Category: Credit Cards

Should you use a mileage credit card to pay taxes?

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It’s that dreaded time of the year – tax season. Hopefully you don’t owe anything to the government come April 15, but if you do, is there a way to pay Uncle Sam and also earn benefits for yourself at the same time?  There is, and I’m going to show you the math behind how paying your taxes with a rewards credit card can work to your benefit. (more…)

Changes to American Express Platinum lounge benefits

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The American Express Platinum card comes with a hefty annual fee of $450. Historically, this cost has been partially offset by some of the best credit card perks in the industry, including an annual $200 fee reimbursement for airline-imposed fees and Amex’s Platinum Travel Desk, which includes two-for-one business class tickets on many international airlines.

One of the most valuable benefits has been the access the card offered to airline lounges around the world, including those run by American Airlines, Delta and US Airways. (more…)

How to choose a travel rewards credit card

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There has been an explosion in ways to earn airline, hotel and other rewards points in the last 10-15 years.  Airlines have partnered with banks to issue credit cards that earn frequent flyer miles, hotels have done the same for their own point programs, and some banks have even begun to offer their own distinctive rewards programs.

But there’s one very important piece of information you need to know about rewards credit cards: They are not all created equally. (more…)