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It Might Be Time To Revisit The Citi Prestige Card

The past few years have been confusing to say the least. Back in 2014 I began a job in which I was traveling at least 50% of the time, often more. Back then I’d often find myself sitting in loud and crowded gate area waiting for my flight. During a particularly long delay I became…
My Metal American Express Platinum Card Fell Apart

A few weeks ago I wrote about an issue I’ve been having with metal credit cards. The issue I’ve been experiencing is as the cards age, they start to fall apart. Unlike a traditional plastic cards, metal cards are typically a piece of metal with two info panels stuck to either side. It seems overtime…
Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red Card 10% Award Mileage Rebate

Just prior to the New Year I decided to apply for the Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red card. I applied for the card primarily because of the annual Elite Qualifying Dollar (EQD) benefit. Each year, if I spend $25,000 on the card I’ll earn $3,000 AAdvantage EQD. Those EQD help fast track my elite status qualification…
Earn 5X Ultimate Rewards Points On Apple Pay Purchases

While this may surprise you, one of my favorite credit cards in my wallet today is the Chase Freedom card. I say this may surprise you because at face value the card isn’t that appealing. The card is a no annual fee 1% cash back card with limited benefits. However, the card also offers 5%…
When Does The Marriott Rewards Premier Free Night Certificate Post?

One of my favorite credit cards in my wallet today is the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier card. In fact, a few weeks ago I wrote about how I don’t think I’ll ever close this card. However, unlike most of my credit cards, the Marriott Rewards Premier card rarely sees the light of day. That’s because…
Is It Time To Close The Chase Sapphire Reserve?

With the start of each New Year I like to sit back and come up with a plan for the upcoming year. This plan includes which hotels should I remain loyal to, which airlines should I fly, and most importantly, which annual fee credit cards are worth keeping. I’m pretty happy with my current portfolio…
Activate The Chase Freedom 5% Q1 2018 Bonus Now

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the no annual fee Chase Freedom card. In fact, I think it’s one of the best no annual fee credit cards on the market. While the card is plenty great by itself, pairing it with a Chase Ultimate Rewards card, such as the Chase Sapphire Preferred…
Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red Card Benefits

A few days ago I mentioned that I finally received my AAdvantage Aviator Red card from Barclaycard. Although I’ve mentioned briefly why I chose to apply for the card, I’ve never fully explained the benefits of this card. Today I wanted to take some time to explain the full benefits of the Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator…
Ordering A Replacement American Express Platinum Card

A few days ago I received an alert from my Apple Wallet that $600 had been charged to my American Express Platinum card. The only thing that was different about this charge is that I didn’t make it. Somehow someone fraudulently charge my American Express Platinum card. Believe it or not, this is the first…
Why I Add All Of My Credit Cards To Apple Wallet

One of the things I didn’t anticipate when getting into the points and miles game was how difficult it is to keep track of my credit cards. When I first started out I only had one credit card to keep track of. At the time I only had the American Express Gold card and I…