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  1. What Is the Chase 5/24 Rule?

    What Is the Chase 5/24 Rule?

    If you’re a skilled credit card user and juggle multiple rewards credit cards to take advantage of their benefits, you know how great Chase’ Ultimate Rewards program can be. Offering excellent cash back, bonus miles, and perks, Chase rewards are extremely valuable.

  2. 2019 Guide to Southwest Rapid Rewards

    2019 Guide to Southwest Rapid Rewards

    Southwest is known for its low fares, constant sales, and cheerful flight attendants, but the airlines frequent flyer program — known as Southwest Rapid Rewards — is where it really shines. This dynamic program, which is insanely easy to use and understand, offers fare-based redemptions, an overly flexible cancellation policy, and points you can redeem in more than one way.

  3. Are Credit Card Rewards Taxable?

    Are Credit Card Rewards Taxable?

    For the most part, you will not have to worry about your smaller amount rewards getting caught up in the IRS. Overall, cash back rewards do not need be reported because they are considered a discount, not reportable, taxable income.

  4. Credit Card Tricks for an Affordable Valentine’s Day

    Credit Card Tricks for an Affordable Valentine’s Day

    Although Valentine’s Day has a long history, it has been celebrated as a day of love and romance for at least the last century (a time that, not uncoincidentally, coincides with the origins of the Hallmark card company). And, while the number of people celebrating the holiday has declined over the last decade, those still taking part are expected to spend more than ever.

  5. 6 Investment Apps for 2019

    6 Investment Apps for 2019

    The phrase “there’s an app for that” can be applied to your investment strategy. Depending on your goals and the amount of money you are prepared to invest, there are plenty of investment apps on the market.

  6. 2019 Chase Ultimate Rewards Guide

    2019 Chase Ultimate Rewards Guide

    The easiest way to earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points is with one of their premier travel credit cards. Also note that you can earn Chase points with their regular cash-back credit cards, although you won’t be able to use them for premium travel redemption's.

  7. Best Travel Credit Cards of 2019

    Best Travel Credit Cards of 2019

    If you’re considering a new travel credit card for the new year, it’s smart to pay attention to new offers as well as tried and true favorites. Fortunately, there are an array of lucrative travel credit card offers available all year long — some with signup bonuses worth $500 or more.

  8. How to Do a Balance Transfer in 5 Simple Steps

    How to Do a Balance Transfer in 5 Simple Steps

    ne way to tackle your debt and save money is to complete a credit card balance transfer. With this approach, you can get a lower rate, so more of your payment goes toward the principal rather than interest. It can help you save money and get out of debt faster.


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