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Earn points from authorized users. Is it worth it?

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Credit card companies want cardholders to add authorized users (AUs).  The hope is that more users will result in more spend which means more profit for the card issuer.  Because of this, it’s sometimes possible to earn points for adding authorized users.  But, is that a good idea?  There are both benefits and disadvantages to adding authorized users… Many credit card signup offers include bonus points for adding authorized users.  Chase does this with most…

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The Chase authorized user dilemma for 2 adult households

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When signing up for a new Chase card, should you add your spouse or other household member as an authorized user?  The combination of Chase’s 5/24 rule, Chase’s point transfer rules, and Chase’s signup bonus offers make the answer to this question surprisingly difficult.  The point transfer rules and the signup bonuses encourage adding authorized users, but the 5/24 rule discourages it.  I’ll explain… Chase’s 5/24 rule In the past year or so, Chase has…

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