U.S. Bank Altitude® Connect Visa Signature® Card Review

U.S. Bank credit cards are often overlooked in favor of cards from more well-know issuers like Chase or American Express. However, U.S. Bank has some noteworthy options that might be a great fit for your finances, depending on your spending patterns. If you tend to spend a lot of money at the gas pump and also like to travel, the U.S. Bank Altitude® Connect Visa Signature® Card could be a great card for you.

Airport Lounge Access: Complete Guide and Best Cards 2023

The world is filled with thousands of airport lounges, ranging from basic workspaces and chill-out areas to full-blown luxury experiences. Unfortunately, no single card will grant you access to every lounge.

However, premium travel reward credit cards do often come with complimentary lounge access for specific lounge networks.

Capital One Venture X Rewards Card

We’re excited to announce the new Capital One Venture X Rewards Card. We’ll keep this intro brief as we dive into the details and our take on this new travel rewards card.

Capital One Venture X Rewards Card Overview

The Capital One Venture X Rewards Card is Capital One’s new premium credit card.

Best Credit Cards to Buy Flights

As awesome as using points and miles are to book flights, sometimes you have to pay cash for your flights. Whether you found a great deal on airfare, or there just isn’t award availability and you’re absolutely itching to take a trip, sometimes paying for flights just works better. When you’re looking to buy a flight, you should be using the best credit card to buy a flight.

Even when you are booking an award flight, there are inevitable taxes and fees that you just can’t avoid.

But that’s easier said than done.

Team Article: 3 Credit Cards We’ll Never Close

With a wallet full of credit cards, it's best practice to commonly assess your credit card portfolio to ensure that the benefits you receive from the cards outweigh the annual fees that you pay. If not, it's time to close that card or cards in most cases.

An Overview of Cell Phone Protection: Which Cards Offer It and Which One is the Best to Use

Although a large welcome bonus is as good a reason to sign up for a new credit card as any, it doesn’t hurt to make note of a card’s other benefits before clicking “Submit” on an application page.

You can get free checked bags with co-branded airline cards, free annual night certificates with hotel cards and lounge access with premium cards.

A Review of the American Express Gold Card

If I had to choose just one card to use for all of my points earnings, I am fairly confident that I would choose the American Express® Gold Card. There’s a lot of compelling reasons why I’d choose the Amex Gold over others.

This workhorse has some of the best earning rates on common spending categories, along with good usable credits.

Best Credit Card to Buy Airfare

Award taxes and airfare add up for everyone reading this blog, especially if you book yourself reimbursable tickets for work. What credit card should you use to pay the airfare and award taxes for your travel?

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Bonus Spending
Many cards offer bonus points for “airfare” or “travel” purchases.

Economics of Churning: Who Pays for Those Credit Card Bonuses?

An interesting post on Reddit caught my eye called "The Economics of Churning: who pays for the rewards?"

("Churning" is the milesphere's term for opening cards, getting their bonuses, closing the cards, and repeating.)

While I don't agree with the post's conclusions about who pays for rewards, it does present a lot of interesting information for anyone who wants to understand the business of credit cards a little bit better.

Poster Buddy5000 writes:
I do have an undergraduate and graduate degree in business.

The Top 5 Business Credit Cards

Many people can get a small business credit card. Opening small business cards roughly doubles the number of amazing miles and points cards available to you.

Every small business credit card I’ve gotten I opened by putting my social security number as the tax ID, and by saying that my business is a sole proprietorship.