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Which credit card is for you?
This question varies based on a few factors including your specific travel goals and timeline but first and foremost:
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- Credit Score
- Credit History
**These two factors will impact Basic Traveling the most and it’s important to always be-in-the-know when it comes to your credit score. We recommend credit karma for a quick look at your history and any of the free Fico score generators out there for a good representation of your score.
In order to be eligible for the most lucrative credit card bonus offers on the market, you will need to be in good standing with any accounts that you currently have opened and not have impacted your credit negatively in the past 7 years which would potentially decrease your overall credit score.
Secondly, most banks and lenders have in-house rules that govern which cards you are eligible for when applying based on your credit history. It’s important to note that the rules vary from bank to bank on which new accounts will be considered so it’s important to stay current on the rules. This list includes many of the top
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Once you have an idea of your overall standing, you can Basic Travel your way to anywhere in the world.
1. Choosing a place you’d like to travel to
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- Beach, Adventure, History?!
2. Use our list of Top Credit Cards on the market and then determine which cards you’ll need to open to have enough reward points to get there!
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3. Use our strategies to plan your day-to-day agenda
4. Enjoy your Basic Travel Trip!!
5. Come home and repeat
Disclaimer—This can truly be addicting…in a good sort of way!
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