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Alexandria is a credit card writer, covering everything from credit card reviews, "Best Of" round-ups, and industry news to helpful explainers with tips and strategies for credit novices. She graduated from Adelphi University.

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Top 10 Credit Cards for Excellent Credit for September 2019

September 1, 2019

An excellent credit score can help you qualify for the best credit cards on the […]

Best Low Interest Credit Cards – September 2019

September 1, 2019

If you’re someone who carries a balance month-to-month on your credit card, chances are you’re […]

Best Credit Cards for Emergencies – September 2019

September 1, 2019

We all know emergencies can happen. They are usually unexpected, unavoidable and expensive. I don’t […]

Best Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses for September 2019

September 1, 2019

As credit card issuers continue to compete with each other to try to earn a […]

Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards for September 2019

September 1, 2019

The credit card debt that you carry could become a lot more expensive if the […]

The Best Credit Cards for International Travel – September 2019

September 1, 2019

Traveling abroad can be a stressful time, from planning the trip to flying and making […]

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Chase Freedom 5% Bonus Category Calendar 2019

September 14, 2019

Chase Freedom® cardholders can now activate their bonus 5% cashback categories for the fourth quarter of 2019 — department stores, PayPal and Chase Pay. Activation will take effect Oct. 1 to benefit from the higher rewards rate: Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate. Enjoy new 5% categories every 3 months. Unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases. We’ll review the first quarter bonus cashback categories for the Chase Freedom®, what you need to know to earn […]

Your Guide to Choosing the Best Credit Card – September 2019

September 3, 2019

If you’re having trouble finding the best credit card, you’re not alone. There are thousands of credit cards available, all providing various perks that suit consumers in different situations. Depending on your needs and wants, the best credit card for you may be a no annual fee card, secured card, travel card, cashback card or […]

Credit Cards with Travel Insurance for September 2019

September 1, 2019

You just found out your flight is delayed until tomorrow, and now you have to make hotel accommodations and food arrangements last minute. Or you have a medical emergency where you need to get medical help quickly. Before you cover those expenses out of pocket, take a look at your credit card terms. Select credit […]

Shortcuts for Comparing Balance Transfer Offers

September 1, 2019

Balance transfer credit cards can offer a lifeline if you’re carrying a lot of high-interest card debt. However, with so many balance transfer card options available, it can be hard to pick the right one. Some of the things you need to consider when comparing card offers are the fees, the length of 0% intro […]

Credit Cards with 5% Cash Back Programs

July 22, 2019

Are you looking to maximize cashback rewards? Cards with 5% cashback programs can be some of the most lucrative on the market. These cards can allow you to put some money back into your wallet on purchases in rotating categories or the categories of your choice, on business expenses or on retail purchases. It can […]

Southwest announces limited-time Companion Pass offer

May 10, 2019

These offers and/or promotions may have since changed, expired, or are no longer available. The highly coveted Southwest Companion Pass can now be earned as part of a new limited-time offer on select personal Southwest credit cards. Chase and Southwest announced a new offer allowing new Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card, Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card, and Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card holders to earn a free […]

Visa Signature Card Benefits

April 10, 2019

You may be carrying a credit card embossed with the name “Visa Signature®” on it, but have you ever wondered what exactly that means? Sure, Visa is one of the major payment networks, the others being Mastercard, American Express and Discover, but what does the “signature” part represent? Turns out, Visa Signature® is a select […]

Credit Cards With Roadside Assistance

April 10, 2019

When you see the warning light come on in your car, it’s never a welcome sign. Or you may get a flat tire in the middle of nowhere in the dark of night or notice you’re running near empty without a gas station in sight — all panic-inducing situations. After pulling to the side of […]

2019 Discover Cashback Calendar

April 10, 2019

Discover revealed the entire list of 5% cashback categories that you can take advantage of in 2019, so you can plan your spending for the year. That’s great news for Discover it® Cash Back and other eligible Discover cardholders who earn 5% cash back at different places each quarter like gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, Amazon.com and more up to the quarterly maximum, each time you activate, 1% unlimited cash back on all other purchases - automatically. Here, we’ll review the 2019 cashback calendar, what you need to know to earn 5% cashback […]

Minimum reward redemption amounts by card issuer

April 10, 2019

Have you tried to redeem rewards points or cash back earned through your credit card, but were disappointed to learn you don’t have enough accumulated to meet your reward program’s minimum redemption limit? The most common minimum redemption limit is $25, and is often a requirement for cash back, a statement credit, direct deposit, a […]