This is how I'll use my stimulus check to meet spending requirements for a new credit card bonus — then plan a vacation
Thursday, 6 May 2021, 23:14:43
Summary List Placement I'm using my stimulus check to meet the spending requirements for a bonus on a new credit card. I chose the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card because it earns miles for travel. I'll use the bonus to pay for flights and a hotel in Chicago, plus gift cards to local merchants. Read Insider's guide to the best rewards credit cards . I spent most of 2020 daydreaming where I'd take a vacation once the pandemic was over. I spent long Sunday afternoons scrolling through travel hashtags on Instagram, read blog posts, and even opened up a few spreadsheets to begin brainstorming my top destinations. Related Article Module: 5 credit card offers to take advantage of right now if you want to take a big trip when the pandemic ends Now that travel is opening up again, it's time to put some of those plans in motion and plan trips for later this year and next year. One thing that was holding me back from purchasing flights, booking hotels, and detailing my itinerary was cost.
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Here's how to save up to $20 at Amazon when using your Capital One credit card
Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 20:00:13
Eligible Capital One credit card holders can save $10 on a purchase of $30, or $20 on a purchase of $40 or more when using their miles or cash back at Amazon.
M&T Bank executives lay out plans to hire 1,000 people at new Buffalo tech hub as part of the regional bank's push into digital
Thursday, 29 April 2021, 16:33:59
Summary List Placement The COVID-19 pandemic has left banks large and small racing to upgrade their digital capabilities as customer demand for seamless, online mobile banking has only grown. It's also illustrated the benefits of scale for financial firms as interest rates remain near-rock bottom levels. Some have turned to M&A to bulk up, leading to a resurgence of dealmaking . M&T Bank is among those firms, announcing in February plans to acquire People's United Financial in a $7.6 billion, all-stock deal that expands the scope of the banks' geographic footprint across much of New York and the mid-Atlantic region. Now, the bank is turning towards its home base of Buffalo to develop the technology and talent that it says is needed to keep pace with some of its biggest competitors. On Wednesday, the bank unveiled its new, nearly $58 million tech hub in Buffalo — a 330,000 square-foot space across 13 floors of the 38-story Seneca One building in the city's downtown neighborhood. The new office launch comes in the midst of M&T's three-year journey towards more agile, customer-driven tech development that will help the bank roll out more digital tools for its users. “The pandemic accelerated digital adoption, and technologists will be able to provide digital solutions that will make a difference in our customer's lives.
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The 14 best small-business bank accounts and credit cards for entrepreneurs who care about high interest rates, rewards, and low fees
Thursday, 29 April 2021, 14:25:00
Summary List Placement Despite the pandemic, a record number of people started new businesses in the US last year. New applications for an employer ID reached 1.1 million through mid-September last year, a 12% increase from the year prior, found a Wall Street Journal analysis of US Census Bureau data. Whether you've recently launched a startup or are looking to reevaluate your existing company's finances, choosing the right business bank account and credit card is critical for success. The personal-finance website WalletHub recently ranked both for entrepreneurs. The 6 best small-business bank accounts WalletHub compared more than 260 small-business checking and savings accounts to rank the highest interest rates, lowest fees, and best offers for entrepreneurs. Here are the site's top picks , in no particular order. Best business checking account: Axos Bank business interest checking Axos Bank's business interest checking account offers customers 50 free account transactions per month, a $10 monthly fee that's avoidable with a $5,000 average daily balance, and a 0.81% annual percentage yield, also known as an interest rate.
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How I paid my business start-up costs with a credit card — then put the bonus miles right back into the business
Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 22:52:54
Summary List Placement I opened a new credit card when I knew I'd have a lot of start-up costs for my small business. By using the welcome bonus miles to offset some of my expenses, I was able to save money. I redeemed miles for travel, office supplies, gift cards, and cash back to pay vendors. Read Insider's guide to the best small-business credit cards . When I started my business a few years ago, I didn't want to dip too much into my personal savings account to front the start-up costs. I knew that if I pulled too much cash out of places like my emergency savings account or retirement fund , I would never pay it back. Related Article Module: Capital One Spark Miles for Business review: With a substantial sign-up bonus and flexible options for using your miles, it's hard to beat Instead, I decided to open up a small-business credit card , the Capital One Spark Miles for Business , and use it in a strategic and well-planned way so that I could use it to pay for initial costs while also putting all the rewards I earned right back into my business.
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