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The Capital One Mastercard was the first credit card I got when I finished college. I applied for a card from my bank but was not approved. Capital One gave me a card with a low limit but said I would be eligible for a credit line increase after 6 months of on-time payments. I received the increase after my sixth statement and it was more than I was expecting. Since using this card I have been able to qualify for other cards. Capital One Mastercard isn't the best card out there, but for people with no credit it is definitely a card to get you started.
Safe Auto has great auto rates and I lowered my car insurance rate substantially by switching from Allstate. I called in to talk to a representative before selecting my policy online and they proved to be friendly and knowledgable. They have different levels of coverage from which to chose so you can find a plan to suit you.
USAA has been a great company to work with. If you're eligible for their services you would be doing yourself a great favor to try them out. USAA's customer service is consistently ranked at the top of their industry and for good reason. USAA was much cheaper than what I had with Allstate and I have complete confidence in them to treat me well if I need to make a claim.
The Staples Store Card is a good card to have for use at Staples. It offers 5% rewards on all purchases as Staples, but no rewards on other purchases. It also offers no interest for a period of time which depends on the purchase amount, but the overall rate is quite high.
The American Express Green Card is a charge card that has to be paid in full each month so its somewhat different than a lot of cards. The 1% rewards is on the low side for rewards cards and the $95 annual fee is going to eat a lot of the rewards. Other cards, like the Quicksilver, offer higher rewards without the fee.
The Shell Credit Card is offered by Citi and has a pretty high interest rate of 23.99%. It is a rewards card and the rewards are earned in the form of savings on gas purchased at Shell stations. You earn 10, 15 or 20 cents off per gallon of gas based upon how much you spend in a cycle. The rewards aren't very flexible nor are they high enough to counteract the inflexibility. I would suggest a card that offers cash back like the Quicksilver or Amex Blue.
The Amazon.com Credit Card has a sign-up bonus of $30 which is applied to your Amazon account upon approval. The rewards are competitive with most rewards cards and earn 3% at Amazon, 2% at gas stations, restaurants and drug stores and 1% on everything else. The Quicksilver card gives you 1.5% on all purchases but you miss out on the slightly higher rewards for gas and Amazon purchases.
The Home Depot Store Card has a fairly high interest rate starting at 17.99% however they also offer no interest periods of 6 or 12 months based upon the purchase price. You should also take note of the grace period of 25 days which is shorter than the billing cycle. The main reason I rated this card a 2 is because it does not offer rewards. Unless you need to use the interest free periods you would be better off using a rewards card for your purchase.