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The Best Amex Credit Card for Everyday Spending

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There are big credit card sign-up bonuses not to be missed (like the current 100,000 points from the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card), but then there are the credit cards that you keep in your wallet to really amp up your miles and earning on everyday purchases. While periodic big injections of points from increased sign-up bonuses are important, so is really being strategic about earning as many points as possible on the things you buy everyday. With the Amex “once in a…

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New Amex Offers at Hotels.com, Blue Apron, and More!

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Amex Offers are a great way to save money or earn extra points on purchases you make with your Amex cards. You never know when good Amex Offers will pop up on one of your Amex card accounts. The only sure-fire way to know exactly what offers are available to you is to log-in to your online Amex account and take a look (process outlined below), but to save you a little time I want to highlight a few new Amex…

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A Surprising Must Have Credit Card for Family Travelers

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The rewards credit card landscape is always changing, and if you get complacent with your current line-up of “best cards” you could easily blink a few times and no longer have the best cards to meet your needs and spending patterns. I know this sentiment is true for me, and as I work on my 2017 credit card plan, it is clear that there is a card I need to add to our line-up as soon as the time is…

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Picking a Credit Card With an Introductory 0% APR

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From racking up the rewards to having built-in purchase protections in case something breaks or goes on sale, there are lots of really good reasons to pay for everyday things like groceries, gas, doctor’s appointments, new shoes, and more with credit cards. I usually recommend only switching from a cash/debit card budgeting system to one that relies heavily on rewards earning credit cards if you are sure it won’t cause you to spend more than you otherwise would, and you pay…

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Get Your Tax Day 2017 Freebies and Discounts!

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As I’m sure you know, today is Tax Day here in the US of A. If you have waited this late to file (as we have), I’m going to go out on a limb and guess this isn’t your favorite day of the year. A few companies are hoping to brighten up your day a bit by offering free or cheap treats. You could indulge in a 1/2 price Sonic cheeseburger for lunch, follow it up with a free Great…

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Can You Turn Your Tax Bill Into Miles and Points?!

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Today marks Good Friday, and that means this weekend is Easter, and next week brings us Federal Tax Day Tuesday. The good news if you owe taxes is that you can earn miles and points by paying your federal taxes with a rewards earning credit or debit card. You can also enter to win one of 1,000 free JetBlue flights if you happen to owe taxes… The bad news is that paying your taxes with a credit card is not…

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Why You Shouldn’t Cut Up Your United Credit Card

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On the heels of the terrible United passenger removal incident, I recently shared things you can do with your United miles other than actually flying United…without just letting the miles expire or redeeming them for something uninspiring like a microwave . Either because of being wary of the in-flight experience, or to be a part of a wallet driven protest, there are those who are stating they don’t want to fly United ever again. As part of that protest, some are also…

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Unlock Four Free Elite Status Levels With the Amex Platinum!

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We have had an Amex Platinum card in one form or another for many years now, and even as new rewards credit cards have come on the market, the Amex Platinum remains in our wallets because it offers some very solid built-in perks that can make travel easier and more comfortable. In additional the the perks it already provided such as select lounge access, $200 in annual airline credits, and access to the Fine Hotel and Resorts perks, The Platinum Card® from American…

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8 Things to Know About Saving on Groceries at Aldi

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This spring I have been trying to not only purge the girls’ closets and rotate through one season and size of clothing for the next, but I’ve been trying to do the same with some of our finances. We aren’t super extravagant, but like many other families we get into spending habits that could probably be reviewed and improved from time to time. I already mentioned how I am being much more diligent about tracking many of our purchases via the…

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New Round of Amex Offers at Kate Spade, Oakley, and More.

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Amex Offers are a great way to save money or earn extra points on purchases you make with your Amex cards. You never know when good Amex Offers will pop up on one of your Amex card accounts. The only sure-fire way to know exactly what offers are available to you is to log-in to your online Amex account and take a look (process outlined below), but to save you a little time I want to highlight a few new Amex…

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