Getting new credit cards seems to be the focus of many of our points and miles tutorials, so it’s easy to overlook what you should do once you get approved. Credit cards are an awesome tool to earn free travel and gain valuable perks, but they can easily become unmanageable, costly, and burdensome without a plan. In this video, we share our tips and best practices when you get a new credit card. Some of these tips may seem obvious or simple, but they are easy to overlook (even for those experienced in the points and miles hobby). Believe me — it’s happened to me!

As always, if you are looking to apply for any of the cards shown in the video and want to support our channel, please check out our credit card offers page.

HELPFUL LINKS:
– FREE DOWNLOAD: Credit Card Tracker on Google Sheets
You’ll be asked for your email address and we’ll send you instructions on how to copy the template to your Google account. If you don’t have access to Google Sheets, but need a copy in Excel or CSV format, let us know too!
– VIDEO: How to Meet Minimum Spend Requirements
– VIDEO: How to Keep Track of Your Credit Cards
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– SERVICE: LastPass

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