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Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Barclays Arrival, Credit Cards, Fidelity American Express | 0 comments

Free Credit Score with Credit Karma

As you plan your wedding, whether you decide to open a lot of credit cards for airline miles and points or not, it’s still very important for you to be aware of your credit history and your credit score. Not only does your credit history affect your ability to borrow money, it can also affect your employability or even your dating life! First of all, you may have seen the commericals on TV for your free credit report at freecreditreport.com. DO NOT go there. Every person does indeed get a free credit report every year, but freecreditreport.com is not the real website; it’s simply a knockoff site that hopes to make money off people. The real site that you want to go to for your annual free credit report is annualcreditreport.com. Your free credit report will not include your FICO credit score, which is used by banks, employers, and others to determine your credit worthiness. Some methods exist for getting your free FICO credit score but in general, you...

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Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Barclays Arrival, Cash Back, Credit Cards, Fidelity American Express, Priceline Rewards Visa | 4 comments

Priceline Rewards Visa No Longer Offers 2% Cash Back

Previously, I mentioned that the Priceline Rewards Visa is the best 2% cash back credit card. Unfortunately, the credit card no longer offers 2% cash back. Now, the Priceline Rewards Visa¬†only offers 1% cash back, which essentially makes the card useless and not worth opening. Previously, two offers existed for the Priceline Rewards Visa. Offer 1 gave you 5,000 bonus points and 2% cash back on everything. Offer 2 gave you 10,000 bonus points and 1% cash back on everything. Both offers are gone and replaced with the new offer for 5,000 bonus points and 1% cash back on everything!     The Main Point All good things must come to an end at some point. Plastic Jungle recently closing its website is a case in point. Fortunately, other options do exist, and the Fidelity American Express still offers 2% cash back and while it pales in comparison to the old Priceline Rewards Visa, it is certainly the better card now. You can also look into the Barclays Arrival...

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Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Cash Back, Credit Cards, Fidelity American Express, Priceline Rewards Visa, ShopDiscover | 0 comments

Priceline Rewards Visa is the Best 2% Cash Back Credit Card

When I explained why you should open the Discover It credit card but rarely use it, I mentioned that you should open that credit card to access the ShopDiscover cash back portal plus other perks but not for the 1% cash back on spending. That’s because 2% cash back credit cards exist, and you are much better off using those credit cards if you want simple cash back rather than dealing with miles and points. In particular, there are two 2% cash back credit cards you should learn about but only one worth having. The two cards are the Priceline Rewards Visa and the Fidelity American Express, but you should only open the Priceline Rewards Visa. [Update 5/25/13] Unfortunately, the Priceline Rewards Visa no longer offers 2% cash back. The credit card now only offers 1% cash back.   Priceline Rewards Visa 5,000 points signup bonus (redeemable for $50) 2% cash back on everything 5% cash back on Priceline Name Your Own Price purchases. It’s a Visa so accepted...

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