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Best Rewards Card: The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

Our travel credit card expert zips around the world for free using by credit card rewards. Learn why this card is the best in his wallet.

The 5 Best Credit Cards for College Students

Used wisely, these credit cards can be a great way for parents and college kids to share expenses while also building students' financial independence.

Retire Your Credit Card Debt With Citi Simplicity® Card

For the two-thirds of American credit card holders who carry a balance, Citi Simplicity may be the best way to step off the treadmill.

The Platinum Card: Do the Perks Justify the Fee?

No other card comes close to Platinum's pile of perks, services, fee refunds, and exclusives. But few other cards come close to Platinum's annual fee, either.

The Simmons Bank Visa® Platinum Credit Card: The Lowest Standard APR Available

You won't get rewards or perks or concierge service with this credit card, but you will get the industry's lowest interest rate.

5 Best Travel Reward Credit Cards

Jason's family has been earning free travel for over 20 years. These are his favorite travel rewards cards.

Invest Your Rewards With the Fidelity Rewards AMEX Card

Don't just pocket your credit card rewards. With this card you can easily put them to work in an investment account.

Love Travel, but Hate Airline Miles? Try AmEx's Blue Sky Preferred

Credit card issuers are replacing complex airline mile rewards with flexible statement credits. Is AMEX's Blue Sky Preferred the best of the bunch?

The Citi® Diamond Preferred® Card: 0% Interest With Benefits

The Citi Diamond Preferred Card doesn't ask you to choose between a great promotional rate (0% APR for 18 months) and attractive cardholder perks and benefits; it offers both.

Capital One Venture Rewards Card Review

By replacing flighty airline miles with statement credits, the Capital One Venture Rewards card makes redeeming and earning travel rewards easy.

The PenFed Promise Visa Card Offers a Way to Escape Your Big Bank

With industry best interest rates and no fees, the PenFed Promise Visa card may be just the trick for borrowers looking to break the big bank habit.

Chase Slate: Balance Transfers With No Fee

As the only credit card on the market with no balance transfer fee, the Chase Slate card can save you serious cash (and help you make a plan to pay off debt).

NFL Extra Points Card: Fumble or Touchdown?

If you’re willing spend what it takes to amass the required points, this credit card may be the surest way to acquire Super Bowl tickets.

Chase Sapphire Preferred: Get The Most Value For Your Travel Rewards

This card is more than just a pretty sign-up bonus. Learn why the Chase Sapphire Preferred might be one of the best travel rewards cards out there.

5 Myths About Credit Card Rewards

Reward cards might be a lot more beneficial (or, in some cases, harmful) than you think. Check out these common myths — and the true story behind them.

The 5 Best Credit Cards With Airline Companion Tickets

Companion tickets are one of the best credit card perks available. Discover five great cards currently offering these tickets — and three not worth the trouble.

The 5 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out

Planning to treat yourself to a night out? Stay frugal and splurge smartly by using one of these restaurant rewards cards.

Bringing Water and Wheels to Africa: My Amazing Frugal Vacation

Living frugally can help us achieve other goals — such as, in one writer's case, providing water and bicycles for people in Uganda.

The 5 Best Premium Credit Cards

Despite their millionaire marketing, these premium cards might help you save extra money, not spend it — especially if you travel a lot.

The 5 Best Credit Cards for Small Businesses

Whether you run a small business or want a second card to help keep work expenses separate from personal ones, look to one of these cards.