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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.

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

Getting 6% cash back on supermarket purchases is what really sets this card apart.

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.

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.

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 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 Visa 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.

The Best Travel Reward Credit Cards

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

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?

Get a Break From Interest: The Citi Diamond Preferred Card - 21 Month Balance Transfer Offer

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.

Travel Rewards Don't Get Easier Than This: Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

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