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NerdWallet’s Top 10 Credit Cards of 2013

Frequent Contributor

Re: NerdWallet’s Top 10 Credit Cards of 2013

I think that list should include a very different mix of cards.

I don't believe a Capitol One card will ever make it on to a top ten list of mine unless it is a list of cards for "new comers" and those in repair mode.

Even though the U.S. Bank Cash+ was nerfed I believe it is worthy of top ten status because it allows you to cater the rewards per quarter.

Also the Penfed platinum rewards card should've made the list. . .
Amex B.C.E. - $2.5k - Amex Everyday - $5k - N.C.F.C.U.M.C. - $5k - Amex Gold - NPSL/35k P.O.T. - Discover It - $12k - Sam's Club M.C. - $10k -
Walmart M.C. - $7.5k - Citi T.Y.P. - $10k- Chase Freedom - $5k - Chase Marriott - $7.4k - U.S. Bank Cash + - $6k -
W.M. TU-781(Jan/15) Citi EQ-782(Dec/14) EX-782(Oct/14)
Audi, Vide, Tace. . .
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Regular Contributor

Re: NerdWallet’s Top 10 Credit Cards of 2013

I'm not surprised that the Penfed PRV is not on the list. First of all it's not a widely known card outside of federal, military and credit card forum circles. Second, it's a tough card to get...the standards are high and you have to make a small donation to military families before you are even considered (if you don't qualify normally by being military or working for the Feds). But if you can get one, it's a sweet deal without caps on points. I for one, like it to be a great little secret.

.......NPSL..…..…$28K….....….$25K.............$20K..............$20K..............$20K..….......$9.5K…........$7.5K.…........$9K..............$4.5K
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Super Contributor

Re: NerdWallet’s Top 10 Credit Cards of 2013

In my view, a dubious list, at best.

 

Venture as the best overall value card?  Does Capital One own Nerdwallet?  After this list, at best, I'll never take anything from these guys seriously again.

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Valued Contributor

Re: NerdWallet’s Top 10 Credit Cards of 2013

I don't agree with many of their choices either. Take what they've said with a grain of salt (at best).

EX 798, EQ 789, TU 784
American Express Platinum (NPSL) || Bank of America Privileges with Travel Rewards Visa Signature - $23,200 CL
Barclays American Airlines Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard - $20,000 CL || Chase IHG Rewards World Mastercard - $25,000 CL
Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature - $12,700 CL || Chase United MileagePlus Club World Elite MasterCard - $26,500 CL
Citibank Hilton Reserve Visa Signature - $20,000 CL || J.P. Morgan Ritz Carlton Visa Signature - $23,500 CL
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Moderator Emeritus

Re: NerdWallet’s Top 10 Credit Cards of 2013

It's a paid advertisement.

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Frequent Contributor

Re: NerdWallet’s Top 10 Credit Cards of 2013

Well was First Premier atleast top five?

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Established Contributor

Re: NerdWallet’s Top 10 Credit Cards of 2013

US News Money section has the 13 best credit cards for 2013 but I don't know if I am allowed to post the link here or not.

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Super Contributor

Re: NerdWallet’s Top 10 Credit Cards of 2013


dabrian wrote:

Well was First Premier atleast top five?


If not, they're giving the concept of being "openly mercenary" a bad name.

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Frequent Contributor

Re: NerdWallet’s Top 10 Credit Cards of 2013

I believe we should allow this thread to fade away in to the archives by lack of response as it appears to have been a "targeted advertisement" that would financially benefit a small group rather than empower many with knowledge that could be put to use as a tool for self improvement.

Please acknowledge that this is my personal opinion, not an attack against the aforementioned website nor the new member of our forum.
Amex B.C.E. - $2.5k - Amex Everyday - $5k - N.C.F.C.U.M.C. - $5k - Amex Gold - NPSL/35k P.O.T. - Discover It - $12k - Sam's Club M.C. - $10k -
Walmart M.C. - $7.5k - Citi T.Y.P. - $10k- Chase Freedom - $5k - Chase Marriott - $7.4k - U.S. Bank Cash + - $6k -
W.M. TU-781(Jan/15) Citi EQ-782(Dec/14) EX-782(Oct/14)
Audi, Vide, Tace. . .
Message 19 of 25
Valued Contributor

Re: NerdWallet’s Top 10 Credit Cards of 2013

I think they picked thr wrong audience.  People on these forums are just to credit savvy to buy that pap.


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