Another week has gone by and it is time for me to summarize this week’s posts for those who have missed out. Links are provided to each one for curiosity.
On this Thanksgiving week, I wrote two “Best Cards For” posts and a guide about warranties and protections. This was a strange week for many because of the holiday. Hopefully, I will have more posts up next week as the holiday season continues.
Without further ado, here’s the weekly review:
Best Business Credit Cards
On Monday, I highlighted some of the best cards for small and medium sized businesses. These cards are surprisingly accessible as most consumers with side hustles or side gigs can get them. Plus, they do not appear on your personal credit report.
Travelers who want to earn points and miles on their business expenses would like a business card. Like their personal counterparts, there are many to choose from. And this post helps to narrow down your options.
Best Mid-Tier Credit Cards
Tuesday’s post highlighted the best mid-tier credit cards. These cards are great for many travelers because they strike a balance between earning potential and annual fees. Most of them have annual fees in the $100 range as well as huge sign-up bonuses. But their long-term earning potential is also better than their no annual fee counterparts. Mid-Tier Cards reside in Tier III of the five credit card tiers.
These cards are also great for travelers who want great earning potential and some perks, but do not want to pay about $500 for a premium card. They are also great for those who want a little more from their credit card (relative to a no annual fee card).
Warranties And Protections
On Wednesday, I discussed the different warranties And protections that come with many travel cards. Extended Warranty, Purchase Protection, and Return Protection are three lesser-known and seldom discussed card benefits. I even learned some new things about these protections when writing this post.
Most credit card issuers provide these protections either directly or through their card’s network. Chase and American Express provide them directly, especially on their cards with annual fees. The protections act as added value to justify having a higher annual fee for those cards. Conversely, most other issuers offer these protections via their network (Visa or MasterCard). The level of benefits depends on the issuer and the card’s credit limit. The credit limit determines whether it’s a special card or not (Visa Signature, Visa Infinite, World MasterCard, or World Elite MasterCard).
This post was inspired by a comment from my post about the Best Cards for Non-Bonus Spend. I was asked to “ensure you’re telling your readers about purchase protection and extended warranties”. And this post aims to do that.
I hope that everyone has a great Sunday and had a great long Thanksgiving weekend! Stay posted for more content next week!