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The Secret to Redeeming Travel Rewards with Airline Partners

Airlines make it hard to earn and redeem miles. Learn to leverage carrier alliances to find great awards flights, for much less cost in miles (and cents).

The Capital One Platinum Prestige Credit Card Offers Value Instead of Perks

The Capital One Platinum Prestige card drops the usual rewards card bells and whistles and offers a simple, no fee, low APR credit product.

Which Airline Loyalty Program Has the Best Value for Their Miles?

Just how much is an airline mile worth? It depends on the airline — and the credit card.

Best Credit Cards With Annual Fees

Sometimes it makes sense to get a card with an annual fee, because the perks and rewards are worth it. Check out these best credit cards that make the cut.

Citi® Double Cash Card - 18 Month BT Offer Pays You to Pay Off Your Debt

Most banks offer a cash rewards card. Citi tweaks the recipe by rewarding cardholders twice. Find out if the twist makes the card worth holding.

The 5 Best Credit Cards With No Annual Fees

A card with more modest benefits and no annual fee can be better than one with extra features you don't use but have to pay an annual fee for. These are our favorites.

Cashing in at the Supermarket: Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express Review

Getting 3% cash back at many department stores is attractive, but the 6% cash back on supermarket purchases is what really sets this card apart.

The Best 0% Balance Transfer Credit Cards

If you're fighting to reduce your credit card debt, a balance transfer card can be a powerful tool. Read this list to find the best card for you.

Getting Your Travel Rewards on the Ground

You've wrung every mile out of your frequent flyer program. Now wring every cent out of your other rewards programs for your hotel, rental car, and more.

Advanced Airline Miles Collection Tricks for High Flyers

How did that guy get upgraded to business class? By taking advantage of these credit card bonus offers and travel rewards program loopholes.

7 Frequent Flyer Rules to Go Farther on Fewer Miles

Travel reward points and miles are like dollars — you work hard to earn them, and you should spend them wisely. Learn how.

Best Gas Rewards Credit Cards

Tired of overpaying for gas? Get 5% back or 15 cents off per gallon with these gas reward cards.

Maximize the Value of Your Airline Miles and Points

Should you pay with points or pay with cash? Learn how to apply the Two Cent Rule and maximize the value of your travel rewards.

The Best Cash Back Credit Cards

If you're responsible with your credit, a rewards credit card can be a nice perk -- free stuff! If you don't want to bother with points programs, choose a cash rewards card.

Get Started With Travel Rewards in 4 Simple Steps

Going far with a credit card travel rewards program is not as hard as it seems. The journey of a thousand miles begins with four simple steps.

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 - No Late Fees Ever

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 from American Express: 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.