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The Best Gas Credit Card for Summer Road Trips

TrueEarnings® Card from Costco and American Express There's no doubt you felt some pain at the pump this weekend if you hit the road for a 4th of July getaway. With the national average for a gallon of regular gas hovering around $3.57, even Prius owners can be overheard complaining about gas prices these days. But the big question is where will prices head the remainder of the year? While no one really knows, I think it's safe to say we'll all be better off if we seek ways to limit our gas consumption and prepare for higher prices to stick around permanently. I've had several friends completely ditch their cars this year in exchange for bikes, but I also live in a city that makes this switch fairly easy. Even without a bike, you can get around just fine in Seattle on foot and public transportation. For many though, ditching their cars just isn't a feasible option, so we turn to gas rebate credit cards as an excellent way to at least ease some of the pain at the pump. If you're on the hunt for the best gas credit cards, here's my pick for the one card that truly stands out among the rest:

Monetary Melodies: Top 5 Songs About Money

Money.  It's a concept that has simply captivated humanity since the beginning of its existence.  Some people love it.  Some people hate it.  And some people are simply obsessed with it.  But no matter your opinion on it, it's definitely something that's had a tremendous influence on your life. Maybe that's why people sing about it so often.  Indeed, some of the best songs in music history have been all about money. Here are the top 5 songs that either exto the joys of money and credit cards, or push listeners to transcend the ills of materialism.

Luxury Metal Credit Cards: How to Get One

Credit cards can certainly serve as a status symbol. Why do you think so many Visa commercials feature a James Bond-esque motif? In particular, credit cards made of metal have long been a symbol of wealth and luxury. Now, such cards are extremely limited (many believe there are less than 10,000 in circulation), and they are generally distributed by invitation only.

How To Transfer Your Credit Card Balance

Transferring a balance from one credit card to another isn't rocket science. The real science lies in finding the best credit card offer available so as to take advantage of  low introductory interest rates. In addition, there are a number of other equally important tips to consider prior to executing a credit card balance transfer. Almost all of them deal with finding the right "one." I would liken it to dating before marriage. You would never want to put marriage first and dating second. Chances of failure increase almost exponentially if you fail to do your homework and check out various "offers" before you make a decision. Get my drift?

The Price of Money

What's the real price of money? Check out this infographic to find out!

Solstice Celebrations to Use Your Miles On

Who doesn't love to travel? With unlimited resources, my wife always claims she would travel the world repeatedly. While I'm not that much of a fanatic, I do love to hop on a plane and take a trip to interesting and sometimes exotic places. Certainly, getting away from the daily grind often provides enough respite to aid in the maintenance of mental sanity. That said, there are several solstice celebrations occurring worldwide this coming week which could prove inflicting for the travel bug. And for those with airline rewards credit cards, it'll make it that much easier to cast-off all responsibility for a few days and get outta Dodge.

10 Wealthiest Fictional Characters

There are countless numbers of books, TV shows, and movies that feature extremely wealthy characters who live a life of power and luxury. Their personalities range from greedy and egotistic to good-natured and philanthropic. Each one of them, and the stories they help create, leave some sort of imprint on our minds. Over the past decade, Forbes Magazine produced the “Fictional 15” list. This list names the wealthiest fictional character for that year, along with their estimated earnings. We decided to use some of the information from these lists, do some additional estimations (aka complete guess work and creative license), and compile our very own list of our top 10 wealthiest fictional characters. Enjoy!

Why We Should Stop Making the Penny

Each year, the U.S. Mint coins 1 billion to over 10 billion pennies. That's anywhere from $10 million to $100 million worth. The cost to manufacture a penny can be nearly 2 cents (depending on the price of copper and zinc). That means the US spends $15 million to produce $10 million worth of pennies.

The Lucky 7's of Credit: How to Keep Your Credit Score Above 700

Lights flashing, adrenaline flowing, the scrolling triple 7s rewarding you with the jackpot of a lifetime; who in the world hasn’t dreamed of striking it big in Vegas? You could finally go on that vacation to paradise, pay off your home, or maybe even help support your family for generations to come. But those lucky 7s don’t have to be confined to Vegas.  In fact, one of the most important 7s you should be shooting for is a credit score of 700 or higher.  It may not reward you with cash jackpot worth millions, but obtaining a credit score above 700 will certainly open the door to more desirable credit cards with rewards0% interest credit cards, mortgages, auto loans, and other credit products that will save you thousands in interest during your lifetime. 

Off the Chart Credit Card Art

Credit cards have a lot of power in the art world. Of course, you can use a credit card to purchase art from a gallery. Some credit cards benefits will even give you free admission to an art museum over the weekend. And a few credit cards designs are so cool; they can be considered their own works of art. However, have you ever thought about creating your own thing of beauty using your expired credit cards? From paintings to sculptures to gardening props, you'll be astonished at the possibilities. Here are some of the most amazing examples of artists shredding their plastic in the name of off the chart credit card art.

Credit Card Art on the Wall

 

Dave Ramsey Headquarters Art

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