You’re missing out! Imagine using your smartphone only for making phone calls. What if you didn’t know you could use your phone to listen to podcasts, text, interact with friends on social media, or even to use the built in flashlight? What a shame that would be since your phone is capable of so much more than what it’s name implies! Now let’s imagine you’re only using your credit card to make purchases. Are you aware of the long list of benefits and rewards that are provided by some great credit cards out there? Did you realize that debit cards don’t offer the same protections that credit cards have automatically built in? Not to mention that we dive into the ethical question of credit card rewards- is it possible to utilize rewards and points with a clean conscious? During today’s episode, we’re going to convince you to start using your credit cards much more effectively.
- You should probably be ignoring expiration dates of food items already in your fridge or pantry. Here are the facts straight from the USDA.
- While boosting your credit score can certainly be a benefit of using a credit card responsibly- what score is good enough?
- And the best way to choose what credit cards you should use depends on how you spend.
- Extra cash – And regardless of where you are on the path to financial independence, we believe in the responsible use of credit cards. It’s smart to utilize the additional benefits that credit cards offer- for instance the 80,000 points that come with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. That’s $1,000 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards! This is no joke- I’ve already done this myself which we discussed on a recent episode after I met the initial spending requirements of $4,000 over 3 months!
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