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

4 ways to stack your rewards at restaurants

You can nibble away at the cost of eating out with card-linked offers, cash back credit cards, cash back apps and restaurant loyalty programs. Stack these rewards and you’re taking a bite – sometimes a big bite – off the…
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Living with credit, Rewards, Travel

What our grandparents taught us about credit

Grandpa Herman would never have imagined paying for airline tickets with credit card points and a hotel card’s sign-up bonus covering a getaway stay later this year or in 2018. Julius “Cotton” Herman was a farmer in Florissant, Missouri. He…
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Living with credit, New products

Alexa will give you your credit card balance – if you ask her correctly

Alexa tells you a joke, reads you the news, plays your favorite music … and lets you know your credit card balance. Capital One, American Express and USAA Labs have rolled out Alexa skills, but what credit card and banking questions can…
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Living with credit, Rewards, Travel

Millennials say they’re keeping Sapphire Reserve 1 year later

The Sapphire Reserve, introduced nearly a year ago with that splashy 100,000-point sign-up bonus, was a runaway hit, especially with millennials, but now that $450 annual fee is due to be paid. Will Sapphire Reserve cardholders keep the card or…
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Living with credit, Rewards, Travel

How to see the solar eclipse on your card rewards

Viewing the solar eclipse from a prime location will be the trip of a lifetime for some and an epic experience for others. For Ivonne MacMillan and her husband, who used their credit card rewards to get to their solar-eclipse…
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