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Top Credit Cards to Use on Road Trips

With the summer months coming up, lots of people intend on going on road trips, so of course, having a solid credit card portfolio with you can help you maximize the rewards on all the expenses that come with a road trip.

On a road trip, the biggest expenses that you will have are: restaurants, gas, grocery and maybe hotel expenses. Therefore, I would build the following credit card portfolio for this summer’s road trips, based on all the current offers available. I also indicated the only the relevant category to use that particular credit card for:


[READER QUESTION] Using My Capital One MasterCard at U.S. Costco Stores

Recently, I have been questioned by a frequent Costco customer who travels between U.S. and Canada whether or not he is able to use his Capital One Platinum MasterCard in the U.S. The simple answer is no, he would need to carry two credit cards across borders in order to shop at the popular wholesale retailer.

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Thinking About Changing up my Credit Card Strategy

The credit card industry in Canada appears to be changing very rapidly over the past 12 months and it is makes me wonder whether I should change my credit card strategy. Below are some of the most significant changes happening:…

[ANALYSIS] Capital One Aspire Travel World Elite MasterCard

Now that I have allowed the recent shock to the discontinuation of the Capital One Aspire Travel World MasterCard to dissipate, I am trying slowly to move on. The blow is less severe because existing cardholders can continue to retain their credit card for the time being. But once you cancel it, it is done.

Capital One has instead introduced the new Capital One Aspire Travel World Elite MasterCard. Even though the names seem so similar, this is not to be confused with thinking that this is a re-branding. A re-branding would mean that all existing Capital One Aspire Travel World MasterCard holders would automatically be transferred to this new credit card. Instead, this is an entirely new credit card that we have to submit a whole new application for. Below are the highlights of the credit card:

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What’s Next for my Credit Card Portfolio?

So it’s been a little over six months since my last batch of credit card sign-ups. The spring is coming and it looks like I need to change up my portfolio a little bit. With all the updates to certain…