Both the Citi Custom Cash and Amex Blue Cash Preferred offer some of the most generous rewards programs in the industry.
About the author
- Financial writer for a wide variety of financial and technology publications
- Editor of a commercial real estate trade magazine serving brokers, lenders and builders throughout the Midwest
- Peter Lisagore Award winner for Illinois journalists
Dan Rafter has been writing about personal finance for more than two decades, covering everything from credit scores, mortgage loans and debt to credit cards, insurance, real estate and student loans.
His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Fox Business, The Motley Fool, The Christian Science Monitor, LendingTree, Business Insider and Mental Floss Magazine. He's also the editor of Midwest Real Estate News, a trade magazine serving real estate professionals throughout the Midwest.
During his earlier years covering local government in the Chicago area, Dan won a Peter Lisagore Award, one of the top awards for Illinois journalists. He was part of a team covering campaign finance reforms in the state and was honored in the public-service category.
Dan has been interviewed about the national housing market on the John Williams show on WLS radio in Chicago and served as the master of ceremonies of Metro Chicago Real Estate’s Residential Real Estate Conference, a gathering of the top real estate pros in the Chicago area. He’s also contributed expert commentary to Business.com on insurance and the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on small business owners and the Insurance Thought Leadership Institute about cybersecurity and data breaches. Dan is a regular writer at NortonLifeLock, too, covering cybersecurity and privacy issues.
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dan's Latest Articles
6 min read Dec 23, 2021
Both the Citi Custom Cash and Bank of America Customized Cash Rewards cards can put extra money in your pocket.6 min read Dec 22, 2021
What debts can you transfer to a credit card?4 min read Dec 21, 2021
If you’ve run up a balance and want to avoid paying high APR, a Capital One balance transfer might help.4 min read Nov 02, 2021
If you want to maximize your credit card rewards points, consider the Citi trifecta strategy,7 min read Oct 19, 2021
Have a limited credit history? Don’t worry; you can still qualify for a travel credit card to earn free flights or hotel stays.7 min read Oct 11, 2021
Need to improve your credit score? Making regular payments with a secured credit card can help.6 min read Oct 07, 2021
Enjoy the flexibility to choose where you earn 5% cash back each quarter.5 min read Sep 09, 2021