It’s been almost a year since I’ve gone over which cards Sharon and I are carrying in our wallets. Since we each have a different approach to earning miles and points, mine being obsessive about earning the maximum points for each transaction, and her desire to exert the least amount of thought into the process (Note from Sharon: Hell yeah! LOLOL!), the cards we carry are different.
There’s a method to my madness, as I manage to balance the two approaches and come to a plan where we maximize earning while minimize effort (and still keep our marriage together). (Note from Sharon: Again. Hell yeah!)
Continue reading “What Credit Cards Are In Our Wallets? (September, 2018)”
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Signing up for credit cards and getting the sign up bonuses is one of the easiest ways to earn a nice stack of points and miles with very little effort. As long as you have good credit and can pay off your bills in full, this is a great place to start. You’ll soon see that besides all of the personal credit cards available there are almost as many business credit cards. You’ll have twice as many sign up bonuses to choose from. That is, if you have a business.
There’s no shortage of websites that tell you the many ways you can have a business. It all sounds so easy and apparently everyone has business and can apply for a business credit card. Here’s some examples I’ve seen:
- Do you sell anything?
- Do you provide any services you get paid for?
- Do you rent a property?
- Do you have a side job?
- Do you run a lemonade stand?
- Do you sell brownies at the local market?
Congratulations, you’re a business. Now go and sign up for a business card with this referral link!!!
Sometimes it might be that easy. However, other times it’s not. I recently had to prove to Chase bank that I do run a real business and it’s not as easy as it looks.
Continue reading “Want A Business Credit Card, Here’s How To Prove You’re A Real Business”
Wow, I’m more influential than I thought. Less than a month after I wrote my article, Sorry Starbucks, I Love You But I’m Not Going To Sign Up For Your Credit Card, the sign up bonus for the card has been substantially increased :-).
The sign up bonus for the card is now 4,500 stars after spending $500 on purchases in the first three months from your account opening, up from the initial offer of 2,500 stars.
How much does that increase mean in dollars? Here’s what I originally wrote about this offer: Continue reading “Starbucks Increases Sign Up Bonus To 4,500 Stars (Write To Chase If You Took The 2,500 Star Offer)”
Sapphire Reserve. The one credit card I wanted to get more than any other I can remember. I didn’t apply for any other cards for months just so I’d be eligible to apply for one. One year has past and I just received the bill for the $450 annual fee. Is the honeymoon between us over or am I still infatuated with this metal beauty?
Continue reading “The Honeymoon’s Over – My Sapphire Reserve Card Just Turned One Year Old”