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Top 0% APR Credit Cards That Earn Points & Miles

August 19, 2014

Generally when I write about credit cards, it’s to tell readers about the sign-up bonuses and other benefits they offer that can help enable and enrich your travels. But there are other important factors to consider when getting a new card – most critically, the impact that opening an account has on your credit score, and how applying for and using a card fits […]

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What Is the Best Credit Card for a First Time Applicant?

April 20, 2014

TPG reader Kashif tweeted me to ask: “@thepointsguy I’m turning 18 this week and I’m thinking of signing up for a credit card that I could pay off. What’s your suggestion for the best points card for a first-timer?” Happy 18th birthday, Kashif! Before you choose any card, I’d suggest checking your credit score for free […]

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What’s The Best Travel Rewards Credit Card For Someone Young Without Great Credit?

February 9, 2014

TPG reader Cliff is young and doesn’t have great credit, and he emailed to ask what reward credit card options he has: “I’m young and don’t have great credit. Are there airline credit cards designed for people like me?” Having good credit is essential if you want to be able to apply for several credit […]

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(Video) Sunday Reader Questions: What Is The Best Way To Apply For Multiple Credit Card Promotions?

March 25, 2012

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  We all want to get in on as many lucrative credit card bonuses as possible, but in order to do so, you’ve got to be smart and strategic about your applications. You need to understand how multiple […]

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Sunday Reader Email Question: Can Adding an Additional Cardholder Improve Credit?

August 7, 2011

TPG Reader Kris writes: “I have excellent credit, while my fiance’s is not so great … He has about 7 thousand in credit card debt on two cards with a total credit limit of 14 thousand dollars or so. Because of that he’s been unable and unwilling to get into mileage game. Would adding him […]

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