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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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Enjoy Better Vacations With Expert Local Guides From TripSavvy

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Planning for a vacation leads to a more enjoyable trip. You can pick out the best restaurants, attractions, and hotels at your destination. But should you trust a random website with biased reviews for the success of your vacation? Absolutely not! This is where TripSavvy comes in. They pick qualified writers that are actually from the city you want to visit. Then those writers use their expertise to write about the best things to do their town. This local’s perspective gives you an insider’s point of view and improves your overall vacation experience.

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Plan Projects and Save Money with PlanGrid

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Getting construction projects done on time and on-budget is a win-win for both clients and construction companies. But often times construction projects can get bogged down in red tape costing companies both time and money. Enter a software company called PlanGrid. The California-based startup offers cloud-based construction management software that aims to streamline the building process anytime, anywhere. “PlanGrid saves time, prevents rework and eliminates paper,” said a PlanGrid spokesperson, who talked to RewardExpert.com about the benefits of using the company.

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Conversant Helps Marketers Create Human Connections That Count

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Conversant is a marketing company that helps marketers connect with their ideal customers. They deliver targeted marketing to customers that benefit from seeing a client’s advertisements. This increases ad performance and the return on investment for a company’s marketing budget.

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Dealspotr Brings Brands, Influencers, and Consumers Together

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Dealspotr works with three distinct customer bases and offers them a safe place to do business with each other. Brands connect with influencers to help promote their products to consumers that want to buy. Influencers receive product and compensation for honest reviews of products and an opportunity to connect with new audiences. And consumers uncover valuable coupon codes that actually work and detailed reviews from influencers so they can make the right choice. It’s a win-win-win situation for everyone involved.

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Automate Your Investing Goals With Betterment

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You want to save for your goals, but you aren’t sure how to do it. Many full-service brokerage firms have minimums investment amounts that are above your budget or charge so much that it’s not worth it. Betterment offers investment accounts with no minimum balances and fees that are well below what others charge. And your investment accounts come with advanced features that are usually reserved only for the rich and wealthy. Read on to find out why Betterment will save you time and give you peace of mind as you work towards your financial goals.

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How StackPath Propels Startups To Business Success

The internet can be a dangerous place. Software developers and website creators are under constant attack from hackers, malware, and viruses. If they’re not careful, a project can be interrupted by these bad actors. StackPath provides a secure environment from Day 1 that allows developers to create without worry. And as a way of paying it forward, StackPath’s Propel program offers services, guidance, and networking opportunities free of charge to selected startups.

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SavingForCollege.com Shows Parents The Best Way To Save For College

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All parents dream of being able to send their kids to college to earn a degree and get a good job. But today’s job market demands a higher level of education than ever before and college costs are rising at 8% per year! If you don’t start saving now, your children could be saddled with student loan debt for years after graduating.

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Why BiggerPockets Is The Go-To Source For Real Estate Advice

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If you are interested in real estate investing, you need to visit BiggerPockets. They offer forums, online calculators, podcasts, and books full of the information you need to build a profitable real estate business. A majority of the real estate resources are free, so there’s nothing stopping you from increasingly our real estate knowledge.

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How Hosting With Kinsta Boosts Website Performance To Increase Revenue

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In today’s 24/7 environment, your business needs a web presence. Kinsta offers next-level hosting solutions that will boost your website performance while providing service levels unmatched in the industry. Whether you are a Fortune 500 company or just launching your blog, Kinsta is the choice for stability, speed, and reliability.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Brian Jackson, the Chief Marketing Officer at Kinsta, to discuss what sets them apart from the competition. I came away impressed with how they can offer such high levels of service at such affordable prices.

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Actual Tools Improves Your Windows PC Experience

Actual Tools

Working on a slow computer is absolutely frustrating. Actual Tools solves Microsoft Windows problems with software that improves the user experience and speeds up their daily tasks by unleashing hidden features of the Windows operating system.

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How Feefo Delivers Honest Reviews For Actionable Insights

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Fake reviews plague many online websites. These reviews deceive potential customers and make it difficult for businesses to adjust to consumer feedback. Feefo’s solutions eliminate fake reviews because they focus on feedback from verified purchases. This improves the customer experience and builds trust in the business.

I spoke with Neil Mcilory, the Head of Product at Feefo, to learn about their solutions and they are making the web a safer place to shop.

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Mitek Saves Time By Eliminating Check Deposits At The ATM

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The ATM was a revolutionary concept in the 1980s. Customers could make deposits and withdraw cash 24 hours a day, even on the weekends. Mitek’s remote deposit capture service saves consumers and businesses both time and money. Instead of driving to the ATM and, potentially, waiting in line, check deposits can be made from the comforts of home or without stepping away from the office.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Michael Diamond, the SVP/GM of Payments for Mitek, to discuss the evolution of banking and what additional efficiencies are coming.

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Pack For A Purpose: How Your Next Vacation Can Make A Difference

Pack For A Purpose

Whenever you travel, there is an opportunity to make a positive impact on the local community beyond the tourist dollars that you spend. Pack for a Purpose is an organization that coordinates travelers with local charities. The idea is simple, yet genius – fill your unused suitcase space with necessary supplies that will improve lives.

I spoke with Rebecca Rothney, founder of Pack for a Purpose, to hear her story. I learned of an ingenious idea how travelers can make a profound difference in the lives of many around the world.

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How LendEDU Saves Borrowers Time and Money With Objective Reviews

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When it is time to take out a loan, who do you turn to? Friends and family want to help, but what worked for them, may not work for you. This is where our friends at LendEDU come in. They offer objective reviews of lending options so that consumers can easily compare lending products and make an informed decision.

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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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How the Greater Phoenix Chamber Promotes Regional Prosperity

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Chambers  are organizations that represent businesses in the community. The advocate for business-friendly policies and help businesses train the next generation of employees. The Greater Phoenix Chamber is now over 130 years old and has been pro-business before the state of Arizona was even formed. With their new “Find Your PHX” initiative, the future looks bright.

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Gazelle Breathes New Life Into Consumer Electronics

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If you’re ready to upgrade your consumer electronics, hit the pause button. Gazelle offers a great way to make money on your old device, while also saving you money on a new one. The process is seamless, transparent and completely user-friendly.

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Chase Freeman, the Public Relations Manager at ecoATM Gazelle, to discuss how they are breathing new life into consumer electronics.

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The Workhorse Electric Vehicles Are Revolutionizing An Industry

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Although consumers are only recently embracing electric vehicles, Workhorse has been perfecting this technology for over a decade. Workhorse started out converting gasoline-powered vehicles into electric cars. Soon they applied this technology to the commercial sector and discovered an opportunity to transform an industry.

I recently had an opportunity to Jeff Bennett, Aerospace Project Manager at Workhorse. We discussed how their battery technology is transforming multiple industries.

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