- The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and the Chase Sapphire Reserve are both fantastic credit cards, with valuable rewards and useful benefits.
- While the Sapphire Reserve offers additional perks, it has a higher annual fee — $550 — versus the Sapphire Preferred's $95 annual fee. It's worth keeping in mind that some of the Reserve's benefits cancel out much of that fee.
- Another factor: The $95 Sapphire Preferred recently increased its sign-up bonus offer to 60,000 points when you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months.
- The $550 Sapphire Reserve offers 50,000 points for the same minimum spend amount.
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I was panicking about the stock market drop, but a guided meditation helped me calm down and close my investment app
A guided meditation from financial expert JL Collins helped her step away from her investment account and ignore the market until conditions improve.
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After watching 2 friends left broke and nearly homeless when their husbands died, I bought life insurance immediately
"I didn't want my mother burdened with any expenses related to my premature death, so we decided to protect each other with life insurance."
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I invested my daughters' savings on one of the stock market's worst days, and I'm confident it was the right choice
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If you're like me and have decades before retirement, you should leave your investments alone even if their value is plummeting
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I was panicking about my investments until my financial adviser gave me the advice I needed: Do nothing and watch your money grow in time
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My financial planner's advice during the last recession helped my retirement savings grow by 30%, and I'm following that advice again now
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If you're a control freak like me, it's hard to ignore the stock market right now — but it's the best decision I've made
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