AMERICAN EXPRESS                                          - Blue Cash Everyday, Personal

- Starwood Preferred Guest, Personal

- Blue Business Plus

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- Amazon Rewards Visa

- Ink Business Preferred

- Freedom Unlimited

OTHER CARDS I CURRENTLY HAVE:

CAPITAL ONE

- Quicksilver

- Spark Visa Signature Business

 

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OTHER ISSURERS                                                 - Fidelity Rewards Visa

PERSONAL FAVORITES!

FLEXIBLE + VALUABLE POINTS

AmEx Starwood Preferred Guest, Business

+Oh those points... those valuable SPG points

+Sheraton club access, no Fx fees

+Did I mention SPG points are phenomenal?

+Credit for 2 stays & 5 nights for status

- Probably will be phased out 2018/19 post-merger, so you may want to get this now

- $95 Annual Fee

BUSINESS SPEND STALWART

American Express Business Platinum

+Business spend workhorse for points

+Lounge access and hotel status

+Decent travel credit every year

+No foreign exchange fees

+Metal card. Pretty sexy. And shiny.

- Higher than most $450/year membership fee, but you get a lot of value out of the card

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO FRILLS, ALL ROUNDER

Alliant Visa Signature

+++ 3% (!!!) Cashback on ALL spend in the first year, then it drops to 2.5% (still great)

+Visa card.... accepted pretty much anywhere

+No foreign transaction fee

- $59 Annual Fee. Waived the first year

What do I Carry?

I have a fairly wide inventory of credit cards. As a key component to traveling on a budget, maximizing the rewards from your portfolio of credit cards is crucial.

 

Below are the cards I currently use, as well as some of my favorites.

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