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Is the New Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Worth Keeping Long-Term?

Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card New Application

By now you’ve read hundreds of headlines about the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. And you’ve been well conditioned to hit the “apply” button on your favorite blogger’s links. Undoubtedly, the Sapphire Reserve’s 100,000 point sign-up bonus is huge and a… Continue Reading

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Current Increased Credit Card Offers: What’s Hot and What’s Not

There are several increased credit card sign-up bonus offers out there right now that are getting a lot of coverage on various blogs. Some of these offers really are great, while others are getting way more attention than they deserve. None… Continue Reading

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Meeting Credit Card Spending Requirements: 2016 Edition

Mastercard credit card

My 3 year-old post on how to meet $40,000 in credit card spending requirements remains one of my most popular posts to date. Things have changed a great deal since then. At the time, there were several prepaid cards that… Continue Reading

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Credit Cards I’m Currently Using for Manufactured Spending

Rewards credit Cards in a wallet

This year, I’ve probably done more manufactured spending than ever. Even back in the day when I could walk across the street from my office to CVS and buy $5,000 worth of Vanilla Reloads per day, I don’t think I… Continue Reading

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On Bloggers Killing Deals, Affiliate Links and Polluting the River

Few things in this hobby get people quite as riled up as bloggers monetizing their blogs, talking to the media, killing deals, or just existing. Despite being on the receiving end of a healthy amount of vitriol, I don’t understand it.… Continue Reading

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Marriott Rewards vs. Starwood Preferred Guest: Is the Acquisition Really That Bad?

IHG is about to get dethroned as the world’s largest hotel company (talk about Priceless Surprises – and not in a good way). I woke up to a flurry of tweets yesterday about SPG. By the tone of  things, it… Continue Reading

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$0 Fees on Amex Gift Cards: Why Buying Them Might Make Sense

I just got an email from American Express that reminded me of the good old days: When American Express would offer 100% off Amex gift card fees and shopping portals would have the codes listed right under a large text highlighting… Continue Reading