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Brendan Harkness

Review of The Citi ThankYou Preferred and ThankYou Premier Credit Cards

Brendan Harkness | Reviews | Oct 05, 2015

Citi offers two versions of their popular ThankYou line of credit cards: the Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card and the upgraded Citi ThankYou® Premier Card. These are both rewards cards, offering points for dining and entertainment purchases, but the Premier card is more useful with its valuable gas category. You’ll end up paying an annual fee for that, […]

John Ulzheimer

Q&A Video: Will I Build Credit Faster With A Secured Credit Card?

John Ulzheimer | Credit Scores & Reports | Sep 28, 2015

Credit cards come in many different types – rewards, business, travel, gas, secured (which require a security deposit), and more. But do these cards affect your credit differently? It turns out that the type of card won’t matter for your credit – however, the credit limit probably will, and these cards come with very different credit limits. […]

Brendan Harkness

The Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card vs The Chase Freedom® Credit Card

Brendan Harkness | Reviews | Sep 25, 2015

The Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card and the Chase Freedom® Card are both popular rewards credit cards, but they provide those rewards for very different purchases. The ThankYou Preferred offers points in stable categories that you can use all year, while the Freedom has rotating categories that change every 3 months. Both offer a nice signup bonus. Are one of […]

Brendan Harkness

Review of The Home Depot Credit Card

Brendan Harkness | Reviews | Sep 22, 2015

The Home Depot offers The Home Depot Consumer Credit Card for regular customers (it’s not meant for contractors). This is a simple card that doesn’t offer cash back or points for purchases; instead, you’ll get special financing deals on certain purchases. Warning: these special financing deals are not very consumer-friendly. Some people might find this card useful, […]