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The Best Credit Cards for Groceries

Grocery store spending likely comprises a significant amount of your budget. The 2018 Consumer Expenditure Survey showed the average U.S. household spent $4,445 a year ($85 a week) on food at grocery or other food stores. If those purchases were made using a 2% cashback credit card, you would earn $89.28 cash back. However, if you …

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Rakuten Credit Card Review: The Best Membership Reward Earning Card

February 2020 Update: As of February 15, 2020 the Rakuten card no longer earns 3x additional points for gift card purchases at GiftCards.com, GiftCardMall.com, and Raise. The card now only earns 1x, which combined with the standard Rakuten portal rates, results in a 2%/2 Membership Reward point payout. For these reasons, the Blue Cash Preferred Card …

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Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Reserve

The Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Reserve are two of Chase’s flagship credit card products. The two offer a sizeable signup bonus and a slew of ancillary benefits. Unfortunately, given Chase’s restrictions, it is typically not possible to get both cards. The good news is, you can always convert from one of them to the other after …

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Hyatt Status Match: How to Quickly Obtain Explorist or Globalist Status

The World of Hyatt loyalty program has long been a favorite among travel hackers for the ability to earn elite status through booking award nights. Theoretically, if you started without any Hyatt stays or points, you could earn top-tier status by transferring 300,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards to Hyatt and booking 60 award nights at a Category …

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How do airline miles work?

It is not a stupid question. In 2018, airlines serving the U.S. carried one billion passengers. That is an astounding number of airline miles earned. My bet is, most of those miles will go unredeemed. That is assuming the passenger had a frequent flyer account set up to accrue the miles in the first place. If …

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Manufactured Spending Secrets

The biggest barrier to manufactured spending is not knowing where to start. Below are four under-the-radar manufactured spending methods that are scalable and still working in 2020. This post is protected to ensure these methods continue to work.

The Best Travel Insurance Credit Cards

Below is a comparison of travel insurance benefits available through the Amex Platinum, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ritz Carlton, and CNB Crystal Infinite credit cards. Citi Eliminated Travel Protection Benefits In 2019, Citi removed many of the valuable travel benefits associated with their cards. Among the benefits removed were: Trip Cancellation & Interruption Protection Worldwide Travel …

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