Tax season is upon us, whether we like it or not. For those who have our federal taxes automatically withdrawn from their paychecks, this might mean getting a nice check in the mail. But for many others, including freelancers, people with multiple lines of income and the self employed, April 18 probably means it's time to pay a big tax bill. If you owe more than you expected this year, you might want to consider using a credit card to pay off your balance to the IRS.
Tax day: a time that strikes both fear and hope in the hearts of so many. Most people pray for a refund, but is that actually something you should want? While it can feel nice to get a big chunk of change in the mail, consistently getting a refund year after year can actually hurt your finances.
One of the most common expenses in the average American's monthly budget is keeping gas in the tank. If you live in a car-centric city like I do, getting even a few cents per gallon off your gas costs can mean big savings over the course of a year. Fortunately, there are a few credit cards out there that can save you up to five percent on every dollar spent on gas purchases. For a more generalized roundup of great credit card deals, see our article on the best credit cards with signup bonuses.
If you’re a Starbucks lover on a budget, make sure to enroll in the Starbucks Rewards program. Using this program, you earn 2 Starbucks Stars per dollar spent on Starbucks purchases made with your connected Starbucks card or mobile app. After earning 300 Stars, Starbucks Rewards users are upgraded to Gold status and can redeem 125 Starbucks Stars for any beverage or food item on the menu.
Credit card companies are always looking for fresh ways to get new customers. Often, this means putting out lucrative signup bonuses that reward you with cash back. These are great, but sometimes, the best deals are less flashy. A long period of 0% APR and/or the promise of fee-free balance transfers might not seem like a great reason to sign up for a credit card, but looks can be deceiving! These offers are actually some of the best on the market, and here's why.
Ah, the sweet smell of spring! The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and oh, what's that? I have three weddings to attend this year? Cue the sweet sound of my savings account drying up faster than a California puddle.
Here is a current list of our top five favorite credit card signup bonus offers. Consider all of of these to be highly recommended. If you’re new, I realize that it can be scary to apply for any credit card, but if you are diligent about paying your bills on time and in full, the rewards are endless.
What's one big part of travel many people don't think about while booking a vacation? Getting around at your destination. Sure, Lyft and Uber are now ubiquitous, but depending on the trip, it often makes sense to rent a vehicle. We get questions all the time about which credit card is best for car rentals, so we thought we'd round up our favorite options for anyone looking to save on some wheels for their next trip out of town.
The American Express Platinum Card was once "the" travel charge card, as the first premium card on the scene. But lately, American Express has faced more competition from other card issuers, and as a result, the Platinum American Express card has gotten even better! The card is chock full of prestige and benefits, but weighed down by the hefty $550 annual fee. If you consider $550/year a deal breaker for you, we're asking you to reconsider.
Everyone needs to eat, and unless you have unlimited money to shell out at restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, groceries are an unavoidable weekly expense. For gourmands and families alike, grocery bills can add up fast. Luckily, there are a number of credit cards available to you that get you up to 6% cash back at grocery stores.