NextAdvisor Blog - Tasha Lockyer

Tasha has been working in Silicon Valley for the past 20 years, enjoying a long-lived career in Product Management and Marketing. She is currently the Vice President of Product Management for NextAdvisor, and in addition to product development, I.T. projects and an assortment of other endeavors, she has has spent the last 8 years covering all things credit, credit cards and identity theft protection. Her credit card analysis has been cited in a wide array of leading publications including Forbes, New York Times, Business Insider, CBS News and Huffington Post.

Posts by Tasha Lockyer:

3 Best Credit Cards for Customer Satisfaction

Find out which three credit cards topped a recent survey for customer satisfaction.
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Pay No Interest Until 2019 with These Credit Cards

Updated: Oct. 11, 2018 If you’re carrying a balance on a credit card (or cards), it’s likely you’re wasting your hard-earned money on interest fees. Did you know there’s a way to avoid paying interest? 0% intro APR credit cards can save you a ton of money because
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Best Credit Cards for 2017

These top credit cards offer bonuses of up to $625 and 0% intro APRs up to 21 months. Read our independent reviews of the best credit cards of 2017.
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The Enhanced Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN Increases Bonus to 100K Points

American Express has increase the bonus on its Enhanced Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN to 100,000 points. Learn about how to get this bonus and read all about the card's features and benefits.
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Get a $300 Cash Back Bonus with the Ink Cash Business Credit Card

Effective today you can earn a $300 cash back bonus with the Ink Cash Business Credit Card. Learn how and read more about the card's generous ongoing cash back rewards
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Get a $200 Statement Credit Bonus with Bank of America Business Cards

Effective today, earn a $200 statement credit bonus with the Bank of America Cash Rewards for Business Mastercard and the Bank of America WorldPoints Travel Rewards for Business Visa. Read our post to learn more.
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Top 3 Credit Cards for Customer Satisfaction

Updated: Dec. 6, 2017 Is your credit card working for you, earning you all it should and making you happy? An important component of a positive relationship with your credit card is if you feel satisfied with your card. To that end, J.D. Power came out with
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Earn 5% Back on Travel with Blue Cash from American Express 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 Express just announced that two of
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Wells Fargo Credit Cards Can Protect Your Mobile Phone

Updated: July 12, 2018 Anyone with a smartphone knows how expensive it can be to replace if it’s stolen or damaged. Well worry no more — Wells Fargo credit cards have a nifty feature that offers protection against damage or theft of your cellular mobile phone. The
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Best Credit Card Intro Bonuses for Every Credit Level

Updated: April 18, 2018 In the market for a credit card and want a fat introductory bonus, but aren’t sure if you’ll qualify? Worry no longer — many card issuers have loosened their criteria for eligibility, which means even if you don’t have excellent credit, you can
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How to Get 10% Cash Back

Updated: July 26, 2018 Yes, it’s true — you can get a whopping 10% cash back on your purchases. In fact, it’s pretty easy and just involves choosing a credit card that offers this kind of deal. We walk you through how those with average to excellent credit can
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Earn 5% Back at Costco and Other Wholesale Clubs with Chase Freedom

Earn 5% back at Costco and other wholesale club stores from now through the end of 2016 with Chase Freedom. Learn more about this and the card's other features.
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NextAdvisor Adds New Wells Fargo Credit Card Reviews

NextAdvisor launched two new reviews for Wells Fargo credit cards today. The first review is for Wells Fargo Propel American Express Credit Card, a strong rewards card that also features a 0% intro APR. The second review is for Wells Fargo Platinum Visa Credit Card, a low
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New: SimplyCash Plus Business Credit Card from American Express Review

The SimplyCash Business Credit Card from American Express earns cash back rewards, features a generous intro bonus, doesn't have an annual fee, and even has a 0% 9-month intro APR on purchases. Plus, it has a nifty little option that lets users charge over their credit limit
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NextAdvisor.com Releases Its 2016 Travel Rewards Credit Cards Analysis Results

We took a look at the values of the top frequent travel programs on the market, researching how far each program's points would get you. The answer varied, with some cards and programs doing very well and others surprisingly not. Cards varied by whether they provided a
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You May Be Eligible for a Special Credit Card Offer From American Express

Get preapproved for special American Express credit card offers not available to the general public. Find out more about how to take advantage of this opportunity.
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New: BuyPower Business Card from Capital One Review

The BuyPower Business Card from Capital One can help your business earn a Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC or Buick vehicle. Learn more about how this card works.
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New: Chase Freedom Unlimited Review

Chase Freedom Unlimited is a solid cash back card that offers an unlimited 1.5% cash back on all purchases and $150 intro bonus. Learn more about the card features and benefits.
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Pay No Interest Until 2018 With These 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. Updated: March 30, 2018 Stop wasting money
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New: Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express Review

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. Today we had the opportunity to launch
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Is Ink Cash the Best Card 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. As anyone with a small or large
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American Express Blue Cash Cards Launch New 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. Today American Express launched a limited time bonus
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Our Readers Weigh In: Best Balance Transfer 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. Our completely free Balance Transfer Calculator has been used
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Starwood Preferred Guest Cards from American Express Launch New 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. Today American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser) made
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Best 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. If you’re planning to travel outside the
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New: Discover it Secured Card Review

Discover has recently launched a pretty stellar addition to its card lineup — the Discover it Secured card. Intended for those with past or current credit issues (or no credit history at all), this secured card can help improve your credit history with responsible use and on-time monthly
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New: Bank of America Cash Rewards for Business Mastercard and Bank of America Travel Rewards World Mastercard for 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. Hot off the press, we’ve reviewed two
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Best Credit Cards of 2016

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. Now is a great time to evaluate your
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Chase Sapphire Preferred Launches Big Intro Bonus

Updated: July 31, 2018 If you like to travel, you’re in luck. Today one of our top-ranked travel cards, Chase Sapphire Preferred, launched its brand new intro bonus – 50,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in the first 3 months. That’s equal to a huge $500 in cash or
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Bank of America Launches Susan G. Komen Cash Back Card

Updated: November 21, 2016 Bank of America recently launched a card that combines top-rated cash back rewards with contributions to the Susan G. Komen fund — the Susan G. Komen Credit Card. This card gives you all the great cash back rewards of the highly rated BankAmericard
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Citi Launches New Secured 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. This week Citi launched a brand new
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BankAmericard Credit Card Extends 0% Balance Transfer APR

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. Bank of America just extended its BankAmericard Credit
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BankAmericard Travel Rewards Credit Card Improves Bonus

Updated: October 1, 2015 Bank of America has just improved the bonus offer on its BankAmericard Travel Rewards credit card. You’ll receive 20,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days. Since 100 points equal $1 in travel credit, that’s equal to $200 in travel,
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Credit Card + Bank Account = Extra Bonuses

Editor’s Note: Although all the information in this post was valid at the time of publishing, some of the card offers listed below may no longer be available. Visit our credit card reviews to see the current card offerings.  Most reward credit cards on the market offer you rewards
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Chase Sapphire Preferred: The Savvy Traveler’s Card

Updated: October 17, 2016 Whether you’re a world traveler or just want a quick weekend away, travel credit cards can get you there. They’re great for anyone who wants to earn free flights and hotel stays just for making the same purchases they would anyway. Basically, you
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Credit Cards with 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. If you’re in the market for a
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Top 5 Signs You Need 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. If you’re on the fence about whether
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Discover Offers Double Cash Back Your First Year

Updated: Jan 6, 2017 Today Discover cash back cards began offering a terrific new feature – double cash back.  At the end of their first year, several Discover cards will double the cash back you’ve earned in the first 12 months of card ownership. So if you earned
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Discover Freeze it Helps Keep Your Card Safe

Updated: Feb. 7, 2017 If you’ve been watching TV in the last couple of weeks, you’ve probably seen a commercial for the cool new Discover Freeze it feature. It lets current Discover cardholders quickly and temporarily “freeze” their card account using their computer or smartphone app, thereby
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Citi Simplicity: The 21 Month 0% Intro APR 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. Do you need to make a large
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Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card Offers $100 Bonus

Editor’s Note: Effective 3/31/16 this special bonus is no longer available For a limited time the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card will be offering new customers a $100 bonus. To get the bonus you just need to spend $100 or more on your first hotel stay in the Hilton
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Citi 0% APR Just Increased to 21 Months

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. Citibank (a NextAdvisor advertiser) has just increased the 0%
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Blue Cash Preferred from American Express – the Right Cash Back Card for You?

Updated: June 12, 2018 There are a lot of great options for cash back credit cards right now, offering very compelling cash back rates and lucrative intro bonuses. But the one card that comes out on top in our analysis of the average person’s spending pattern is
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Top 7 Cards for Less-Than-Perfect Credit

Updated: Nov. 13, 2018 If you’ve hit a few bumps in the road when it comes to your credit history, you’re not alone. It’s pretty common to miss a payment or two, or make other credit-related mistakes. The good news is that no matter what your credit
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Chase Slate: Your Best Bet for Balance Transfers?

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. There are a lot of balance transfer
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Pay $0 Interest on Your Post-Holiday Balance Transfers

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. With the beginning of a new year, post-holiday
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Best Credit Cards for 2015

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. Whether you’ve got a balance you can’t
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Top 3 Credit Cards With Most Satisfied Customers

Updated: Dec. 6, 2017 Are you satisfied with your credit card company? Customer satisfaction is an important concept when it comes to credit cards, because it typically influences how much you use your card, and if you prefer to use one card versus another. A favorable customer
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Citi Double Cash Card – 18 month BT offer: New Cash Back Card on the Block

Updated: June 12, 2018 The Citi Double Cash Card – 18 month BT offer (a NextAdvisor advertiser) is Citi’s attempt to be a major player in the cash back credit card game. In recent years Citi has had great 0% Intro APR cards but has not been
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Best Credit Cards For International Travel

Summertime is here, which typically means travel and vacations. If you’re planning on travelling abroad for fun or business, don’t be caught short with a credit card that isn’t accepted.  Europe and other countries outside the U.S. generally require your credit card to have a type of
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Capital One Venture Rewards Card Improves Intro Bonus

Updated: September 18, 2015 Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card launched a new introductory offer this week — 40,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months. The bonus is a generous one, equal to $400 in travel, and is complemented by Venture’s unlimited reward earnings
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Bigger Cash Back Bonus: Blue Cash Preferred & Blue Cash Everyday from Amex

These offers have expired. Please visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser) just improved the cash back bonus for both the Blue Cash Preferred from American Express and the Blue Cash Everyday from American Express.  Effective
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Top 3 Reasons 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. Thinking about getting a new credit card,
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Top 7 Credit Card Offers For Those With Excellent Credit

Updated: Oct. 29, 2018 Do you have excellent credit? If so, banks are actively looking to win you as a new credit card customer by offering some unprecedented deals. Although banks have been more careful about acquiring customers with questionable credit since the 2008 Financial Crisis, they
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