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Our credit card picks to grow your small business

Being a small business owner comes with a unique set of challenges. For one thing, you're often called upon to be a "Jack/Jill of all trades" and that can leave you feeling like a master of none. Streamlining and simplifying are always top priorities, so why are you still trying to make a personal credit card [...]

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How do credit card issuers define 'travel'?

This is about the time of year when everyone starts thinking about redeeming travel rewards. That is, school is out and the kids are free (and bored) or maybe you're just badly wanting an escape from your everyday grind. Whatever your rationale, if you're searching for a place to travel, you'd do well to search [...]

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Double dip to maximize your credit card rewards

Massive signup bonuses, strategic spending in specific categories or using your credit card for everyday purchases aren't the only way to rack up rewards. Savvy consumers use another strategy to maximize bonuses: double dipping. Double dipping can take several forms, from using a rewards card to book travel with your preferred airline and amassing miles or points [...]

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A billion reasons to donate your credit card reward points

Can you donate your credit card rewards? We'll cut to the chase: Yes, you can. Sure, a lot of people love cash-back rewards as a tool for saving money and getting perks you wouldn't otherwise get, but some people like to use their savings as a way to give a gift to a charity; it's [...]

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Age-by-age guide to teaching kids about money

If you're a parent who has ever made any questionable financial decisions, like buying a car you really couldn't afford or skipping a bill payment in order to buy a new sweater, you've promised yourself - my kids are not going to make the same mistakes. But your kids probably aren't listening to you now when [...]

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Best travel rewards credit cards of November 2019

TABLE OF CONTENTSBEST TRAVEL REWARDS CREDIT CARDS WHAT CAN A TRAVEL REWARDS CREDIT CARD DO FOR YOU? HOW DO TRAVEL CREDIT CARDS WORK? HOW TO COMPARE TRAVEL REWARDS CREDIT CARDS? [RELATED_ARTICLE]List of Top PicksCardName - Transferable Rewards CardName - Fixed-Value Rewards CardName - No-Annual-Fee Travel Rewards CardName - Small Business Travel Rewards CardName - Premium Travel Rewards Card CardName - Airline Rewards CardName - Hotel [...]

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3 things you need to know about company credit cards

There seems to be more confusion than you might expect out there on how to use a company credit card. True, millions of people use them every day without making the news, but there are also plenty of local headlines about employees getting in hot water for how they've managed their business credit card. A quick [...]

Categories: Small Business
Best small bank and credit union credit cards of November 2019

Sure there are lots of big banks out there who hire celebrities to sing the praises of flashy credit cards loaded with perks and features. But what if you prefer smaller, more personal and less flashy (but still loaded with perks and features)? In that case, it’s time to look at credit unions and smaller regional [...]

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Credit card guide to Spring Break: 6 things to know before you go

Your bags are packed, your reservations are made, and spring break looks like it's going to be legendary. But legendary can go both ways. So the question is, will you remember your vacation because it was one of the best weeks of your life, or the worst? After all, while there are many factors that can [...]

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The best and worst states for credit conditions

The U.S. economy has come a long way since the wreckage of the financial crisis, but some states have made more progress than others. Is your state one of the winners or is it one of the losers? Since 2011, CardRatings has ranked credit conditions in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, based on [...]

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