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Powerful Plastic: The 10 Best Credit Cards of 2013

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC
2 min read

A personal finance expert will always advise against running up a credit-card balance. But as a small-business owner trying to launch or grow your company, that may not always be a reality.

If you do have to turn to plastic, be reminded that some cards are better than others. Credit-card comparison site CardRatings.com today released its list of the 10 best credit cards for 2013 thus far. The cards were chosen based on the quality of their customer service and their value for people with good to excellent credit.

Credit-card issuers are having to work extra hard these days to win over consumers, many of whom are working to pay down debt, says CardRatings.com Editor-in-Chief Curtis Arnold. "This puts consumers in the driver's seat and I would encourage folks, particularly those with good credit, to be very discriminating when shopping for a new card," he says in a statement.

Here's a look at the full list:

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Barclaycard Ring

Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card

PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature Card 

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card

Citi Simplicity MasterCard

Chase Sapphire Preferred

American Express Blue Cash Preferred 

American Express Platinum Card

Citi Forward Card for College Students

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