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Chase Freedom Unlimited® vs. Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card

 The peace of mind provided by flat-rate cash-back rewards cards cannot be overstated. With the CardName and the CardName, you are able to easily rack up cash-back rewards without having to keep an updated calendar of the rotating bonus categories or enroll every quarter in order to receive bonus cash back. Both cards earn uncapped [...]

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Getting the most out of credit card concierge services

While you probably know all about your credit card's cash back or rewards program, you may be less familiar with all the other benefits it offers. For instance, if you have a premium card, you probably have credit card concierge services, which takes stress off your shoulder when it comes to things like trip research, [...]

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How are credit card companies protecting your identity?

It's a scary world out there, and credit cards are on the front lines of defense. It used to be that when you got a credit card, you focused on the interest rate and, if you had a good credit score, you were probably keenly interested in the rewards program. Then, if you felt you had [...]

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One quarter of credit card churners say practice isn't worth it, CardRatings survey reveals

Credit card welcome offers are an easy way to rack up valuable points, miles or cash back. Maybe too easy as far as card issuers are concerned. Some rewards points enthusiasts have embraced a questionable practice to maximize signup bonuses. They open an account, charge only enough needed to earn the welcome bonus and then either [...]

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Best credit cards for families of January 2020

TABLE OF CONTENTSBEST CREDIT CARDS FOR FAMILIES HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST CREDIT CARD FOR YOUR FAMILY BEST PRACTICES FOR USING A REWARDS CREDIT CARD SHOULD YOU ADD YOUR CHILDREN AS AUTHORIZED USERS ON YOUR CREDIT CARD? [RELATED_ARTICLE]No matter the size, shape or composition of your family, one thing is the same across the board: Families spend money.  And, [...]

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Disappearing features, new reward structures: Industry expert surveys credit card landscape

Beverly Harzog doesn't have a crystal ball to see what credit card bonuses, perks and features issuers might create next to entice new customers, but she does have the benefit of hindsight and experience. Harzog, a credit card expert and personal finance analyst with U.S. News and World Report, has about 30 years of experience in [...]

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What you need to know about metal credit cards

Heavier than their plastic counterparts, metal credit cards are gaining popularity among some credit card users. They’re sleek, sturdy and still relatively rare in comparison to plastic cards, making them a status symbol for some. So what are the benefits of metal credit cards? The cons? Who offers them? Let’s start with a bit of history [...]

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Cash back reigns supreme, travel cards lag behind, CardRatings survey finds

Rewards credit cards are working hard to woo customers with welcome offers that award tens of thousands of bonus points or miles. However, points or miles may not be what cardholders want. Instead, most people opt for cash-back credit cards, according to a CardRatings.com survey of 1,750 credit cardholders. Nearly three out of four survey respondents [...]

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Guide to Wells Fargo Go Far® Rewards

TABLE OF CONTENTSWHICH CREDIT CARDS EARN WELLS FARGO GO FAR® REWARDS? HOW MUCH ARE GO FAR® REWARDS WORTH? CAN I POOL MY GO FAR® REWARDS? DO MY GO FAR® REWARDS EXPIRE? [RELATED_ARTICLE]Wells Fargo's Go Far® Rewards program probably isn't the best known credit card rewards program out there, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth giving a second (or [...]

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Best credit cards for Global Entry and TSA PreCheck reimbursements

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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