Barclaycard Arrival vs. Fidelity Investment Rewards Amex

This past week, TPG reader Manu sent me a message via Facebook: “What is the advantage of the Barclaycard Arrival over the Fidelity Investment Rewards American Express Card, which also gets 2% cash back on all purchases, but (unlike the Barclaycard) has no annual fee?” When it comes to cash back, the Fidelity American Express (which earns 2% across the board and has…

When Does It Make Sense to Use Miles Over Paying For a Flight?

What with credit card sign-up bonuses, promotions, buy miles promotions, and more, there are a lot of ways to build up your points wealth, but knowing when to use your points and miles definitely takes some skill! One of my best friends sent me a text over the weekend asking: Does it makes sense to use…

Maximizing Cash Back Credit Cards

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card, SimplyCash Business Card from American Express While I tend to talk most about the best credit cards for earning points and miles towards travel, cash back credit cards can be a great alternative for a…

Sunday Reader Question: How Do You Value Your Credit Card Points and What Are Best Cashback Credit Cards?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, SimplyCash Business Card from American Express I have advice featured in the NY Times travel section today and at one point I talk about how I value American Express Membership Rewards points at…

Maximizing Category Spend Bonuses on Credit Card Spend

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Platinum Card from American Express, SimplyCash Business Card from American Express,The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN TPG reader Tim recently emailed me that he wants to get at least two points per dollar for every single dollar he spends on…