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9 Best Credit Cards for Paying Bills & Utilities

9 Best Credit Cards for Paying Bills & Utilities

Using credit cards to pay bills and utilities may be viewed as a precarious method that could ultimately lead to more debt. But if used wisely -- and paid off each month -- the best credit cards for paying bills and utilities can actually help cardholders save money through rewards. In the last century, we've gone from the introduction of household electricity to lives that often wholly depend on it — a fact that is struck home every time we open a new utility bill. While... read more »

Is the Chase Freedom a Visa or Mastercard Credit Card?

Is the Chase Freedom a Visa or Mastercard Credit Card?

As you rummage through your wallet, trying to decide which credit card you should use to make your next purchase, you may find yourself asking, "Is the Chase Freedom a Visa or Mastercard?" Let's take a quick look at the differences between these two major credit card networks and why it matters. If you're a regular credit card user, chances are relatively good that you've encountered the rare merchant that doesn't accept a particular credit card network. And it always seems that... read more »

13 Best Credit Cards for Car Rental Insurance Coverage & Rewards

13 Best Credit Cards for Car Rental Insurance Coverage & Rewards

Much like staying in a hotel, the rental car experience is mostly about the quality of the car you rent; splurging on something a little nicer than is really necessary can make for a much better experience. But how do you justify the added expense? With the right credit card, of course. While most of us know you need a credit or debit card to rent a car in most cases, fewer of us give much consideration to which credit card we should use — which can leave a lot of savings on the... read more »

16 Best Credit Cards for Online Shopping in 2020

16 Best Credit Cards for Online Shopping in 2020

In only a few decades, we've traveled from the days when we first heard, "You've got mail!" to an era in which nearly every facet of our lives now involves the internet — particularly our consumer lives. If you can name it, you can likely buy it online without ever needing to interact with another human being (or put on pants). So, let's take a look at which card may be the best credit card — for you — for online shopping. Because avoiding human interaction does come with one... read more »

4 Credit Card Comparison Charts for Rewards, Fees, Rates & Scores

4 Credit Card Comparison Charts for Rewards, Fees, Rates & Scores

A credit card comparison chart can be an extremely valuable took when exploring the numerous cards that are available to consumers these days — hopefully saving both time and money. Once upon a time, credit cards were simple devices, used to conveniently make purchases at your favorite store or restaurant that you paid off when your bill came due. Today, however, credit cards are a much more complicated beast. The huge number of features and functions offered by the modern-day... read more »

Chase Freedom® vs. Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Freedom® vs. Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Although all the major credit card issuers have long since jumped on the rewards card bandwagon, few have embraced it as fully as Chase. Of the two dozens credit card options Chase offers, all but one of them feature some type of purchase rewards (and the one that doesn't, the Chase Slate®, is one of the best balance transfer cards on the market). And it's each card's rewards that are the biggest differentiator between them. If you want cash back rewards, the Chase Freedom®... read more »

12 Best Credit Cards for Wedding Expenses in 2020

12 Best Credit Cards for Wedding Expenses in 2020

For some couples, finding the best credit cards for weddings should rank right up there with finding a great caterer because tying the knot can be expensive. While paging through bridal magazines can give soon-to-be brides a lot of grand ideas, it often fails to prepare them for the real expenses that come with a wedding. From the venue to the food to the flowers, costs often end up with an extra zero on the end that you weren't expecting. For some couples, the costs are easy to... read more »

8 Cute Credit Cards & Designs (2020)

8 Cute Credit Cards & Designs (2020)

For many of us, credit cards are utilitarian products — a means to an end — but there's a lot to be said about aesthetic appeal. Have you ever considered what kinds of options are out there for cute credit cards? Between gas, lunch, and that mid-afternoon pick-me-up, chances are good you pull out your trusty credit card several times a day to make a purchase. But despite the fact that many of us look at our credit cards on a daily basis, the sad fact is that most of those little... read more »

2020 Chase Freedom vs. Discover it® Credit Card

2020 Chase Freedom vs. Discover it® Credit Card

In the modern consumer marketplace, many industries are often dominated by two leading brands and their latest products. If you want a soda, for instance, you're likely choosing between some version of Pepsi or Coke. Similarly, most people likely carry a phone sporting the latest version of either Android or iOS. When it comes to cash back credit card rewards, the two biggest names to beat are Chase Freedom® and Discover it® Cash Back, similar cards that pack a lot of rewards... read more »

9 Best Credit Cards for Home Improvement Projects

9 Best Credit Cards for Home Improvement Projects

Whether you're doing necessary maintenance like replacing moisture-damaged wood or you're adding a cool new addition to your home, homeowners have to put some cash into their domicile from time to time. In this article, we'll take a look at our choices for the best credit cards for home improvement. No matter how outdoorsy you are or how much you like to paint the town, just the time you spend sleeping can add up to more than 2,900 hours a year at home — and that's likely the... read more »