Chase United MileagePlus® Explorer Card Review

The United MileagePlus® Explorer Card from Chase is an airline credit card with a $95 annual fee after a fee-free first year. It earns an unlimited 2 United MileagePlus miles per $1 spent on all United Airlines airfare purchases, and an unlimited 1 mile for every $1 spent on everything else. Miles can be redeemed for United Airlines airfare with no blackout dates, seat restrictions, or other limitations.

The Explorer card’s biggest competitors are other airline rewards credit cards, such as the Chase British Airways Visa Signature, Alaska Airlines Visa Signature, Gold Delta SkyMiles from American Express, and Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard. It’s also comparable to general-purpose travel rewards cards, such as Capital One Venture Rewards, though those cards tend to have more versatile reward redemption options.

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Chase Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card Review

The Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card from Chase is a popular hotel credit card that carries an $85 annual fee after the first year. It earns rewards that can be redeemed for stays at more than 4,000 Marriott-owned hotel and resort properties worldwide. Points accumulate fastest on purchases made at Marriott properties and partner hotels, but also grow nicely on airfare, car rental, and restaurant spending. The Marriott Rewards Premier card also has an attractive sign-up bonus that’s potentially worth more than $500.

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Chase Ink Plus® Business Credit Card Review – 60K Bonus Points

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.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card Review

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.

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How to Make an Offer on a House – Tips & Strategies to Win

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.

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Chase Slate® Review – 0% APR for 15 Months & No Balance Transfer Fee

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.

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How to Sell on Etsy and Set Up a Shop – Tips on What to Sell

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.

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