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Credit Card Rewards Programs

Are Credit Card Rewards Really Worth It? | Posted 12.08.2014 | Money

There are a variety of rewards to choose from, including cash back and points that can be redeemed for travel or gift cards to use in stores, restaurants, gas stations or for online shopping. The credit card rewards options are almost endless, but are they really worth it?

How to Get Back $450 From Your Travel Credit Card After a Flight Delay

MyBankTracker | Posted 08.18.2014 | Money

Vacations should be a time for fun and relaxation, but as many frequent travelers know, that isn't always the case. At times when trips don't go as pl...

How to 'Spring Clean' Your Credit Cards

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.08.2014 | Money

Credit cards are a useful tool for managing purchases, building credit, and reaping rewards point, cash back, or travel points. Unfortunately, the ter...

Uncle Sam Takes Plastic for Taxes -- But Should You Use It?

Eric Adamowsky | Posted 05.19.2014 | Money
Eric Adamowsky

Today, you can cover your rent, mortgage payments or college education with a credit card -- but should you use plastic to pay the IRS on April 15? ...

Which Travel Credit Cards Have the Best Rewards?

Jeff Hindenach | Posted 09.29.2013 | Travel
Jeff Hindenach

Gearing up for your summer travel plans and looking forward to racking up the rewards on your credit card? Depending on which credit card you use, you could get some serious value for your travel.

5 Mistakes New Cardholders Make | Posted 02.16.2013 | Money

By Gerri Detweiler Your brand new credit card arrives in the mail all shiny, just waiting for you to take it shopping. Before you break it in, though...

Sweet Dreams: Best Credit Cards for Hotel Rewards

Curtis Arnold | Posted 11.25.2012 | Money
Curtis Arnold

Our list of this season's best hotel credit cards features rewards programs that maximize your earnings without holding back on bonus rewards.

The Best Reward Credit Cards For Big Spenders

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 10.30.2012 | Money

Do you spend a lot on your credit card? If you do but don't use a credit card that earns you the best rewards, you're not getting the most out of your...

Credit Card Rewards Aren't All They're Cracked Up To Be

Time Moneyland | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money

With issuers dangling bonuses like $100 cash back just for signing up, it can be easy to lose sight of exactly how rewarding (or not) credit card rewa...

Travel Rewards: Go Big Or Go Home

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money

By Linda Stern WASHINGTON, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Meet George Papadopoulos. By day he's a certified public accountant and financial planne...

The 3 Things Needed for a Great Rewards Credit Card | Posted 09.01.2012 | Money

Credit card rewards programs are so varied, it can be difficult to determine which product should earn prime placement in your wallet. Here's how to figure out which one you should be favoring.

Teach Your College Student to Use Credit Wisely

Women & Co | Posted 08.12.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

Students take all kinds of things to college with them, but perhaps the most useful item -- and potentially the most financially dangerous -- could be a credit card.

How A Credit Card Can Make Your Trip Cheaper | Posted 08.12.2012 | Travel

If you're looking to drive down the costs of a vacation, it may be time to whip out your credit card or, perhaps, even apply for a new one.

The Best Credit Cards Of The Year

SmartMoney | Annamaria Andriotis | Posted 04.19.2012 | Money

This article originally appeared on In the battle of the plastics, credit cards have lately emerged as the surprise champs, offering...

Hey JPMorgan, A Bank Account Is Not Like A Gym Membership

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.01.2012 | Money

JP Morgan Chase wants consumers to believe that a maintenance fee for a checking account is just another ordinary item in a household's monthly budget...

5 College Credit Card Gimmicks

Tim Chen | Posted 10.25.2011 | College
Tim Chen

Some rewards cards will give extra points if you have good grades. Mind you, extra rewards are extra rewards, but the marketing is still a bit misleading.

Best Credit Cards for Back-to-School Expenses

Curtis Arnold | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business
Curtis Arnold

With nearly 20 million American students heading for college and another 55 million kids in K-12 schools, parents often have to scramble for the extra...

Best Credit Cards for Job Seekers

Curtis Arnold | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business
Curtis Arnold

Even as economists debate whether the U.S. could experience a double-dip recession, unemployed and underemployed Americans agree on one thing: looki...

The Best Hotel Loyalty Programs for Elite Status

TravelSort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The major hotels reward their most loyal guests with some fantastic perks, but how do these programs compare? Which ones offer the best rewards, suite...

Credit Card Fees and Your Subconscious Mind

Tim Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Chen

A lot of people are drawn into 0% Intro APR and Balance Transfer Rate discounts without thinking what happens after they cease. Banks know that people screw up and are always looking for new credit users to milk fees from.

Top Credit Cards to Use for Holiday Shopping

Beverly Blair Harzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Beverly Blair Harzog

If you can't afford to dig too deep -- and who can? -- consider using one of these cards to save a little money.

Top 5 Signs You Need a New Credit Card (PHOTOS)

Beverly Blair Harzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Beverly Blair Harzog

Life changes. It happens whether we like it to or not. And when changes occur, we often develop new credit card needs. Sometimes the signs that you need a new card are subtle. But sometimes they smack you right in the face.

NerdWallet's Top 5 Credit Card Sign-up Offers, Fall 2010

Tim Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Chen

For spending $1,500 in the first 6 months on your Citibank AAdvantage Platinum Select, you can get enough miles to get a free roundtrip flight to Europe and still have miles left over.

Is Your Credit Card Company Cheating You Out of Rewards?

Curtis Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Curtis Arnold

Credit card companies are writing crafty terms and conditions on reward enticements, looking to pull the magic carpet out from under the feet of unwary consumers.

Make the Most of Your Credit Cards for World Travel

Curtis Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Curtis Arnold

Today's travelers gobble up frequent-use bonuses or air-mile perks like candy. But, you'll have to travel smart lest your margin for savings fly away quicker than a jumbo jet. Here are key tips for the informed globetrotter.