• Watching my best friend rack up over $10,000 in credit card debt made me put 5 checks and balances in place to avoid the same mistake

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

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    It took my friend years to pay off $10,000 in credit card debt and I don't want it to happen to me.
    I review my credit card spending weekly and avoid using my cards on certain days of the week.
    Building an emergency fund and staying accountable helps me avoid getting into trouble.
    Read Insider's guide to the best rewards credit cards .
    In my early twenties, I surrounded myself with a lot of friends and family members who had a similar mantra when it came to how they used credit cards. I'd be out shopping with them or deciding where to eat for dinner, and when I...
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  • The 5 best credit card rewards programs for socially distant travel in 2021

    The 5 best credit card rewards programs for socially distant travel in 2021

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Chase, Amex, and Citi offer options to book socially distant travel through their online portals.
    You can use Capital One miles to "erase" any travel purchase, including Airbnb rentals.
    Some hotel rewards programs let you redeem your points for private vacation homes.
    Read Insider's guide to the best travel rewards credit cards .
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    The good old days of scoring extravagant vacations using credit card points are on pause, especially if you aren't flying due to the pandemic.
    However, that doesn't mean that there aren't options out there...
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