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This or That: Southwest Rapid Rewards

We get it: many people love Southwest Airlines. There’s a reason their stock-ticker symbol is LUV, after all. Even if you are loyal to their brand, should you be loyal to their credit card? Let’s look at the numbers and decide! Southwest Credit C

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How to Maximize Spending at Gas Stations

No matter where you live, what you do, or how you commute to/from the places you regularly frequent, we all benefit from gas stations. Even if you do not own or lease a motor vehicle, or you own a fully electric vehicle, gas stations offer many of li

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How to Maximize Everyday Spending

We’ve highlighted the best credit cards to use for major bonus categories, such as supermarkets and restaurants. But what should you swipe when a purchase does not fall into a bonus category? These are the credit cards we recommend for your everyda

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How to Maximize Credit Card Rewards on Dining

After grocery stores, it seems the biggest area of spend right now for people is dining, simply with a shift to carryout and delivery.  In this article we'll discuss the best cards to use for your dining purchases. Before we get started, it is worth

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How to Maximize Spending at Grocery Stores

Our spending habits may have changed during this time of social distancing, but everyone still needs to eat. If you’re like my family, you’re spending even more on groceries since all meals are now in the home. Let’s review the best credit card

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Ways to Earn Points and Miles

Once you have your first travel rewards credit card, a Chase Sapphire Preferred or something similar, the focus typically switches to how to earn more points & miles. Once of the most frequently asked questions we hear is “how do you earn point

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Credit Card Application Rules for Each Bank

Being approved for a new card requires more than having a high credit score or proving a good source of income. Each of the major card-issuing banks has its own set of rules for approving credit card applications. If you do not meet the bank’s ru

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Hitting a Minimum Spend while Social Distancing

Just a few weeks ago, you got a new credit card. Your main focus was hitting the $2,000, $3,000, $4,000 or higher minimum spend and receiving the sign-up bonus. As soon as the points hit your account, you could book the vacation you had already plann

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Deciding Between Transferable Points and Airline Miles / Hotel Points – How Do They Each Work?

One of the most common questions we receive from folks starting out in the points and miles hobby is what points should they accumulate. Chase Ultimate Rewards? American Airlines AAdvantage miles? Hilton Honors points? As with most questions, it all

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True or False: Common Credit Card Beliefs

Earlier this week, we examined the most common misconception about credit cards: explaining why opening up several credit cards does not harm your credit. In fact, your credit score typically improves! With that hurdle out of the way, today we explor

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