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15 Best Credit Cards for Travel Rewards in 2018

15 Best Credit Cards for Travel Rewards in 2018

The first documented passport wasn't quite a passport at all, but a letter from the Persian king Artaxerxes requesting safe passage for a court official around 450 BCE. Through the mid-1500s, the passe porte allowed European travelers passage through the city gates (called portes). The first US passe-port was written by Benjamin Franklin and printed on his own press. Here in the 21st century, the passport has evolved to not only act as the key to get through (airport) gates, but it... read more »

24 Best Credit Cards for Rewards in 2018

24 Best Credit Cards for Rewards in 2018

Saving is awesome. And that's not just an opinion. Studies have shown that coupons not only entice us to spend more and try new things, but can actually decrease stress and just plain make us happier — as much as 11% happier, in fact. That's right, your dedication to a good deal may be due to a physiological love of savings. And that sentiment for savings is hardly limited to clipping coupons from the paper. Indeed, so many consumers have experienced the oxytocin-rich rewards of a... read more »

tablehopper Gives San Francisco Diners an Insider’s View of Where Best to Spend Their Restaurant Rewards Points

tablehopper Gives San Francisco Diners an Insider’s View of Where Best to Spend Their Restaurant Rewards Points

In a Nutshell: If you love to earn and spend your credit cards’ reward points on new and exciting dining experiences, then San Francisco is a must-visit destination for you. The greater Bay Area is home to 55 Michelin-starred restaurants, with more than half of them located in San Francisco proper. To help diners navigate the culinary landscape of this West Coast mecca for foodies, Marcia Gagliardi has created tablehopper, a restaurant review website, guide, and e-newsletter offering... read more »

13 Best 5% Cash Back Credit Cards (2018)

13 Best 5% Cash Back Credit Cards (2018)

Many of life's most basic concepts are the most reliant on relativity. Take percentages, for example. Whether a certain percentage is good or bad depends entirely on what it's a percentage of in the first place. If you were offered 5% of a pizza, for instance, you'd likely find the portion a bit lacking. Should someone threaten to break 5% of your bones, however, you'd probably feel that to be an excessive amount. When it comes to credit card rewards, where the typical card... read more »

Capital One® Helps Consumers Savor the Dining-Out Experience with Unlimited 4% Cash Back on Restaurant Spending

Capital One® Helps Consumers Savor the Dining-Out Experience with Unlimited 4% Cash Back on Restaurant Spending

In a Nutshell: Restaurant spending has increased by more than $100 billion over the last three years as US consumers shift their spending focus from merchandise to food experiences. Dining out has become one of the country’s top ways of creating memories, celebrating occasions, or just taking a night off from the kitchen. Capital One has responded to that consumer trend with its new Capital One® Savor® Rewards Credit Card, which offers 4% cash back on all restaurant spending. For... read more »

21 Best Credit Cards for Cash Rewards

21 Best Credit Cards for Cash Rewards

When it comes to making purchase decisions, I often tend to take comparison shopping to the extreme. Out comes my inner nerd — who brings with her spreadsheets and helpful financial formulae designed to calculate the best deal. So, if there's one thing that truly offends me, it's finally making my carefully-considered, thoroughly-researched purchase — and finding a heretofore unknown coupon the very next day. For the deal lovers, like me, who find it downright repugnant to be... read more »

9 Best Airline Rewards Programs (Frequent Flyer Guide 2018)

9 Best Airline Rewards Programs (Frequent Flyer Guide 2018)

Although it may be hard to pinpoint when, somewhere along the line, flying turned from an experience into an ordeal. Yes, the fact is, between the magically shrinking seats, ever-growing list of security hoops to jump through, and apparent collective decision to adopt yoga pants as the official passenger uniform, flying simply isn't as special as it used to be. With the help of the right airline rewards program, however, you can join the fight against the continued degradation of... read more »

10 Best Credit Cards for Balance Transfers and Rewards (2018)

10 Best Credit Cards for Balance Transfers and Rewards (2018)

As of June 2017, the average American household with credit card debt had a total revolving debt of $10,955. If each card with a balance charges the market average 16.7% interest rate, then the typical household will pay approximately $1,830 a year in interest on their credit card debt. Thankfully, those with good to excellent credit can take advantage of balance transfers to avoid forking over thousands in interest fees. A balance transfer does exactly what it says: it transfers... read more »

Vacations are in the Cards — MileCards.com Adds Transparency to the Process of Choosing Travel Rewards Cards for Your Next Trip

Vacations are in the Cards — MileCards.com Adds Transparency to the Process of Choosing Travel Rewards Cards for Your Next Trip

In a Nutshell: Today’s credit card rewards programs are almost as numerous as the cards themselves. From introductory offers and annual fees to rewards based on categories, each card has its advantages and drawbacks for specific users. Launched to add transparency to an often confusing process, MileCards.com profiles hundreds of credit card rewards programs and matches them to your spending habits and travel goals, helping you get a little closer to your next destination. // ... read more »

13 Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards (2018)

13 Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards (2018)

In 2016 alone, almost 13 million Americans traveled abroad for either business or leisure. And for every trip abroad the average American took in 2016, more than six domestic trips were taken somewhere in the country. Indeed, Americans like to travel so much, the US is actually second on the list of countries whose citizens travel the most, coming in behind the jet-setters of Finland overall, and first for domestic travel. With so much coming and going, the top priority often... read more »