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  • Amex Platinum versus the Amex Gold: Which rewards credit card is better for you?

    Alyssa Powell/Business Insider   If you want to earn Amex Membership Rewards points to book travel, both the Platinum Card® from American Express and the American Express® Gold Card are great options. They're both on the premium end of the spectrum. The Amex Platinum has a much higher annual fee: $550 compared to $250 for the Amex Gold card. Both cards have a few annual statement credits that can offset their annual fees. If you spend a lot on travel and want luxury benefits like airport lounge...

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  • Chase Sapphire Reserve versus the American Express Platinum: Which premium credit card is right for you?

    Crystal Cox/Business Insider   The Chase Sapphire Reserve® and the Platinum Card® from American Express are two of the most popular premium credit cards. Both cards come with benefits and rewards that more than make up for the annual fees — I personally have both because despite the high annual fees, I get thousands of dollars in value from them.  The Amex Platinum comes with more annual statement credits and airport lounge access options, and it offers complimentary elite status with Hilton...

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  • We compared the Amex Gold and Amex Green cards — the best option for you depends on where you spend the most

    The American Express® Green Card offers a big welcome bonus, lucrative ongoing rewards, and a few annual statement credits in exchange for a $150 annual fee. The American Express® Gold Card is also worth considering if the Amex Green Card caught your eye. This card offers a bigger welcome bonus and a higher earning rate for dining and US supermarkets, though it does have a higher annual fee of $250. Make sure to consider how both cards might work with your spending style before you apply.  See...

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  • The invite-only Amex Centurion 'black' card has a $5,000 annual fee and several luxury perks, but you can get many of its benefits with the Amex Platinum

    The Points Guy   The Amex Centurion "black" card makes other premium credit cards look downright affordable. It has an initiation fee of $7,500 and an annual fee of $5,000. It's also invite-only; you can't apply without permission from Amex. The card offers some incredible benefits, like complimentary elite status across four hotel chains and with Delta, airport arrival services, and access to a concierge. While some of these perks are exclusive to the Amex black card, you can enjoy many of...

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  • The average credit card interest rate by credit score and card

    Crystal Cox/Business Insider   In the first quarter of 2020, the average credit card interest rate in the US was 15.09%, according to data from the Federal Reserve.  The type of credit card you plan to get and your credit score will affect the total amount of interest you could pay if you carry a balance on your credit card. According to CFPB data, those with the best credit scores paid the least to borrow in 2018. Data from S&P Global shows that rewards credit cards have the highest...

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  • Millennial Money: How a business credit card fits gig work

    Entrepreneurial types who freelance and side hustle their way through the week likely have access to a tool that could help them thrive: a business credit card. If you drive a rideshare part time

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  • Amex points are some of most valuable credit card rewards, and there are several options for both earning and redeeming them

    The points you can earn with cards like the Platinum Card® from American Express, the American Express® Gold Card, and the The Business Platinum® Card from American Express can be used for tons of different things, from cash back to first-class travel. In addition to getting points from lucrative welcome bonuses, you can earn bonus points on certain spending categories, like restaurants, travel, and US supermarkets. You can use Amex points to book travel, both through Amex and with airline and...

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