NextAdvisor Blog - Julie Myhre-Nunes

Julie Myhre-Nunes joined NextAdvisor.com in 2013 as a writer. Since then, she has worked her way up to her current role, Director of Content. Julie is responsible for overseeing the strategy, SEO and production of every piece of content that the company creates, including blog posts, reviews, the newsletter, social media and others. Since the beginning of her career at the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Julie's writing has been published by numerous nationally-recognized news websites, including USA Today, Business Insider, Wired Insights and American City Business Journals, among others. She is an alumna of San Jose State University, where she earned a B.S. in Journalism. Follow her on Twitter @JulieAdvisor.

Posts by Julie Myhre-Nunes:

Capital One Business Credit Cards Add Impressive Limited-Time Bonus Offers

Whether you’re just starting your business or 10+ years into it, a business credit card is a necessary financial tool. That’s because business credit cards give owners the flexibility to make big or small purchases for the future. For example, if you need to get some new
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Top 7 Credit Cards for Good to Excellent Credit

If you have stellar credit, you want a card with the most competitive offer. After all, if your credit qualifies you for the best, you deserve the best. The problem is there are so many credit card offers that it’s hard to determine which cards are worth their
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Why Now’s the Perfect Time to Get a New Credit Card

The holiday season is here, which means you’re probably thinking about what purchases you’ll be making during the winter months — assuming you haven’t already started your shopping. Before you hit the mall or your favorite retail sites, first you’ll want to add a new credit card
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Top 3 Business Credit Cards

Updated: Nov. 13, 2018 Running a business isn’t easy, especially when it comes to finances. That’s where a business credit card comes in. These cards provide small business owners with the financial freedom they need to order supplies, fund new equipment, implement more employee training, take clients
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Which Low APR Credit Card is Right for Me?

Did you know some cards offer long 0% intro APRs on purchases and balance transfers? This means you can save some serious dough on interest with one of these cards, as some offer 0% intro APRs of up to 21 months! See the following list of low
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Pay No Interest Until Nearly 2020 with These Credit Cards

Editor’s Note (11/01/18): The Discover it Cash Back card and Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card are currently charging no interest until 2020, while the Bank of America Cash Rewards credit card still charges no interest until nearly 2020. Carrying a balance on a credit card
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Best Credit Cards for Customer Satisfaction

Updated: Sept. 24, 2018 Are you satisfied with your credit card? If you don’t have a Discover, American Express or Barclays card, you might not be. That’s because according to J.D. Power’s 2018 Credit Card Satisfaction Study, those 3 card issuers are the best for customer satisfaction.
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Best Cash Back Credit Cards for Dining Out

Do you enjoy dining out with loved ones or an occasional fancy meal out on the town? If so, you’ll want to make sure you’re using one of the best cash back credit cards for dining out. Paying with a credit card for your restaurant adventures will
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New: Earn a $500 Bonus with the Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card

Apply Now Would you like to earn one of the highest cash back intro bonuses we’ve seen? If so, the new Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card is for you. That’s because this card offers a whopping $500 cash bonus to cardholders who spend $3,000 on
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We’ve Found the Highest-Paying Cash Back Card

How would you like a card that not only earns 5% cash back on purchases in different categories throughout the year and a hefty intro bonus, but also offers a long 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers? The Discover it Cash Back card, the highest-paying
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Which Cash Back Credit Card is Right for Me?

Want to earn cash back on every purchase you make? Cash back credit cards can do exactly that by giving you cash back (some cards offer up to 6% back on certain categories!) on everything you buy. Most cards also offer hefty intro bonuses, boosting your rewards
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Earn a $200 Bonus with the Bank of America Cash Rewards Credit Card

Updated: Aug. 15, 2018 Using a rewards credit card to cover your everyday purchases can help you make the most of your hard-earned dollar, but what rewards card is best? The Bank of America Cash Rewards credit card – $200 Cash Rewards Offer is one of our
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Which Balance Transfer Credit Card is Right for Me?

Sick of paying high interest rates? A card with a long 0% intro APR on balance transfers can help because it allows you to avoid interest for a set period of time — some cards offer up to 21 months of no interest! Not sure which card from
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We Got the Scoop on the New Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card

When a card gets some updated perks, it’s not always easy to understand what’s special about the new version of the card. Lucky for us, we got to experience the new Wells Fargo Propel American Express Credit Card firsthand at a special event in San Francisco last
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Earn a Bonus Worth $300 with the New Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card

Apply Now If you’re looking for a card that earns rewards on all of your everyday and not-so-everyday purchases — from ordering in and dining out to travel and gas purchases — the new Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card is for you. That’s because the card offers
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3 Best Credit Cards for Paying Off Debt

Updated: Oct. 11, 2018 Are you carrying debt on a credit card? Did you know there’s a way for you to rid yourself of that debt without paying an arm and leg in interest? By opening a card with a long 0% intro APR on balance transfers
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Blue Cash Everyday or Blue Cash Preferred: Which Cash Back Moneymaker is Right for You?

Credit cards with similar names can be confusing. While they earn different rewards, they also often offer similar perks and benefits. That’s the case with two of our top-rated cash back credit cards that have the reputation of being serious moneymakers, the Blue Cash Everyday Card from
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Special Offer: Earn 35,000 Bonus Miles with the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Are you a business owner who’s loyal
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Barclays Arrival Premier vs. Capital One Venture: Which Travel Credit Card is Best?

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. When it comes to travel rewards credit
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New! Ink Business Unlimited Credit Card Earns 1.5% Cash Back on All Purchases

Business owners, rejoice! The New! Ink Business Unlimited Credit Card makes earning rewards on all of your business purchases easy. That’s because it earns unlimited 1.5% cash back on all purchases. Most other business credit cards earn rewards in set categories, like office supplies or restaurants, which
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Citi / AAdvantage Credit Cards Get Some Impressive Limited-Time Intro Bonus Offers

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Those who are loyal to American Airlines
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Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard: The Only Card with an Annual Bonus

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Have you ever wished your credit card
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New: Get a 20-Month 0% Intro APR with the U.S. Bank Visa Platinum Card

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. How would you like to sail into
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Wells Fargo Platinum Visa Card Extends Its 0% Intro APR to 18 Months

If you’re in the market for a card that offers a long 0% intro APR, we have some good news for you: the Wells Fargo Platinum Visa Card just lengthened its 0% intro APR period to 18 months. This new 0% intro APR applies to both purchases
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Best Credit Cards for Home Improvement Projects

Updated: Oct. 8, 2018 Are you planning to upgrade some appliances in your home or thinking of repainting that room that’s been neglected for years? If so, you’re likely trying to decide the best way for you to fund these home improvement projects. While you may be
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How to Use Your Tax Refund to Build Credit

Updated: July 19, 2018 Tax season is over, which means you may already (or soon be) seeing your bank account get an impressive boost from your tax refund. While you may be tempted to spend your tax refund on something you’ve been eyeing all year, there’s a
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Get a 15-Month 0% Intro APR on Purchases with the SimplyCash Plus Business Credit Card

It’s no secret that running a business is expensive. That’s why the SimplyCash Plus Business Credit Card from American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser) is the perfect card for any business owner. Not only does this card earn some impressive cash back rewards on all your business purchases,
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The Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card Gets Some Exciting New Perks

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Business owners who travel a lot and
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NextAdvisor Survey: 54% of Americans Find Frequent Flyer Programs Confusing

Updated: June 7, 2018 When it comes to credit cards, do you really understand how your rewards work? The results of our recent survey* found that most people don’t understand credit cards rewards, specifically travel rewards. Fifty-four percent of Americans find frequent flyer programs confusing and 47%
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Pay No Credit Card Interest Until 2020

Updated: Nov. 1, 2018 Carrying a balance on your credit card isn’t fun. While you’re paying an arm and a leg in credit card interest, the balance seems to barely move. Although you may think there’s no way to escape your credit card debt, a low APR
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Avoid Interest for 14 Months with the Discover it Cash Back Card

Updated: Oct. 8, 2018 Apply Now When it comes to cash back credit cards, Discover it Cash Back is one of the top options, but did you know it’s also a solid choice for balance transfers? That’s because it offers a 14-month 0% intro APR on purchases
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The Fastest Way to Pay Off $8,000 in Credit Card Debt

Updated: Oct. 11, 2018 Credit card debt is something most people try to avoid, but there are instances when you may find yourself owing a little more than you’d prefer. While you may think there’s no way out, there’s an easy way for you to rid yourself
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Credit Card Makeover: How to Complete a Balance Transfer

Updated: Sept. 27, 2018 Carrying credit card debt can feel like a never-ending burden. Even if you manage to pay more than the minimum, it seems like that payment barely makes a dent. Those who are trapped in the cycle of debt are likely wondering if there’s
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Best No-Fee Balance Transfer Credit Cards

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Balance transfers are a great way to
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Bank of America Cash Rewards Credit Card: The Perfect Card for Everyday Purchases

Updated: July 31, 2018 Learn More Picking the right card for your needs isn’t always easy, considering there are seemingly endless credit card offers on the market. If you’re looking for a credit card that not only has a $200 intro bonus opportunity, but also earns cash
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Which Cash Back Credit Card is Right for You?

Updated: Aug. 15, 2018 Finding the right cash back credit card is a challenge, especially since there are so many options on the market and credit card offers are constantly changing. Lucky for you, we are in the know when it comes to credit cards, so we
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Earn Unlimited 10X Miles at Hotels.com with the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card

Updated: March 28, 2018 One of the best travel rewards credit cards on the market just got a whole lot better. That’s because the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card now earns unlimited 10X miles on every $1 spent at Hotels.com! On top of that, it has an intro
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Is the New Hilton Honors American Express Business Card Right for Your Business?

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. A brand new business rewards credit card
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Special Offer: Earn a Bonus of Up to $500 with the SimplyCash Plus Business Credit Card

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Attention business owners! If you don’t already
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What to Know About the New Citi Simplicity and Diamond Preferred Credit Card Offers

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. We’ve been writing about the Citi Simplicity
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Earn a $150 Bonus with the U.S. Bank Cash 365 American Express Card

Are you in the market for a new cash back credit card with a generous intro bonus? If so, the U.S. Bank Cash 365 American Express Card, which is brand new to our site, is likely a good fit for you. That’s because this card offers a $150
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Best Credit Cards for Paying Your Monthly Bills

Updated: Aug. 15, 2018 Whether it’s a utilities bill, a cell phone bill or a cable bill, we all have monthly bills that we need to cover every month. There are seemingly endless ways to pay for these charges, as you can reach for your debit card,
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Do Balance Transfers Count as Purchases?

Updated: Sept. 27, 2018 If you’re in the market for a balance transfer credit card, you may have seen that a couple cards we review also offer intro bonus opportunities to cardholders who spend a certain amount within a set period of time (e.g., spend $500 on
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Venture vs. Sapphire Preferred: The Battle of the 50,000-Mile Intro Bonuses

Updated: March 21, 2018 Picking the right credit card to add to your wallet isn’t always easy. This is especially true when you’re considering two credit cards with industry-leading 50,000-mile intro bonuses, like the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card and the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. To
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Best Credit Cards for 2018

Updated: Nov. 13, 2018 As a new year rolls around, you’re probably starting to evaluate your personal and financial goals. Although credit cards may be the last thing on your mind this time of the year, it’s actually the perfect time to get a new credit card.
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Wells Fargo vs. Chase: Which Unlimited Cash Back Credit Card is Right for You?

Updated: Aug. 10, 2018 If you’re in the market for a cash back credit card that allows you to earn the same cash back rate on all of your purchases, there’s a good chance you’re considering the Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Card or Chase Freedom Unlimited — or both. Although
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Best Credit Cards for Paying Medical Expenses

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Sometimes life happens and you find yourself
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Pay No Interest Until 2019 and Get Cash Back with These Credit Cards

Updated: Oct. 8, 2018 It’s no secret that there are credit cards that allow you to avoid interest on purchases and balance transfers and there are other cards that earn cash back on purchases, but is there a way to get both? We have some excellent news
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American Express Cardholders: Get Your First Uber Ride for Free

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Are you an American Express cardholder who’s
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Arrival vs. Venture: Which is the Best Travel Rewards Credit Card?

Updated: July 7, 2018 Picking the right travel rewards credit card for your needs is a challenge, especially when two credit cards seem to offer similar rewards and perks. That’s why we’re pitting our two top-rated travel rewards credits cards, the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard
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Limited-Time Offer: Earn 60,000 Bonus Miles with Citi’s AAdvantage Platinum Select Credit Cards

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Prefer to fly with American Airlines? If
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Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card Ups Its Intro Bonus to 50,000 Miles

Attention travelers: The Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card just upped its intro bonus to 50,000 bonus miles — that’s worth $500 in travel! Cardholders will earn this 50,000-mile bonus after they spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. While this new
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Do You Pre-Qualify for a Special Offer from American Express? We Can Help You Find Out

Updated: Aug. 1, 2018 If you’ve been eyeing an American Express credit card for some time, or if you are in the market for a new credit card, now may be the time to act. That’s because we’ve teamed up with American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser) to
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Best Credit Cards for Avoiding Interest on Holiday Purchases

Updated: May 31, 2018 The holiday season is a time of giving, but it can also be expensive. Whether you’re purchasing gifts for your immediate family or hosting a feast for your family and friends, there may be some unexpected expenses you have to cover. While you
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A Complete Guide to Freezing Your Credit

If you’ve been reading our blog or any news about the Equifax breach, you’ve likely heard that freezing your credit is one of the best things you can do to protect yourself, which is absolutely true. To help you decide if a credit freeze is the right
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Share Your Opinion for a Chance to Win $500!

Editor’s Note: As of Dec. 26, 2017 at 5 p.m. PT, we are no longer accepting entries for our $500 giveaway. That said, we still encourage to tell us what you think — we appreciate any feedback we receive. Have you ever used our free reviews and
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The Blue Cash Everyday Card Boosts Its Intro Bonus and Lengthens the 0% Intro APR Period

Want a card that earns cash back on everyday purchases, offers an impressive intro bonus and has no annual fee? If so, you’re in luck because the Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser) just got a lot better, as it now offers a
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New: Get an Increased Intro Bonus with the Blue Cash Preferred Card

If you frequent the grocery store and gas station, you may want to consider adding the Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser) to your wallet. That’s because it not only offers the best cash back rewards of any card we review, but now
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Get 10% Back at Amazon.com and Target with Discover it Cash Back

Updated: Nov. 2, 2017 The holidays are around the corner, and if you want to make the most of your purchases, Discover it Cash Back is a strong addition to your wallet. That’s because this card earns an effective 10% back at Amazon.com and Target from October
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Why Everyone Should Care About the Equifax Breach

Updated: Sept. 28, 2017  If you haven’t already heard, Equifax — one of the three major credit bureaus — announced on Sept. 7 that 143 million consumers’ information was leaked in a security breach. Leaked information includes social security numbers, dates of birth, names, credit card numbers,
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Best Credit Cards for Average, Fair and Limited Credit

Updated: June 12, 2018 Although there seem to be potentially limitless credit card options for those with good or excellent credit, you might find yourself wondering if there any options for someone with not-so-perfect credit? Yes, there are actually a number of credit cards for those with average,
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Chase and United Airlines Launch the New United TravelBank Card

Do you prefer to fly United Airlines? If so, we have some great news for you: Chase and United Airlines have teamed up to create a new, co-branded travel credit card called the United TravelBank Card. This brand new card aims to offer the “simplicity of a
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Earn More Cash Back with This Special Offer from the U.S. Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Card

Editor’s Note: This special offer is expired. Visit our U.S. Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Card review to learn about the card’s current rewards and perks. Looking for a cash back credit card that allows you to customize your rewards? The U.S. Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Card might
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Limited-Time Offer: Earn Up to 100,000 Bonus Points with the Hilton Honors Credit Cards

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. If you prefer to stay at hotels
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Pay It Plan It: American Express’ New Feature Provides Flexible Payment Options

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Paying down a credit card balance can
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Cash Back Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. We’re always talking about the best travel
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Earn Unlimited 2X Miles on All Purchases with the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card

Updated: Oct. 17, 2017 Attention frequent travelers: the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card may be the perfect addition to your wallet. That’s because this card earns unlimited 2X miles on all purchases, offers an intro bonus worth $500 in travel, has an annual fee that’s waived for the
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Which Chase Freedom Credit Card is Right for You?

When credit cards have similar names, it can be challenging to tell the cards apart. That’s probably the case for most of our readers who are considering either Chase Freedom – $150 Bonus or Chase Freedom Unlimited. Even though these cards have very similar names, they are very
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Best No-Fee Travel Rewards Cards

Updated: July 31, 2018 Travel rewards credit cards are a great asset to any frequent traveler, but the unfortunate reality is that many of the best travel credit cards charge annual fees. While these fees aren’t a big deal to some, as the rewards and perks they get
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Limited-Time Offer: Earn 75,000 Bonus Miles with the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Attention American Airlines frequent flyers: the Citi
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Venture vs. VentureOne: Which Travel Rewards Credit Card is Best for You?

Updated: Oct. 17, 2017 Choosing the right credit card for your needs and spending habits can be hard, especially when you’re trying to decide between two credit cards with similar names, like the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card and the Capital One VentureOne Rewards Credit Card.
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NextAdvisor Adds HSBC Credit Card Reviews

Editor’s Note: As of Aug. 31, 2017, these cards are no longer available through our site. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs and spending habits. When it comes to our credit card reviews, we are not only
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Citi ThankYou Premier Card Ups Its Intro Bonus to 50,000 Points

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Looking for a card that earns rewards
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Why Now’s the Time to Get a New Credit Card

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. When was the last time you got
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New: Citi / AAdvantage Gold World Elite Mastercard Offers a 15-Month 0% Intro APR and More

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, as of Dec. 13, 2017, the Citi / AAdvantage Gold World Elite Mastercard is no longer available. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. American Airlines
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What is a Balance Transfer?

Updated: Oct. 11, 2018 While you may have heard the term before, you may be wondering “What is a balance transfer?” Even though it sounds like a complicated credit card transaction, a balance transfer is not only pretty simple to complete, but also a helpful tool to help you
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BankAmericard Credit Card: The Right Card for Your Balance Transfer?

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best balance transfer cards to find the right card for your needs. Are you sick of paying credit
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What the Fed Rate Increase Means for Your Credit Card

Updated: Oct. 11, 2018 During today’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, the Fed decided to increase the short-term interest rate by 0.25%. This is the third time since December that we’ve seen an increase in interest rates. While you may be thinking a slight rate hike won’t impact
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A Parent’s Guide to Student Credit Cards

Updated: July 26, 2018 When it comes to personal finance, everyone has an opinion, so it’s no surprise that most parents have preconceived notions about student credit cards. Whether you think your student isn’t ready for a credit card or they shouldn’t have one until they have a
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These Credit Cards Have the Best Intro Bonuses

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Getting a new credit card is exciting,
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Limited-Time Offer: Earn Up to 70,000 Bonus Miles with the Delta SkyMiles Credit Cards

Editor’s Note: As of July 5, 2017, this limited-time offer is no longer available. Visit our reviews of the best travel rewards credit card to learn more about the current offers. Prefer to fly Delta? If so, we have some good news for you: two of the Delta
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New: Get a $150 Bonus with the BankAmericard Cash Rewards Credit Cards

Updated: Feb. 15, 2018 If you want a card that offers top-notch cash back rewards and an impressive intro bonus, you’ll want to check out one of the BankAmericard Cash Rewards credit cards. That’s because Bank of America just increased the cash rewards bonus from $100 to $150
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NextAdvisor Reveals the Results of Its 2017 Travel Rewards Credit Card Analysis

Updated: July 7, 2018 While travel rewards credit cards are great for those who want to earn rewards they can redeem for future travel, it can be hard to know which card is actually worth its salt, especially since every card earns different rewards (miles, points, etc.)
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Limited-Time Offer: Earn 60,000 Bonus Miles with the AAdvantage Platinum Select Credit Cards

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. American Airlines frequent flyers who do not
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Best Credit Cards to Pay for Wedding Expenses

Updated: Oct. 8, 2018 It’s no secret that weddings are expensive, but did you know the price is steadily increasing? The results of The Knot Real Weddings Study showed that the national average cost of a wedding is $35,329 (note that this doesn’t include the honeymoon costs)
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Barclaycard vs. Wells Fargo: The Battle of the Unlimited Cash Back Credit Cards

Editor’s Note: As of Nov. 28, 2017, the Barclaycard CashForward World Mastercard is no longer available. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Picking a credit card is a big decision, as you want to make sure you select
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The Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card Adds an Impressive 20,000 Bonus Points

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks are expired. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Want to earn rewards on everyday purchases and get a hefty intro
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Should You Avoid Cash Advances?

If you’ve read the terms and conditions for any credit card, you’ve likely see something about cash advances, specifically a cash advance APR and a cash advance limit. While it may be foreign to some, cash advances are not a new concept for credit cards or charge
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We Learned All About the Upgrades Coming to The Platinum Card from American Express

Updated: March 31, 2017 Three of the NextAdvisor employees (myself included) got the opportunity to attend a special event at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco on March 16, 2017 to learn all about the major updates coming to The Platinum Card from American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser). During
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Earn Up to $350 Back with This Limited-Time Offer from American Express

Editor’s Note: As of May 3, 2017, this offer is expired. Visit our reviews of the best cash back credit cards to see what the Blue Cash Cards currently offer. American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser) just added a stellar limited-time offer to two of it’s top-rated cash back
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Starwood Preferred Guest Cardholders Can Now Get Up to 35,000 Bonus Points

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Are you a fan of Starwood Hotels,
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Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card Offers 75,000 Bonus Points for a Limited Time

If you frequent Hilton-branded hotels, including Hilton Hotel & Resorts, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Double Tree Hotels, Hampton by Hilton and more, we have some great news for you. The Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card (a NextAdvisor advertiser) just added a limited-time offer that can earn
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Barclaycard Ring Mastercard Now Has a 15-Month 0% Intro APR and No Balance Transfer Fee

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. If you’re looking for a credit card
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Should You Pay Your Taxes with a Credit Card?

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Tax season is in full swing, which
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Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week: How to Protect Yourself from Tax Identity Theft

Tax identity theft is a big deal, so much so that the FTC dedicates a whole week to bring awareness to the issue every year. Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, which runs from Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 this year, is aimed to spread the word about
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How Does Chase’s Ultimate Rewards Point Transfer Work?

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A major security flaw may be exposing your information on the Internet, even if you’re using an encrypted website, as reported by The New York Times. The bug, called Heartbleed, was discovered by Finnish security experts and is estimated to affect more than half a million websites, according
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Nearly 95% of ATMs in the world may soon become targets for hackers unless their software is updated by April 8, as reported by Businessweek. It turns out most of the 420,000 ATMs in the U.S., in addition to others worldwide, run on Windows XP. Since Microsoft
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It seems that Sally Beauty is the most recent to fall victim to a credit card breach, as reported by cyber-security blogger Brian Krebs. According to KrebsOnSecurity, Krebs spotted a batch of 282,000 stolen credit cards posted for sale on an underground marketplace that he believes were stolen from some
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Customers of one of the top-rated video streaming services, Netflix, are being targeted in a phishing scam, as discovered by a security firm called Malwarebytes Unpacked. Unlucky Netflix users that have fallen for the scam will not only find themselves paying nearly $400 to the scammers, but
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The security flaw that makes Apple users vulnerable to identity theft on iPads, iPods and iPhones also impacts Apple computers, as reported by Forbes. The flaw, called “gotofail,” allows anyone to gain access to the users device by connecting through an unsecured network, such as public Wi-Fi,
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As they gained access and collected customers’ payment card information, the Neiman Marcus hackers set off about 60,000 unnoticed alerts, as reported by Businessweek. The hackers were able to access the company’s computers for nearly eight months and had stolen customers’ payment card data from July to October
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The Target breach that exposed 110 customers who shopped at the retail giant from November 27 to December 15 was most likely caused by a malware-laced email, as reported by KrebsOnSecurity. An employee of a Pennsylvania-based refrigeration, ventilation and air-conditioning company that worked with Target clicked on a malicious email and
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Nearly 1.1 million payment cards have been compromised in the almost four-month breach that occurred at Neiman Marcus stores from July 16 to Oct. 30, as stated by the company in a news release. The luxury retailer has not announced the specific locations or number of stores impacted by
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While Target and Neiman Marcus are still trying to recover from major store data breaches, it seems like more cases of store credit card reader breaches are heading our way. A cybercrime firm called IntelCrawler said it has discovered six more retail stores that experienced data breaches with the same
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Target has announced the details of the identity theft protection service that it’s offering to its customers — ProtectMyID. The retail giant is providing free protection for one year to all of its customers, however this may not be the best service for the victims of the breach. Will ProtectMyID
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Target: Security Breach Exposed Additional 70 Million

The Target breach that impacted millions of in-store customers in the midst of the holiday season became worse on Friday when the retail giant announced that 70 million customers were also affected by the breach, on top of the 40 million previously exposed. It is unclear how
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Malware Attack: Yahoo Advertising Servers Targeted

Yahoo fell victim to a recent malware attack when its advertising servers distributed malicious advertisements throughout the company’s web pages, as reported by USA Today. The advertisements are estimated to have affected approximately 300,000 users per hour that visited the infected advertisements in various European countries. Yahoo
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Snapchat Breach: 4.6 Million Phone Numbers Revealed

Snapchat may not be kicking off the new year on the right foot considering phone numbers and usernames of 4.6 million users were hacked and published online on Tuesday, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. After acquiring the information from the photo messaging application, the hackers then published it
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Target Data Breach: Encrypted PINs Were Stolen

Slowly more information is unfolding about the Target data breach that is now being recognized by security experts as the second largest theft of card accounts in U.S. history. And now Target announced Friday that the thieves not only gathered nearly 40 million victims’ names and credit or
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Target Breach: Millions Of Black Friday Shoppers Exposed

Target stores throughout the U.S. fell victim to a major credit and debit card data breach throughout the Black Friday weekend that may have exposed millions of customers’ information, as reported by Business Insider. The retail giant is investigating the breach, however it’s believed that it could
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16.6 Million Identity Theft Victims Last Year: Are You Safe?

One in 14 U.S. residents ages 16 and older — 16.6 million people — fell victim to identity theft in 2012, according to a report released last week by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The report detailed the findings of trends and statistics related to the crime from the 2012
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JP Morgan Chase Hacked: Warns 465,000 Customers

JP Morgan Chase alerted roughly 465,000 of it’s prepaid cash card customers that a data hack occurred back in July may have revealed information to hackers, according to Reuters. The big bank didn’t specify what information was revealed in the hacking, however it did suggest that it didn’t include
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Nearly 2 Million Stolen Google, Facebook and Twitter Passwords Posted Online: How To Protect Yourself

More than 2 million users’ passwords for social networking and email websites including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter and LinkedIn were stolen and published online, according to the BBC. The information was taken from computers that have been infected with a malicious keystroke logging software, allowing the hackers to
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Facebook Is Requiring Hacked Users to Change Password

When you log into Facebook this week, you may be asked to change your password via the message below. It’s a precautionary step the social media giant is taking to protect its users whose information may have been exposed in the October Adobe hacking, which revealed passwords
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Protecting The Deceased’s Identity In an Obituary

Q: Someone in my family recently passed away, and I was asked to write the obituary. I want to make sure that I honor this person’s life without possibly exposing them to identity theft. Is there certain information that I should omit from the obituary? A: We’re
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2.9 Million Adobe Users Hacked: How To Protect Yourself

Adobe Systems warned 2.9 million of its customers on Thursday that their personal information may have been compromised as a result of a hacking. The company stated customers’ names, encrypted credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and other personal information was taken by unauthorized users. Adobe
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