• I've opened more than a dozen credit cards and figured out exactly how opening a card for the bonus affects my credit

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

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    New credit cards temporarily lower your credit score , but using them responsibly can raise your credit score in the long run.
    Sign-up and welcome bonuses can be a good incentive to open a card, but otherwise a card you open for a points or miles bonus behaves the same as any other card.
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  • A navy vet who's been using points and miles for 7 years explains how active-duty servicemembers can travel for less

    A navy vet who's been using points and miles for 7 years explains how active-duty servicemembers can travel for less

    3 days ago - By Chron

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    Rewards points and frequent-flyer miles can help anyone travel for free or cheap, but active-duty servicemen and women in the US military have unique travel needs.
    Fortunately, there are a few specific programs and benefits for military servicemembers that can help them take advantage of points...
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  • Chase is offering a big 80,000-point bonus on its best small business credit card right now

    Chase is offering a big 80,000-point bonus on its best small business credit card right now

    3 days ago - By Chron

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    The Chase Ink Business Preferred Credit Card currently offers a big 80,000-point sign-up bonus after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first three months after opening a new account.
    It also offers 3x points per dollar on popular business categories like travel, shipping, telecom, and online...
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  • The first step anyone should take to start getting more from credit card rewards, according to an expert

    The first step anyone should take to start getting more from credit card rewards, according to an expert

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Using credit card benefits and earning rewards points - especially welcome bonuses for new cardholders - can help anyone travel for free or cheap.
    Business Insider spoke with a US Navy-veteran-turned-travel-rewards-expert who has advice for anyone looking to get started with credit card rewards: Open a Platinum Card®...
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