We give the Capital One Venture Credit Card a top spot among travel rewards cards. Choose between a no annual fee card that pays 1.25 miles on every purchase or earn double miles for a modest annual fee.
If you’re one of us few and proud who religiously pay your credit card balance off in full each month, you get to benefit from cash credit card rewards — the percentage of your purchases that your card will pay you back as points, miles, or even pennies. (Congrats, I guess.) The joke, of course, […]
For about two years now, my wife and I have used the Chase Freedom credit card for nearly everything we buy. (I have another credit card for business expenses, but everything else goes on the Freedom card.) Long story, short, we’ve been pretty happy with this card and its rewards, although it’s slowly being outpaced by […]
In the world of personal finance, the couple hundred bucks a year you might earn from credit card rewards isn’t a big deal. I’ll bet you can find five ways to better optimize your finances. Still, if you’re like me, you probably enjoy playing the game…”How much can I get back for stuff I’m already […]
Debit or credit? At a distance, there’s virtually no way to distinguish the small plastic cards with Visa or MasterCard logos. Both allow you to pay for goods and services instantaneously by transferring cash behind the scenes. But anybody who understands how these two payment cards work knows the similarities are only skin-deep. Credit cards […]
Credit card banks are masters of marketing; our household receives some kind of credit card junk mail several times a week. Banks are annoyingly persistent, but they’re also sneaky. One of the tricks? Credit card sign up bonuses. You know the kind: 10,000 miles after your first purchase. A free airline ticket when you spend […]