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Past articles by Robin:

Best no foreign transaction fee credit cards of June 2023

Credit card foreign transaction fees are 2% to 3% of each purchase you make at an international merchant. The best no foreign transaction fee credit cards offer a combination of high rewards, low fees and travel perks. → Read More

How to maximize your American Express Green Card value in the first year

Those who take advantage of all of the benefits of the Green Card from Amex can easily justify the $150 annual fee. → Read More

Best Discover credit cards of June 2023

Compare the best Discover credit cards Best for earning cash back: Discover it® Cash Back Card highlights This no-annual-fee card offers 5% back on rotating spending categories throughout the year, though you’ll have to activate these rewards each quarter. Other purchases earn a flat r → Read More

Best Delta credit cards of June 2023

Compare the best Delta credit cards Delta SkyMiles Blue American Express Card The Delta SkyMiles Blue American Express Card is a straightforward choice if you’re looking to earn Delta SkyMiles on a card with no annual fee. While you may enjoy the points boost on Delta purchases and resta → Read More

Best credit cards that offer preapproval or pre-qualification of June 2023

Preapproval or pre-qualification can help you find the right credit card quickly without impacting your credit. Learn the ins and outs of the process with us. → Read More

Total Visa Credit Card review: Last resort for poor credit

The Total Visa Credit Card is geared toward applicants with a fair or bad credit score, which is a FICO Score of 669 or below. But, there’s a glut of fees. → Read More

American Express Green Card vs. Blue Cash Preferred

The American Express Green Card and the Blue Cash Preferred both earn generous rewards, but one is primarily a travel card and one earns cash back on groceries and more. → Read More

Emirates Skywards Premium Mastercard review: Not worth the sky-high fee

When you compare its high annual fee against its scant benefits and limited earning power, the Emirates Skywards Premium Mastercard is not worth it for most travelers. → Read More

LoungeBuddy: Your guide to visiting airport lounges worldwide

If you’re interested in visiting an airport lounge, LoungeBuddy is your best friend. This platform helps you find airport lounges worldwide and shows you which ones you may be able to access in exchange for entrance fees from $28 to $75. → Read More

Cabela’s CLUB Credit Card review: Not a great catch

The Cabela’s CLUB Credit Card underperforms compared to the vast majority of rewards cards on the market — even ones that also carry $0 annual fees. → Read More

Mission Lane Visa Card review: Build your credit from the ground up

If you’re looking to build or rebuild your credit with a credit card without having to submit a security deposit, you may want to look into the Mission Lane Visa Card → Read More

Fifth Third Preferred Cash/Back review: Simple and effective if you’re a Fifth Third Preferred Banking client

The Fifth Third Preferred Cash/Back card is exclusively for the bank’s Preferred Banking clients. Those who qualify will get 2% back and other perks. → Read More

What are the three credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion?

Although they don’t make lending decisions or determine your credit scores, the credit bureaus play an essential role in creating and maintaining the credit system. → Read More

The Select™ World Elite Mastercard® from Deserve review: A membership club dressed up as a credit card

Exclusive Select club membership is the main draw with the Select World Elite Mastercard. If you’re invited to apply, there are extensive perks, but a high annual fee. → Read More

Disney Visa review: Not all that magical

The no-annual-fee Disney Visa card offers some benefits to frequent visitors to the “Happiest Place on Earth” but the rewards rate is not so magical. → Read More

Does the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card offer free Global Entry?

Although the Chase Sapphire Preferred card offers a wide array of benefits for a modest annual fee, trusted traveler application fee reimbursement is not one of its perks. → Read More

Guide to Chase Ultimate Rewards

Chase Ultimate Rewards are flexible credit card points that can be redeemed multiple ways or transferred to several travel partners for maximum value. → Read More

Alternatives To Cash Advances

In a pinch, a cash advance can be a tempting way to quickly refill a wallet. No application, no credit check, no chance of rejection, no wait—cash via an existing credit account can be particularly appealing. But there are a couple big catches. Cash advances are fairly inefficient; the expense of → Read More

Experian Go Can Generate A Credit Score For Those Without One

Experian, one of the nation’s three main consumer credit bureaus, recently launched an app-based program called Experian Go aimed at helping people without credit or very little credit take the first step towards creating a credit report and credit score. According to Experian’s research, at leas → Read More

What Credit Score Do You Need To Be Approved For The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card?

The offers great perks for occasional to frequent travelers including a generous welcome bonus and rich rewards on travel purchases made through Chase Ultimate Rewards as well as on eligible dining and food delivery services. It’s recommended that applicants have good to excellent credit scores → Read More