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What is the Best Travel Credit Card for Newbies?

Recently, a family member asked me for some advice on which credit card to get for an upcoming trip. This would be their first trip to Europe, and they wanted a card without foreign transaction fees and hoping to earn rewards they could use for upcoming trips.

I answered the same way I always do — I said I would get the Chase Sapphire Preferred card. There are so many reasons I believe this is the best card for newbie travelers, but here are the most important ones:

Reasonable annual fee. The main reason this card is such a good option for new travelers is the fact that it only has a $95 annual fee. That’s low enough for most people to stomach — even if they haven’t traveled a lot. I never suggest cards with large annual fees to people new to travel because they never know whether they’ll take advantage of cardholder perks to get enough value in return. The Chase Sapphire Preferred card’s $95 annual fee is reasonable enough nearly anyone could get that much… Read More

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