Jeff Herman

Jeff Herman is a managing editor at CreditCards.com. He has worked for news websites and newspapers in St. Louis, Tampa and Indianapolis and at the New York Times Editing Center in Gainesville, Florida. Outside work, he is enjoying exploring Austin with his bow-tied Australian cattle dog Bobo.

Posts by Jeff Herman

Living with credit, Rewards, Shopping

Amazon Visa trumps my other cards with 5 percent bonus on restaurants

Saving 5 percent at restaurants adds up over time, which is why my Amazon Rewards Visa card is my new go-to card when dining out. Sorry, AARP card, you’ve been replaced in my wallet. Albeit temporarily. My Amazon Rewards Visa’s…
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Living with credit, Rewards

Birthdays can be a budget buster

Days before my birthday, the phone won’t stop pinging with offers of free desserts, appetizers, shakes and Blizzards to mark my special day. My email is chock full of similar offers, too. Nearly all the annual freebies require an additional…
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Living with credit, New products

Salvation Army rolls out more card-reading red kettles

The Salvation Army’s red kettles, a hallmark of the holiday season, now have a high-tech, card-swiping twist at more locations. No cash or coins to drop in the traditional kettle? No problem. In addition to bell ringers collecting coins and…
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Living with credit, Rewards, Shopping

How to score more rewards with your holiday shopping

The content on this page is accurate as of the posting date. Please see the bank’s website for the most current version of the offer. In coming days – especially Black Friday through Cyber Monday – we’ll be filling shopping…
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Living with credit, Rewards, Shopping, Travel

He put a vehicle on his credit card to get the points

Chris Mixter, who put his new Odyssey on his credit card to get 45,000 miles for an upcoming trip, says he’d do things differently now. “It’s not something I would recommend,” the IT consultant in Virginia now says. “Savvy mileage…
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