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British Airways Visa Signature® Card Earn Miles Toward International Flight

by Luke Landes

Editors Note: This offer is no longer available. It’s never completely safe to sign up for a credit card due only to its initial bonus. Many cards entice customers by offering a decent cash back bonus, then turn around and charge a high annual fee with a ridiculous interest rate. Before you know it, you’re ... Continue reading this article…

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Chase Freedom® $100 Cash Back Bonus Credit Card

by Luke Landes

One of my favorite cash back credit card offers has always been the Chase Freedom® card, primarily because of the initial bonus offer combined with a great cash rewards program and low APR if you apply with excellent credit. The Chase Freedom® card provides all new Chase cardholders a $100 statement credit after spending $500 ... Continue reading this article…

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Ink Classic Business Card

by Luke Landes

You may have noticed that I’ve reviewed a few different versions of the Chase Ink small business product line, including a charge card designed for ultimate purchasing power and a cash back card offering big bonuses for maximum spending. The Ink Classic® Business Card is a rewards business card offering bonus points in addition to ... Continue reading this article…

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Discover More Card Review

by Luke Landes

Twenty years ago, Discover was considered the joke of the credit card world. Discover cards weren’t accepted anywhere, and people who owned a Discover card were sometimes embarrassed to take it out of their wallets. Even just a few years ago, Discover was the butt of a joke on the cartoon Family Guy, where Peter ... Continue reading this article…

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Increase Your Credit Score

by Luke Landes
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Somewhere along the line, American consumer society has progressed to the point where access to debt is almost essential to living a middle class life. If owning a house is the modern American dream, most Americans wouldn’t be able to achieve this without the help of the finance industry. As a result, our finances rely ... Continue reading this article…

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PenFed Credit Cards Review

by Luke Landes

Even though you’ve probably seen hundreds of commercials for Discover, Citibank, Chase, Capital One, Bank of America and American Express, the best credit card issuer continues to be Pentagon Federal Credit Union, and their line of six — only six — credit cards, three of which we list below. PenFed is a credit union designed ... Continue reading this article…

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Marriott Rewards Credit Card Review

by Luke Landes

The small percentage of people who optimize their credit card rewards require using specific credit cards for specific types of purchases. Maximizing these rewards requires willpower, and possibly at least ten different cards. One travel rewards card would be used to book flights and pay for other travel expenses, one gas rewards card would be ... Continue reading this article…

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Ink Plus℠ with Ultimate Rewards℠ $100 Bonus Cash Back

by Luke Landes

Editor’s Note: This limited-time offer has expired. One of the more difficult credit cards to be approved for is a small business credit card. Many small businesses that are just starting out don’t have the credit necessary to be approved for a high-end credit card. Therefore, small business owners often need to put their personal ... Continue reading this article…

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Blue Sky from American Express Review

by Luke Landes

Editor’s Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. Most American own multiple credit cards, sometimes as many as ten. Is this overkill, even though credit cards can be valuable tools? Perhaps. For anyone who optimizes credit card rewards, while trying to minimize the typical effect of increased spending ... Continue reading this article…

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Chase Eliminating Debit Card Rewards

by Luke Landes

JP Morgan Chase Bank is not done changing its programs in apparent response to new regulations against fees. The large bank is increasing ATM fees to $5 for non-customers and considering limiting debit card transactions to $50 or $100. Now, Bloomberg News is reporting that they are eliminating their debit card rewards program. Debit card ... Continue reading this article…

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Chase Sapphire Card $100 Cash Back

by Luke Landes

Chase’s latest move is to consider limiting debit card transactions to $50 or $100. This plan may never be implemented, but regardless of whether it does, credit cards are often better choices than debit cards. If the plan is implemented, debit card users may need to consider using credit cards more often. Merchants will be ... Continue reading this article…

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Capital One Venture Card Matching Airline Miles

by Luke Landes

Editor’s Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. If you have an airline miles credit card, Capital One is offering the chance for you to double your mileage balance on that card, up to 100,000 miles. The cash value of those 100,000 miles is $1,000, so this is ... Continue reading this article…

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Ink℠ Bold with Ultimate Rewards

by Luke Landes

Many small businesses are successful in part due to smart use of credit early on. Although personal debt is bad, it can often make sense for a business to use credit, whether in the form of loans or credit cards. Some businesses do well when the owner has money to invest himself, but that isn’t ... Continue reading this article…

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Citi Dividend Platinum Select Visa Card earn $100 Cash Back

by Luke Landes

Editor’s Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. The Citi Dividend Platinum Select Visa Card is included in the list of the best cash back credit cards, and with the latest offer of $100 bonus cash back after making $500 in purchases during the first three months of ... Continue reading this article…

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Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card Review

by Luke Landes

Credit cards can be dangerous tools for those not prepared for their power, emptying wallets and bank accounts quickly. Companies have interesting methods of marketing some of the most dangerous or expensive cards, either with a cool design, interesting construction like carbon fiber rather than plastic, or a unique sign-up bonus that belies the real ... Continue reading this article…

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First National Bank of Omaha Maximum Rewards® Visa Review

by Luke Landes

Editor’s Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. While the most familiar credit cards come from big-name issuers like Capital One, Chase, American Express, Citi or Bank of America, some of the better offers come from less familiar banks. First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO) is one of ... Continue reading this article…

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Citi Forward® Card Review

by Luke Landes

While it may sound counter-intuitive for a credit card issuer to promote responsible spending and credit usage, Citi has decided to provide a credit card with this approach. The Citi Forward® Card is unique in that it rewards cardholders for making their credit card payments on time as well as staying within their credit limit. ... Continue reading this article…

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The Most Expensive Credit Cards

by Luke Landes
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It rarely makes sense to own a credit card that charges an annual fee. I own one credit card that charges an annual fee after the first year — Continental Airlines OnePlus Card which was replaced by the United MileagePlus Explorer Card– and I might cancel before they charge my first annual fee. Even if ... Continue reading this article…

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PenFed Premium Travel Rewards American Express® Card offers Bonus Points

by Luke Landes

The most important thing to evaluate when shopping around for a travel rewards credit card is the quality of the rewards program, particularly when compared to other similar cards. The best travel rewards cards offer much more than the typical one cent per point conversion rate. It’s also important to look at the pricing in ... Continue reading this article…

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Discover More Card 18 Month Balance Transfer Offer

by Luke Landes

When companies compete for the business of consumers, consumers are often the winners. One company presents a new offer to win customers, and other companies have no choice but to follow suit if they want to compete. Companies within the credit card industry has been quick to respond to competing offers. I’ve been following the ... Continue reading this article…

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