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Credit card choices can get overwhelming. Some cards are great for earning cash back, while others offer perks like no foreign transaction fees or low cost balance transfers that can save you a bundle over time. Our credit card reviews get straight to the point about what is good and sometimes what isn’t so great about each credit card.

Square Cash Card Review (2021) 12

Have you ever owned something for years before one day you suddenly discovered a super useful function you never knew it had? That’s essentially what happened to me with Square Cash. Despite downloading the app long ago, I apparently didn’t keep up with its growing power and ability to save...

Money at 30: Venmo Credit Card Overview 3

Last year, following a few months of teasing, the Venmo Credit Card made its grand debut. With a novel reward structure, bright-colored card designs, and app integration, the card made a bit of splash. However, in the time since that announcement, the card itself had only been offered to select...

Money at 30: American Express Gold (and Rose Gold) Card Review 3

In September of 2019, I leaped into the world of premium rewards cards when I applied for the American Express Platinum card. During the following months, I continually looked at the American Express Gold card as a potential companion to my newly-acquired card, but eventually disabused myself of that idea...

Money at 30: My Personal Credit Card Strategy for 2021 3

Over the past few years, credit cards have played a larger and larger role in my life. Thankfully, this isn't because I've needed them to make emergency purchases or make ends meet but because they've allowed me to earn rewards and enjoy other perks for using them. What's more, as...

American Express Adds More Temporary Benefits to Platinum Card

Last year, when it became clear that travel wasn't going to be resuming in earnest anytime soon, American Express added some temporary benefits to its premium $550 a year Platinum Card to help bring value to grounded cardholders. This included offering $20 a month in monthly statement credits for wireless...

Money at 30: Revisiting Vital Card — Should You Invest?

It was February of 2018 when I got an email from someone working at the startup Vital Card. They were reaching out to ask if I might peruse their site and do a review of their upcoming product — then set for a fall release. Indeed, I did end up...

Money at 30: Weighing the Value of the American Express Platinum Card After Year One 3

Amazingly, it's now been a full year since I first applied for my Platinum Card from American Express — and what a year it's been! That sentiment is both sarcastic and non-sarcastic as I've actually really enjoyed being a cardholder, even if this period did prove to be a unique...

American Express Platinum Card Review 3

This review has been a long time coming… or at least it feels that way. It’s now been a few months since I took the plunge and decided to apply for the Platinum Card from American Express — also known as the Amex Platinum card, American Express Platinum, Plat, and...