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Capital One Venture Card Review

October 4, 2011

A ton of my reader email is around credit cards and lately I’ve gotten a lot of questions around Capital One since I haven’t written about them as much as some of the other card issuers. As such, I thought I’d do a review of their premier Venture card so you can understand the benefits […]

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Top Credit Cards That Don’t Have Foreign Transaction Fees

September 28, 2011

Via travelcreditcards.com, here is a list of the top cards that don’t have foreign transaction fees (the newest addition is the Marriott Premier Visa): 40,000 points for Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card. $95 annual fee, waived for the first year. 2x points on travel and dining. 50,000 points for the Amex Mercedes-Benz Platinum. $475 annual fee. 50,000 miles for Chase British […]

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My Year to Date Credit Card Sign-up Haul: 553,500 Points/Miles

August 31, 2011

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  2011 has been a year for the record books when it comes to credit card sign-up bonuses. In the past, I only dabbled in the credit card game because I was working to get debt free and […]

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Maximizing Category Spend Bonuses on Credit Card Spend

August 23, 2011

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  TPG reader Tim recently emailed me that he wants to get at least two points per dollar for every single dollar he spends on his credit card. I think that’s a pretty interesting goal and one that’s […]

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New Credit Card Tab and Capital One Products

August 8, 2011

Earlier this year, I started the Top Deals page, which features the top credit card and airline/hotel/miscellaneous offers and promotions. This page quickly became the #1 most visited page of the site and the feedback I’ve gotten is to continue organizing as much information in one place as possible so you can make the most informed […]

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25% Bonus on American Express to Virgin Atlantic Transfers

June 3, 2011

While this certainly isn’t as exciting as the 50% British Airways transfer bonus, it beats nothing at all. While transfer bonuses are generally a good thing, I see two big catches: 1) Virgin charges enormous fees on award tickets and 2) the T&C state that “bonus miles will be posted to your Flying Club account […]

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Understanding How Credit Card Travel Rewards Work

May 23, 2011

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  This is the first post of a new series designed to help beginners understand the points and miles world. I’ve created a new category “Beginners Series”, with that hopes that if someone stumbles upon this site, they’ll […]

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Avoiding Foreign Transaction Fees on Points and Miles Earning Credit Cards

March 28, 2011

If you aren’t already aware, many credit card issuers charge ridiculous foreign transaction fees on every purchase you make on your credit card outside of the USA. In fact, you may even be charged this fee from within the US if the merchant processing the charge is based outside of the States. These fees – […]

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