What’s the Best Bank Account for Traveling?

What’s the Best Bank Account for Traveling?

If you need a bank account before you jump on the nearest space capsule, it’s worth taking a look Charles Schwab. And just ‘cause we like to pit banks against each other in a fight to the death, we choose...
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Chase’s Purchase Protection Replaces My $700 Phone

Chase’s Purchase Protection Replaces My $700 Phone

Travel credit cards get touted for their benefits all the time, but it’s all moot if they don’t stand up to scrutiny when push comes to shove. The Chase Sapphire Preferred, for instance, is one of those cards that’s ridiculously...
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Credit Cards: Is the Chase Sapphire Preferred the Best?

Credit Cards: Is the Chase Sapphire Preferred the Best?

If you follow any travel blog, you probably know that the Chase Sapphire Preferred gets peddled around the most like a cheap whore. Usually for good reason. If you travel, the benefits of signing up for the card are immense....
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The Best Credit and Debit Cards for Traveling

The Best Credit and Debit Cards for Traveling

I think the time when Ben Franklin’s old adage “a penny saved is a penny earned” rings truest is when I’m traveling abroad. ATM and foreign transaction fees just add up too fast. Generally, any money I save is money...
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Why Manufactured Spending Is Irresponsible

Why Manufactured Spending Is Irresponsible

Nothing says obsession like creating spreadsheets of the credit cards you’re churning so you can get a chance to fly in Singapore’s suites. It’s a creative and tricky endeavor and, most of all, is fiscally irresponsible. In traditional travel hacking...
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Starwood Ditches the Foreign Transaction Fee (and Other Updates)

Starwood Ditches the Foreign Transaction Fee (and Other Updates)

The Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card is increasing its annual fee and adding four new benefits today in one fell swoop. The news is that the foreign transaction fee is permanently going. The Starwood Preferred Guest American Express is...
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Why Credit Card Points Aren’t the New Miles

Why Credit Card Points Aren’t the New Miles

Since United and Delta changed the way miles are earned, everyone has been advocating the nearest credit card as the best way to get points. The math still shows flying is cheaper. Starting in 2015, every airline in the U.S. except...
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Battle of the Sexes: Who Manages Their Credit Better and Why?

Battle of the Sexes: Who Manages Their Credit Better and Why?

  Credit Sesame recently put together a study that compared the credit profiles of men and women. We wondered which gender has better credit and why. The analysis was gathered from a subset of our 7 million Credit Sesame members...
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The Credit Cards You Should Pick Based on Airline Frequent Flyer Program

The Credit Cards You Should Pick Based on Airline Frequent Flyer Program

Bla bla bla Chase Sapphire Reserve. But kinda pointless if you’re an Emirates flyer. The point is not to be opening up credit cards willy nilly, but based on the airlines and hotels that someone is going to stay or fly...
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