Frequent Flyer Tips for Experienced Travelers

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How to travel cheap: 5 Tips for Budget Travel

5 Tips for Budget Travel

As someone who’s picked up more than three million airline miles traveling through some 63 countries, I know how to travel cheap.

Even if you don’t earn a lot of money, and even if you have debt that you think prohibits you from seeing the world, the fact is that numerous budget-travel options exist for you to travel to your dream destination.

Credit cards these days come with tons of travel perks beyond the simple accumulation of miles. Choose your credit cards wisely, and you can earn an abundance of rewards including hotel upgrades, free airfare and airline upgrades to business or first class that will allow you to book inexpensive vacations.

And even if you can’t travel completely for free, you can still collect and use travel rewards to radically reduce your travel costs.

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2019’s Best Credit Cards for Young Adults and Millennials with Any Credit Score

Best Credit Cards for Young Adults

The best credit cards for young adults are those that reward you most for how you spend your money. If you like to travel, choose a card that offers airline miles or hotel points and provides benefits like upgrades, waived fees, and other perks. For foodies, find a credit card that will earn extra rewards or cash back when you go out to eat.

Additionally, you want to avoid paying big fees for benefits that you aren’t going to use. Some high-end credit cards offer amazing perks, but if you’re not in a position to use them, you’re just wasting your money. A credit card with no annual fee or one that is less than $100 per year is perfect for most people.

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The Ultimate Guide To Credit Card Application Rules, Exceptions, and Restrictions

Credit Card Application Rules

Do not submit your next rewards credit card or cash back card application until you’ve read this ultimate guide on credit card application rules, exceptions, and restrictions. Banks have implemented many sign-up bonuses restrictions in the last few years. These new rules make it tougher than ever for people to get approved for rewards credit cards and receive sign-up bonuses. By reading this guide, you’ll know each bank’s rules and how they apply to your situation.

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Capital One Venture Credit Card Adds Two New Transfer Partners. 14 Airlines to Choose From!

Capital One Venture Card Adds Two Transfer Partners; 14 Total

The Venture Card was already one of my favorite travel credit cards because you can earn two points for every dollar spent and no blackout dates when redeeming points for travel. When it was announced that the Capital One Venture Card was adding transfer partners for its points, the travel world went nuts. This catapulted the value of the Venture Card card over many others and put this credit card in the first position for many travelers. Today, it was announced that Capital One added two additional transfer partners, bringing the total transfer options to 14. Read on to find out who they are and how to transfer points to them. Also effective today, transfers to these airlines partners is now live.

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How Western Union Helps To Protect You From Fraud

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Sending money to friends and loved ones is a big business. And the most trusted name in money transfers is Western Union. They operate in 200 countries worldwide with over half a million agent locations to serve their customers. With such reach, it is no wonder why they are the global leader in money transfer services.

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Save Money Shopping Online Or In-Store With GiftCardGranny

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GiftCardGranny.com is a shopper’s best friend. Everyone loves a bargain and nobody likes paying full price. When you buy discounted gift cards from GiftCardGranny, even when your dream item isn’t on sale, you’ll still save money. And you won’t need to worry about hackers draining your balance because they offer a lifetime guarantee on every gift card that they sell.

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Capital One Savor vs SavorOne: Which Cash Back Credit Card Is Best?

SavorOne vs Savor Card

Capital One made a huge splash this summer with the release of the Capital One Savor Card. For the first time, consumers were able to earn an unlimited 4% cash back rewards for dining and entertainment. The first year’s annual fee is waived, but should you keep the credit card in year two? Or does it make more sense to downgrade to the Capital One SavorOne Card? In this guide, we perform a detailed review of the Capital One Savor vs SavorOne. Our goal is to help you decide which Savor card is the best Capital One credit card for your wallet.

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Capital One Venture Credit Card Even More Valuable With 15 Transfer Partners

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The Capital One Venture Card has been a favorite credit card of RewardExpert.com for a long time. It has a great sign-up bonus and cardholders earn 2 points for every dollar that they spend. And the points allow you to book any flight or make any hotel reservation without fear of blackout dates. Now, Capital One is making this awesome credit card even better by adding 15 transfer partners!

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How to Build Credit the Easy Way

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Everyone tells you that you need a good credit score. But how many of those people can actually tell you how to build credit? This comprehensive guide will show you the best way to build credit and improve your credit score. No matter if you’re a seasoned pro or are just starting out, we have actionable tips for you that will show you how to build credit fast and improve your credit score.

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How many credit cards should I have? Is there a perfect number?

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The average consumer may have 3 credit cards, but if you’re really into travel rewards like I am, you may have applied for more than 3 credit cards just in the last 90 days. When people ask me “how many credit cards should I have,” I reply that it depends on your situation. Let’s look at the pros and cons of having multiple credit cards to help you determine the right number of credit cards for you.

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How to Earn Over 20% Cash Back on Dining

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Whether you are staying home or out traveling the world, one thing is constant. You will spend money eating out. Here’s an awesome way to earn more than 20% cash back when eating out.

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How To Pay Off Debt: Average US Credit Card Debt Reaches $15K!

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Credit card debt can be a huge obstacle to your financial goals. Recent studies show that the average credit card debt is now over $15,000 per household. With the average American credit card debt rising beyond levels last seen leading up to the 2008 Great Recession, this could spell trouble for the economy and consumer finances. There is no single best way to pay off credit card debt – there are several to choose from. The path that you take is a personal choice, but the most important thing is that learn how to pay off credit card debt so you can become debt free.

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How to Get a Free FICO Credit Score from all 3 Credit Bureaus

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Credit scores are a quick way for banks, insurance companies, and others to rank us based on our past behavior. Keeping track of your credit score is an important way to monitor your progress towards a better financial future. But how do you get a free FICO credit score? There are actually many ways how to check your credit score for free. Follow along, and I’ll show you how.

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850 FICO: Do you really need the highest credit score?

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While many people struggle to improve their credit scores, there are some super prime consumers who have earned a perfect credit score of 850. The higher your credit score, the better terms you’ll get on loans and perks on your credit cards. But do you really need the highest credit score possible to get the best loan interest rates and credit card benefits? And what steps can you take to improve your credit score?

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Why the Free Checked Bag Benefit Doesn’t Always Mean “Free”

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The airlines are making a killing by charging us for checked bags. In 2017, airlines made over $4.5 billion from this additional source of revenue. Now, checking a bag is getting more expensive for travelers because United and JetBlue are increasing the first checked bag fees from $25 to $30. And the other airlines are sure to follow.

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Credit Utilization: Everything You Need to Know to Increase Your Score

Credit Utilization: Everything You Need To Know To Increase Your Score

To increase your credit score, you want to focus on what you can change the quickest. Credit utilization is the second largest factor in your credit score. And it is the one you have the most control over on a monthly basis. Simply put, the lower your balances versus the amount of credit you have, the better your score will be. We’re going to discuss everything you need to know to increase your credit score by controlling your credit utilization rate.

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10 Passive Income Ideas to Rock Your World

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The only thing better than making money is making money while you sleep. That’s the whole concept behind passive income. You can spend more time with your family and friends, perfect your golf swing or learn another language. The possibilities are endless because you’ve set up passive income streams that provide you a paycheck without needing to clock in. Here are the 10 best passive income ideas that will rock your world.

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Soft Credit Check vs. Hard Inquiry

Soft Credit Check vs. Hard Inquiry

I don’t know about you, but I’m very protective of my credit. When I learned that allowing credit card issuers and businesses to simply look at my credit could ding my score, I became a lot more protective of who gets access.

This whole idea of a soft credit check vs. a hard inquiry was something that I felt like I needed to know all about. Once I really understood the difference, I was more protective of my score in some ways but not as worried in others.

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Singapore Airlines Devaluation

Singapore Airlines Devaluation

Regular airline and hotel program devaluations are becoming the norm, and recently Singapore Airlines has announced program changes without giving us a whole lot of warning. Effective December 7, 2017, many flights booked on Star Alliance partners will be changing in price and there are a few non-price related changes as well. All in all this is a pretty big deal.

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8 Reasons Your Credit Card Was Declined

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Imagine that you’re standing at the checkout counter and the cashier informs you that your credit card has been declined. Not only is this an embarrassing situation to be in, but it can also be an inconvenience. If you don’t carry cash, you’re left scrambling for another method of payment. 

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