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Articles in February 2019

  1. Barclaycard Ring® Mastercard® Review 2019

    While travel rewards and cash-back credit cards provide lucrative perks, they work best for consumers who never carry a balance on their cards from month to month. After all, the average credit card APR is currently well over 17%. It doesn’t make any sense to pursue rewards if you’re carrying a balance since the interest you pay will add up to way more than any rewards you earn.

  2. 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.

  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. Disney World with Rewards? Yes, It’s Possible

    Disney World with Rewards? Yes, It’s Possible

    Disney World in Orlando, Florida may just be the holy grail of vacations for most Americans, but that doesn’t mean it’s affordable. If you want to take savings up a notch, you can even earn rewards in programs that let you book airfare, hotel stays, and other components of a Disney trip for free.

  5. 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.

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