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Personal Finance 2021-03-04T18:45:14Z

How much are airline miles, hotel points, and credit card rewards worth? See our complete valuations for 2021

The value of rewards can vary depending on how you use them. We've broken down our valuations into low, average, and high redemption rates to help.
Personal Finance 2021-03-04T18:45:07Z

How we assigned a cash value to points and miles from 29 of the most popular loyalty programs

Putting a dollar value on airline, hotel, and credit card rewards takes many factors into account, from the rate of return to award availability.
Personal Finance 2021-03-01T21:49:55Z

The best American Express cards of March 2021 — from the Amex Platinum to options for cash back

Of all the American Express cards you can sign up for, the Amex Platinum is the best with its generous benefits, valuable perks, and solid rewards.
Personal Finance 2021-03-01T21:41:56Z

The best credit cards of March 2021

Our top credit card picks for various categories, from cash back and travel rewards to intro APR offers and options for those with bad credit.
Personal Finance 2021-02-25T22:14:50Z

How to earn, redeem, and maximize Wyndham Rewards points — from budget-friendly hotels to newly added vacation rentals, there are options for everyone

Wyndham just added 15,000 vacation rentals through its Vacasa partnership, so members can now redeem points at over 50,000 properties worldwide.
Personal Finance 2021-02-24T22:24:57Z

You can transfer Marriott Bonvoy points to over 40 airlines to book award flights, including first class on Cathay Pacific and Emirates

Marriott has more airline partners than any other transferable-points program — here's how to make sense of your options.
Personal Finance 2021-02-23T22:21:41Z

5 credit card strategies to help couples maximize rewards and minimize hassle

Having a strategy for earning and redeeming credit card rewards as a couple allows you to double up on rewards and avoid duplicating benefits.
Personal Finance 2021-02-22T22:33:48Z

If you're in credit card debt because of the pandemic, here's what to do to start paying it off

Many of us are in debt because of COVID-19 — but by creating a plan and following it, you can get back on track and on the road to being debt-free.
Personal Finance 2021-02-22T22:20:28Z

The best ways to use a Marriott Bonvoy 35,000-point free night certificate — from upscale beach destinations to luxury international hotels

Credit cards like the Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business come with a free night each anniversary year which can be worth much more than the annual fee.
Personal Finance 2021-02-18T19:57:06Z

How to use credit card points and miles for a socially distant vacation in the Maldives

Collect your credit card rewards now and start planning a trip to the Maldives, where you can book luxury resorts with private villas using points.
Personal Finance 2021-02-16T22:46:19Z

19 ways to use the Amex Platinum card's monthly PayPal credit to save up to $30 each month

From staying cozy at home to supporting a favorite cause, there are plenty of options to use up to $30 per month in PayPal credit through June 2021.
Personal Finance 2021-02-16T22:38:07Z

Chase Offers can get you cash back with Starbucks, AT&T, and Hyatt just for having a credit card — here are some of the best deals available now

Chase Offers are cash-back deals at restaurants, retailers, and services for Chase cardholders. Here are some of the best ones available right now.
Personal Finance 2021-02-11T20:39:49Z

3 reasons why the Amex Gold card is an easy choice for foodies, travelers, and even beginners

The Amex Gold Card now offers up to $240 in dining and Uber credits each year – almost equal to the annual fee — and an elevated 60,000-point bonus.
Personal Finance 2021-02-10T22:24:56Z

Visa Signature credit cards offer perks at luxury hotels and benefits that can save you money and hassle, but many cardholders aren't aware they have one

Some of the most popular rewards cards have the Visa Signature logo — find out what it means and the perks you're entitled to as a cardholder.
Personal Finance 2021-02-05T21:58:03Z

Amex Business Platinum cardholders receive up to $200 in Dell statement credits each year — here's how to activate and maximize the benefit

After enrollment, you can receive up to $100 in credits toward US Dell purchases from January to June, and up to $100 from July to December.
Personal Finance 2021-02-01T22:31:52Z

How to cancel a loved one's credit cards and manage their points after they die

Notifying credit bureaus and contacting banks are important first steps to close a loved one's credit cards after their death.
Personal Finance 2021-01-29T22:10:39Z

How to earn, redeem, and maximize American Airlines AAdvantage miles — even if you don't fly the airline

You can earn American Airlines miles with credit cards, and use them for flights on AA or partners like Alaska, Cathay Pacific, and Japan Airlines.
Personal Finance 2021-01-27T21:53:00Z

The Amex Business Platinum card has a $595 annual fee, but if you use these 9 benefits you could get up to $7,000 in value

The American Express Business Platinum card has a $595 annual fee, but it's worth it if you can take advantage of shopping and travel benefits.
Personal Finance 2021-01-27T14:19:39Z

The best rewards credit cards for paying taxes can earn you thousands of points, but do the math to make sure it's worth it

If you have to pay taxes, you might as well earn rewards. Even better, paying taxes with a new card can help you earn a welcome bonus.
Personal Finance 2021-01-25T22:03:19Z

How to earn, redeem, and maximize Hilton Honors points — from Waldorf Astoria resorts to family-friendly Hampton Inns, there are options for every traveler

You can earn Hilton points quickly from stays, credit cards, and partners — then use them for free hotel nights, transfer to airlines, and more.
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