My Four New Credit Cards and 205,000 Miles & Points

I currently have 23 active credit cards, and my credit score is consistently in the high 700s. Earlier this year I canceled and applied for 4 new cards for 230,000 miles/points, and recently I did another round of applications to bring my year-to-date sign-up bonus total to 435,000 miles/points. Some people’s eyes pop out of…

The Best Credit Cards For Earning Airline Elite Status Qualifying Miles

Readers often ask me which credit cards help you earn miles toward airline elite status, and after recently exploring  the best airline credit card offers and the top credit card spending bonuses for 2014, it seemed like a great time to specifically address this question. While most airline co-branded credit cards simply offer award/redeemable miles that have no…

My Credit Card Spring Cleaning – Which Cards To Keep, Cancel or Convert

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards from American Express has expired. View the current offers here – personal, business. Spring is here, the sun is shining (well, it is in Miami!), and it’s time for another round of credit card applications to boost my points balances. With several new lucrative offers out there…

The Top Credit Card Spending Bonuses for 2014

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – United MileagePlus Explorer Card, Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cards from American Express Personal and Business, Gold Delta SkyMiles, Platinum Delta SkyMiles, Delta Reserve Credit Card. Now that we’re into the new year, it means it’s time to really plot out your credit card spending strategy for 2014, because there’s…

Last-Minute Round of Applications – Maximizing Southwest 50,000 Ending, Starwood Amex 30,000 Launch and British Airways Visa Annual Fee Waived

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN, Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Card, Starwood Preferred Guest from American Express Personal and Business Cards They say when it rains it pours – and today has been a crazy day in the world of points credit…

What is the Best Current Credit Card For Home Improvement and Moving Expenses?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – United MileagePlus Explorer Card, Platinum Card from American Express TPG reader Mark has some big changes on the horizon – with some big expenses – and wants to know how to maximize his spending either with his current credit cards, or new…

Amex Business Gold FAQ and My Top 10 List of Other Credit Cards for the Last Minute App-o-ramas

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN I’m getting a ton of traffic and emails today about the current 75,000 point Amex Business Gold deal and people asking whether they should do an impromptu round of applications if…