One of the ways I like to save money is by getting cash back from my credit cards. There are many different types of reward credit cards available. When deciding which credit card is best you need to choose which one is the best for you based on your needs. First, you need to know whether having a credit card will cause you to spend more than you would with cash. If having a credit card does cause you to spend more than you probably should not have one because even if you are getting rewards you are likely losing money compared to just using cash.
If you are able to use a credit card responsibly then you need to look at how you spend your money. If you do a lot of driving you might want a gas rewards credit card, if you fly a lot you might want to look at airmiles credit cards. Or you might just want to choose a general rewards credit card that rewards you with cash. Those are the ones I have and I chose them for their bonus cashback categories.
Of course you don’t have to choose just one rewards credit card. I have three credit cards that I use. My Chase Freedom card offers 5% cash back on select rotating categories and gives me 1% cash back on everything else. My Discover card I try to use only on their 5% cash back categories. I attach a post-it note to these cards to remind myself of the current 5% cash back categories. My Target card is used to get a 5% discount at Target. There are probably even better deals out there but I don’t want to chase every credit card deal that is offered. The system I have is pretty simple and it works for me so I don’t plan on making any big changes.