Ultimate Rewards points are some of the most useful tools that I use to travel around the world for less. With 10 amazing transfer partners, as well as many easy ways to earn points, Chase's Ultimate Rewards program is one of the strongest in the industry. But what are the best ways to use your points once you have them?
Whether or not you've ever flown British Airways, it pays to understand how to earn British Airways Avios. These valuable points are some of the most lucrative milage currencies on the planet, and there are many ways you can earn them without ever stepping foot on a British Airways plane.
Southwest Airlines was once known as a low-cost carrier, a way to fly the skies for less than what all the other airlines were charging. That was true for years, but the expansion of ultra-low cost carriers like Spirit and Allegiant airlines have recently made Southwest's prices seem nothing if not ordinary. While they might not be the cheapest ticket in the biz anymore, there are still some major benefits to flying Southwest.
Here is a current list of our top four 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.
If you've never had a credit card before, getting started with one can be pretty daunting for the beginner. Without any experience in the world of credit, how are you supposed to know where to start, or which card to apply for first?
Airline fees are no fun, and they're not going away. With all the legacy carriers (United, American, and Delta) offering "Basic Economy" fares at the present, and domestic competitors like Spirit and Allegiant making it a part of their core business plans. While some fees are unavoidable, having the right credit card can save you money when you travel, even if you do so infrequently. Here are our picks for the Best Credit Cards for Avoiding Airline Fees.
Tax law is incredibly complicated, and even if yours are easy there may be deductions you're missing. Student loan interest, home office deductions for telecommuters, and heck, in Massachusetts you can claim half your rent! Do any of these sound like you? Here's our list of 34 commonly overlooked tax deductions and credits you won't want to miss out on.
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 For those who have our federal taxes automatically withdrawn from their paychecks, this might mean getting a nice check in the mail.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 15 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.
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.