These are the Two or Three Cards to Get if Just Starting

If you're just getting started you need to get the most powerful combo of credit cards to earn miles. I've discussed the general strategy to maximize miles from credit cards over your lifetime recently, but let me be very specific for beginners.

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Start with the Freedom Unlimited and Sapphire Preferred.

These Are the Easiest Places to Get with Miles

Where are the easiest places to get with frequent flyer miles, especially if you're just starting out?

I started thinking about it because I had a string of very tough requests through my Free Credit Card Consultation form. One in particular read:
Been following your site for about a year and haven't been able to jump in. Shame on me. It's all very overwhelming for a newbie even though you break it down well. [Scott: Agreed, but it doesn't have to be.