The Ink Plus® Business Credit Card from Chase is a popular small business credit card with a points-based earning system that pays up to 5 points per dollar for purchases in select categories. It’s basically the premium version of Chase Ink Cash, the main differences between the cards being Plus’s points-based system, larger sign-up bonus, and $95 annual fee. Ink Plus includes some of the elements of the now-discontinued Chase Ink Bold, an old business charge card. And it complements Chase’s popular consumer cash back rewards and travel credit cards, such as Chase Freedom and Chase Sapphire Preferred.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is a popular travel rewards credit card that’s ideal for people who dine out and travel often. Though it does come with an annual fee of $95, Sapphire Preferred earns an unlimited 2 points per $1 spent on restaurant dining and travel purchases, and an unlimited 1 point per $1 spent on everything else. Plus, it has one of the best sign-up bonuses around: If you can afford to spend at least $4,000 within 3 months of opening your account, you’ll earn 50,000 bonus points. That’s a $625 value when redeemed for travel purchases – more than six times the annual fee.
Looking at homes is an exhilarating experience for many. It’s fun to walk through each house, whether at an open house or private showing, and imagine yourself and your family working, playing, relaxing, and living in its rooms.
But the dreaming phase of your new home search must eventually end. Once you find a house that fits your needs, it’s time to buckle down and actually buy it before someone else does.
You can’t buy a house without first making an offer on it. A purchase offer, also known as a purchase agreement or letter of intent to purchase, is a legal document that outlines the price you’re willing to pay for the home, how you intend to pay for it, and other key terms of the transaction.
Chase Slate® isn’t the most exciting credit card out there. One might even call it boring. Unlike travel rewards credit cards and cash back credit cards, Slate doesn’t offer any points, miles, or cash back. If you’re intent on racking up points or miles to fund your next vacation or big-ticket purchase, this definitely isn’t the card for you.
However, what Chase Slate does offer – and what makes it such a popular choice for thrifty credit card users – is a relatively low APR (13.24%-23.24%, depending on your creditworthiness and prevailing rates) and a long 0% APR introductory period of 15 months for purchases and balance transfers.
Chase Freedom UnlimitedSM is a cash back credit card with no annual fee, a nice sign-up bonus, a long 0% APR promotion, and a flat, unlimited 1.5% cash back earning rate on all purchases. It shares many similarities with the original Chase Freedom card, which also lacks an annual fee and comes with generous sign-up and intro APR promotions.
The Blue for Business® Credit Card from American Express is a popular small business credit card with a fairly standard rewards program and no annual fee. Like many other Amex business credit cards, the rewards program is based around Membership Rewards, a proprietary portal that allows you to redeem for a wide range of merchandise and cash equivalents.
Among the innumerable retail outlets on the Internet, Etsy has long been the go-to marketplace for finding quirky, creative, and beautiful handmade and vintage items. On April 16, 2015 Etsy made its initial public offering, raising $267 million in funding, and in doing so paved the way for more customers, more sellers, and more opportunities for would-be entrepreneurs to turn their creations into cash.
The Florida Keys are a long island chain stretching southwestward from mainland Florida, toward Cuba and the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. They’re low, scrubby, and ringed by stunning marine environments. Numerous settlements dot the Keys, as do several incorporated cities: Key Largo, Marathon, and Islamorada.
When you walk the aisles of a supermarket, looking at the assortment of items, it may not occur to you to wonder just where all those different foods came from and how they were produced.
If you took the time to pick up each item and read the label, you’d start to notice a pattern: Nearly everything on those grocery store shelves came from somewhere far away. For example, I live in New Jersey, but the produce aisle in my local supermarket currently offers cucumbers grown in Canada, blackberries from Mexico, and grapes shipped all the way from Chile. A 2002 paper by the Worldwatch Institute estimates that food eaten in the United States travels between 2,500 and 4,000 kilometers (1,500 to 2,500 miles) from farm to plate.
Buying or selling a home is often the single biggest financial decision people make in their lives. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, are looking for a second home, or need to sell property, you will likely hire a real estate agent for assistance. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, about 87% of homebuyers used a real estate agent’s services in 2015, up from about 69% in 2001.
But what happens if your relationship with the agent sours? How do you protect yourself? What steps should you take to ensure that your interests are protected?