I have over 50 credit cards. Some I got because of great sign up bonuses. Others I got for 5-6% cash back on basic purchases. With the right combo of cards you can easily get 5% cash back on: Gas, Groceries, Restaurants, Fast Food, Office Stores, Cable, Internet, Phone Bill, Drug Stores, Fitness Stores, Travel, Book Stores, Movies MILITARY INFO: With SCRA Benefits many … [Read more...] about Best Credit Cards for Military Members
American Express recently (Mar 2017) partnered with Uber to offer a $200 credit to all Uber purchases annually on their AMEX "Platinum" cards. They give a $15 credit monthly (+ $35 in December). This $15 credit can be used for Uber and for UberEATS. When you add your card to the Uber or UberEATS iPhone app it will show up as a credit. I have three AMEX Platinum cards so … [Read more...] about American Express Platinum Partnership with Uber and UberEATS
This post goes over how to switch your Tricare Dental Bill over to your credit card so you can get credit card rewards points instead of having the payment deducted straight from your paycheck. First, let's briefly go over what the Tricare Dental Plan is about: As an active duty military member, the military gives me free dental coverage that includes basically … [Read more...] about How To Pay Your Tricare Dental Bill with a Credit Card to Earn Cash Rewards
I recently returned from a military field training exercise in San Antonio. While there I met several dentists that were about to deploy to Japan, Korea, etc. We got to talking about getting a credit card with ZERO foreign transaction fees. Below are some examples of credit cards that don't charge Foreign Transaction Fees, meaning you don't have to pay extra money to use … [Read more...] about Best Credit Cards for Deployed Military Members – Save Money by Avoiding Foreign Transaction Fees
I'm writing this post because I eat at the DFAC every day at the hospital. I occasionally get frustrated because when checking out, there are always long lines and it's mostly because 75% of people pay with cash instead of a credit card. It takes literally 10X longer to pay with cash than just swiping your credit card. AND if you pay with the right credit card you get 2% or … [Read more...] about Best Credit Card to use on Base (Commissary, DFAC, Exchange, etc)
I recently signed up for the Military Star Card. There are a couple of benefits of the card that make it interesting. The first of these is the promotions they offer on a weekly basis. Below you'll read about 2 of them (Free drink and an increase from 5cents off to 10cents off per gallon of gas). The card also gives you free shipping when ordering online from the exchange. … [Read more...] about Military Star Card – The Best First Credit Card for Military Members?
I recently learned that American Express waives all credit card fees for Active Duty Military members. I was informed by a military financial site called MilitaryMoneyManual. Their Facebook page gives a couple of examples of people getting reimbursed over $2000 for past fees American Express has some awesome credit cards, like Blue Cash Preferred, which gives 6% back on … [Read more...] about American Express – Waives Annual Fees for Active Duty Cardholders