The Best Hilton Credit Card? Welcoming the Hilton HHonors Reserve Card

Tweet This week Citi announced a new Hilton credit card – the Hilton HHonors Reserve card. To be absolutely honest, I would have yawned my way past this card about three months ago.  However, this card is going to be added to my best hotel credit cards page. Why? Because I didn’t realize how valuable […]

Best Travel Credit Card Without an Ongoing Annual Fee

Tweet Look, I don’t like paying for an annual fee if I don’t have to.  But I’ll be upfront regarding our discussion for the best travel credit cards without an annual fee. Sometimes paying an annual fee is the wisest choice.  Don’t automatically rule out cards with an annual fee, or it might be to […]

The Anatomy of a Mini-App-O-Ramma: Re-Evaluating the Best Current Credit Card Offerings

Tweet In the next week or so, my wife and I will be applying for a few new credit cards.  In this post I will walk you through the thought process I go through when deciding which cards to apply for and which cards to pass over. App-O-Ramma I honestly don’t know where this term […]

Why the Chase Sapphire Preferred is the Most Recommended Card

Tweet Over the last few years, I’ve done hundreds of credit card consults.  While I haven’t kept any records, I know for a fact that the card that I’ve recommended most often is the Chase Sapphire Preferred. Why? My credit card consults are personalized (in that I read them myself and reply to each request personally […]

How to Determine the Best Credit Card | Important Classifications to Consider

Tweet In an effort towards simplicity, I’ve suggested to many of you the best credit cards.  I even just finished up a page on this site where I suggest the best hotel credit cards.  However, be aware that the biggest factor in determining the best credit card depends on which credit card basket you’re trying to […]

Warning: You May Get a Better Rate of Return By Avoiding an Airline Branded Credit Card

Tweet Over the last year, I’ve done a lot of free credit card consultations. I’ve noticed a pattern with the credit cards that people have on hand. The pattern would appear to be logical, but it actually isn’t. The assumption is that I should have and use the credit card that is sponsored by my […]

Travel Credit Cards With Best Free Baggage Options

Tweet I recently claimed that airline branded credit cards may not be the best approach to earning miles with that specific airline. The big exception, of course, is if you fly the airline a lot and can take advantage of the free baggage. Since I usually fly with my wife and three kids, I do […]

Best Airline Credit Cards Where Miles Post After First Purchase

Tweet One of the most frequent questions and concerns I get is regarding a credit card minimum spend.  This is especially true if a person is planning to apply for multiple cards at one time. There are not a lot of people who can spend $10,000 within three months. Today we’ll explore some of the […]

The Mileage Combination Short Cut for Earning Your Free Trip in Record Time

Tweet It doesn’t come as any surprise that the fastest way to build up your frequent flyer mileage accounts is through credit card sign up bonuses. With all the 50,000 point sign up offers, you could either sign up for one credit card or fly to Australia roundtrip three times for the same number of […]

The Ultimate Guide to Free(ish) 2012 Summer Travel

Tweet This week I had a post appear at Get Rich Slowly. That’s probably not new news to half of you since many of you just discovered this blog as the result of that post. In addition to receiving an influx of new subscribers, I also had a whole battalion of credit card consult requests. […]