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The Best Credit Cards That Offer Priority Pass

When traveling, it can be nice to take a break from the hustle and bustle. That's why airport lounges have grown in popularity as they offer flyers a space to grab a drink, enjoy some food, do some work, and/or just relax. While these types of lounges may have once been ultra-exclusive and reserved for the most elite frequent flyers, rewards credit cards are making them more accessible than ever....
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2023 Guide to Travel Credit Cards

In case you hadn’t heard, travel is back in a big way. With demand for flights, hotels, and more going strong, it may be time to grab a new credit card that will not only reward you on the purchases of these bookings but can also bring some perks to your travel experience. What’s more, several travel-centric credit cards are now offering some of their best welcome bonuses. On that...
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Top Credit Cards for Summer Fun — Travel, Entertainment, and More

It’s official: summer is here! And, with it, all of the summer fun is here as well. From travel to concerts to amusement parks and beyond, there's plenty of entertainment to be enjoyed while the weather is warm. So what if you could earn rewards while engaging in these summer pastimes? Well, thanks to some popular and lesser-known credit cards, you can! Whether you already have your summer plans or...
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Guide to Hotel Co-Branded Credit Card Options

This holiday season will see millions of Americans traveling all across the country. And while many may be staying with friends or family once reaching their destinations, many others will likely be visiting a hotel. In these cases, location may dictate which property they ultimately stay at. Nevertheless, there are plenty of benefits to brand loyalty when it comes to hotels. Similarly, with many popular hotel chains offering co-branded credit...
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Guide to Rewards Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

With Halloween in the rearview, it’s now full steam ahead to Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and (eventually) New Years. Of course, there’s still plenty to do before then — including the annual holiday shopping season. As a result, while you may not realize it, this may make for a good time to get a new credit card. That’s because you may be able to find an option that will reward you...
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Best Credit Card for "Everything Else" — Earning 2% to 4.5%

When it comes to credit card rewards, most of the focus is usually on the special categories that various cards emphasize with heightened earning rates. For example, a card might offer 4x on dining, 5x on rotating quarterly categories, or even 10x on rental car booking via a specific travel portal. However, outside of those handful of categories, all other purchases tend to offer just 1% back. That said, there...
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Best Credit Card Intro Bonuses for Fall 2022

When it comes to credit card rewards, one of the best ways to build up a portfolio of points or score some sizable cashback is with welcome bonuses — also sometimes referred to as intro bonuses or sign-up bonuses. In order to entice consumers into applying for a new credit card, issuers will often offer bonuses that can be unlocked by spending a certain amount on the new card within...
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Best Dining Rewards Credit Cards

When it comes to credit card rewards, there are plenty of cards each covering its own purpose. However, among the most common categories featured is dining — and why not? Who doesn't love a family dinner out, date night delight, or a foodie tour of a new town? In turn, there's no shortage of cards that can reward diners in different ways. For those looking to earn more rewards while...
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A Guide to Building Credit and Increasing Your Credit Scores

When it comes to credit, there’s some good news. The average credit score in the United States has been steadily rising in recent years, coming in at 715 in 2023. That may be because, today, consumers not only have more ways to access their credit reports and scores than ever before but also because there are an increasing number of options that Americans have for building credit in the first...

2024 SoFi Checking and Savings Review

Ever since I started taking an interest in the FinTech sector, one company whose name I’ve seen pop up over and over again is SoFi. Lately it seems as though that theme has been sent into overdrive as the company has not only become a household name thanks to its stadium naming rights deal but also because of the company’s continued product expansions. The most interesting development in my mind...
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Brim Financial Raises $85 Million as It Eyes Global Expansion

Toronto-based FinTech infrastructure startup Brim Financial has announced a new funding round. About the round: Brim has revealed an $85 million round. The Series C was led by EDC Investments while new investor Vistara Growth and returning investors White Owl Group, Epic Ventures, and Zions Bank also participated. To date, the company has now raised $110 million including a Series B in 2021. According to Brim, the latest funding will...
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Chase Reveals Q2 2024 Freedom 5%(+) Bonus Categories

Chase has announced its bonus category picks for the second quarter of 2024 — including some interesting twists. About the categories: As April approaches, Chase has revealed what categories Freedom and Freedom Flex cardholders can earn bonuses on. From April 1st through June 30th, customers can earn 5% (or more) in three categories: Amazon.com, Hotels, and Restaurants. Similar to how Chase embraced a "New Year, New Me" theme last quarter,...
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Bilt Announces Home Collection Deal for May 2024 Rent Day

For May's Rent Day, Bilt is offering a deal that will allow members to decrease their rent bill while also adding to their home decor. About the Home Collection offer: Bilt has crafted a unique Rent Day offer for May 2024. Through the 1st, when Bilt members redeem their points toward rent payments, they'll receive the same number of points to be used toward Bilt Home Collection items. To take...