2018 Best-Of Credit Cards

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10 Best Credit Cards

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Flat-rate Travel Rewards Card

Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

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Bonus Category Travel Rewards Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

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Flat-rate Cash Back Card

Citi® Double Cash Card – 18 month BT offer

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Bonus Category Cash Back Card

Discover it® Cash Back

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Family Card

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

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0% Intro APR Card

Citi Simplicity® Card - No Late Fees Ever

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Card for Fair/Average Credit

Capital One® QuicksilverOne® Cash Rewards Credit Card

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Card for Building Credit

Discover it® Secured

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Best College Student Card

Discover it® Student Cash Back

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Best Small Business Card

Best Airline Cards

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Domestic Airline Card

United℠ Explorer Card

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Airline Card for Checked Bag Benefits

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express

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Premium Airline Card

Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard®

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Best Flexible Redemption Airline Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

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Best No-fee Airline Card

United Travel Bank

Best Balance Transfer Cards

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Most Cost-Effective Card

BankAmericard® credit card

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Longest 0% Intro Period Card

Citi Simplicity® Card - No Late Fees Ever

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for Long-term Value Card

Discover it® Balance Transfer

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for Average Credit Card

Capital One® Secured Mastercard®

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Best Credit Union Cards

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Credit Union Card for Cash Back Rewards

Alliant Cashback Visa® Signature Credit Card

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Credit Union Card for Balance Transfers

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Credit Union Card for Low Interest Rates

Lake Michigan Credit Union Prime Platinum Card

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Credit Union Card for Bad Credit

DCU Visa® Platinum Secured Credit Card

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Best Store Cards

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Store Card for Fast Shipping

Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature

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Store Card for Everyday Items

Target REDcard

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Store Card for Clothing

Gap Credit Card

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Wholesale Club Store Card

Costco Anywhere by Citi

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Store Card for Discounts

TJX Rewards

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Home Improvement Store Card

Lowe's Advantage Card

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