Doug Bonderud

An award-winning finance, technology and security writer, Doug has a knack for distilling complex concepts down into actionable, readable copy that generates interest and drives engagement

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Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card Review

Best for: Travelers looking to maximize their Hilton Honors points earnings. The Hilton Honors American Express Aspire card is designed for frequ…

Pros and Cons of Paying Taxes with a Credit Card

While no one likes handing over their hard-earned money to the IRS, it’s better than generating substantial interest over time and damaging…

Best First Credit Cards

With so many options out there, how should you choose your first credit card? It depends. Some cards offer cash back benefits, while others are t…

Best Prepaid Cards

Prepaid cards offer an alternative to traditional credit options. Instead of using your card to borrow money from a credit provider — which then…

Cancelling a Credit Card

Credit cards are critical to building your financial foundation. They allow you to make big purchases without breaking the bank, help you build c…

Best Southwest Cards

If you’re a regular traveler who prefers to fly Southwest, the Rapid Rewards lineup of credit cards from Chase offers a variety of redempti…

Guide to Managing Hilton Honors Points

The Hilton brand is one of the most recognized and well-respected in the world, offering a host of great vacation and business travel options. Am…

Guide to the IHG Rewards Club

The IHG Rewards Club offers more than just the ability to redeem points for hotel and resort stays at over 5,500 properties worldwide. Members ca…

Petal Visa Credit Card Review

Best for: Building credit if you don’t have a credit score The Petal® Visa® credit card is unique among unsecured credit card options. Desi…