from achieving your financial goals. Conventional wisdom might have it that if you do accumulate a heavy balance over multiple cards, you can simply consolidate all that debt neatly onto a single credit ...
Is it a good time to apply for a credit card? Written by Jennifer Doss Perhaps the COVID-19 pandemic had you on the fence about applying for a new credit card in 2020. It was a year of unknowns, after all, and adding a new credit card to your wallet possibly felt like a risky financial move. With (hopefully) brighter days ahead in 2021, you may be starting off the year ...
Guide to Capital One Miles Written by Maryalene LaPonsie When it comes to maximizing travel rewards, Capital One miles after often overshadowed by more well-known travel programs like Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership Rewards. However, because of Capital One's "purchase eraser" feature, Capital One miles are some of the easiest travel rewards there are to redeem. Simply swipe you card for purchases, ...

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