Credit cards

I pay balances in full every month and try not to inflate my lifestyle.


I've been using Bilt credit card to pay monthly rent for almost a year. So far everything has been working great, except the Android app doesn't support LineageOS 19.1. I can use the website to pay, so it isn't a major problem.

$1 in rent is 1 point and I believe 1 point is ¢1.5, so roughly 1% cash back. It isn't much, but it's better than nothing with ACH.

The catch is that they require 5 monthly non-rent transactions to qualify for the rental points. Topping up Amazon balance with ¢50 5 times qualify as valid transactions.

Foreign transactions

I have a card with no foreign fee to pay foreign purchases.