Credit Cards Credit Card Reviews: The Good, The OK, and The Must Avoid

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Credit card choices can get overwhelming. Some cards are great for earning cash back, while others offer perks like no foreign transaction fees or low cost balance transfers that can save you a bundle over time. Our credit card reviews get straight to the point about what is good and sometimes what isn’t so great about each credit card.

3 American Express Platinum Cards

2023 American Express Platinum Card Review

To my surprise, it’s now been more than three years since I took the plunge and decided to apply for the Platinum Card from American Express — also known as the Amex Platinum card, American Express Platinum, Plat, and other such variants. In that time, I’ve been able to experience all of the travel benefits the card has to offer… as well as see how Amex reacts when they realize...
Discover It Cards

2022 Discover It Card Review: Still Feeling “It” After All These Years

Many years ago now, following what I called my financial awakening, I found that I was suddenly in the market for a new rewards credit card. This led me to start researching various cards before ultimately landing on my final choice: the Discover It card. Before we get into my hands-on review, let me explain what I liked about this card on paper and why I ultimately applied for it....
Barclays View Mastercard

Money at 30: Barclays View Credit Card Review

From time to time, credit card issuers are forced to make changes to their product line-up. For example, while a bank may have previously partnered with another company for a co-branded card, the rights to that portfolio may have been sold to another issuer — or the brand just gets out of the credit card game altogether. That was the case in 2021 as the Barclays Apple Rewards card (which...
3 American Express Platinum Cards

Money at 30: When the Fee Hits - The Platinum Card 3 Years Later

All year long, I write about the various awesome things I get to do and ways I get to save with my American Express Platinum card. Nevertheless, when the annual fee hit my account earlier this month, it reminded me that holding the card does require a commitment. What's more, this was the first time I was assessed the new annual fee of $695, which increased from $550 last year....
Chase Sapphire Preferred

Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card Review

Ever since my financial awakening and my decision to start using credit cards again, an obvious trend has developed. You see, anytime I get a new card and say to myself (and to my wife), "I think we're all set now," I inevitably find another card that tempts me with its rewards.  That's what happened with the Chase Sapphire Preferred — except that it wasn't the card's primary rewards that...
apital One SavorOne Rewards Credit Card

Money at 30: Capital One SavorOne Rewards Credit Card Review

As I look through my wallet and the credit cards I use most often, I realize that I've neglected to formally review one of my favorites: the Capital One SavorOne Rewards card. Sure, I've mentioned it in plenty of previous posts (including my annual "personal credit card strategy" articles), but I've failed to give it its due in terms of a full-fledged guide of its own. Let me correct that...
Mutiple metal debit and credit cards

Obsessed With Metal Credit and Debit Cards? You Are Not Alone

Here's a fun experiment you can try the next time you're on Instagram: look for an ad featuring a credit card and see if there's a comment reading something to the effect of, "Is it metal?" Yes, these days one of the star features of a credit card product has little to do with finance and more to do with material as metal cards have been all the rage among...
holding the Aspiration Zero credit card

Money at 30: Aspiration Zero Credit Card Overview

Last year, the environmentally-minded neobank Aspiration announced that it would be launching a credit card (which is issued by Beneficial State Bank). However, at the time, there weren't a ton of details about what the card would offer. Luckily, more recently, the Aspiration Zero card has become more widely available, giving us a better look at how the product enables consumers to offset their carbon footprint while also earning rewards....
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FedEx Announces Winners of 11th Annual 2023 Small Business Grant Contest

Nearly three months after the entry period ended, FedEx has announced the winners of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Content. This year's event saw more than $300,000 in funds going to a variety of small businesses across the nation. Last month, the company revealed 100 finalists, with that list now being narrowed down to just 10 winners. This year's grand prize winners included KindVR, The Cupcake Collection, Up In...
H-E-B and Central Market  credit cards

Imprint Launches Credit Cards from H-E-B and Central Market 

The FinTech Imprint is partnering with the popular Texas-based grocery chain H-E-B for a pair of new rewards credit cards. This week saw the launch of the H-E-B Visa Signature Credit Card as well as the Central Market Visa Signature Credit Card. With these two (nearly identical) options, customers will be able to earn rewards on groceries and beyond. First, both versions of the card earn up to 5% back on select...
Summer app

Student Loan Benefit FinTech Summer Raises $6 Million

For years, student debt has been one of the most talked about financial topics. What's more, while the debt itself has become a major part of many Americans' lives, discussion of student loans has become political due to efforts to forgive certain loan repayments. However, while we wait for resolution on that front, a FinTech that brings student debt benefit solutions to employers and consumers has raised a new round...
Choice Privileges Select Card

Choice Hotels, Wells Fargo Debut Choice Privileges Select Card

With spring well underway and the summer travel season now just around the corner, Choice Hotels and Wells Fargo have unveiled their latest co-branded credit card offering. Today, the two companies announced the Choice Privileges Select Mastercard. Carrying an annual fee of $95, this card will serve as the premium option in the hotel brand's new lineup. Looking at the Choice Privileges Select, it offers a mix of rewards categories....
Melissa Urban holding a Ness card

Health and Wellness Rewards Card Ness Partners with Whole30

In recent years, several unique rewards cards have come to market. These include offerings from FinTech startups as well as brands looking to do something special for their loyal fans. On that note, a recently-announced rewards credit card offering is now working with a popular brand to introduce new benefits for customers. This week, the Ness Card (which is issued by The Bank of Missouri) unveiled a new partnership with...