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If you’ve having trouble making ends meet during the pandemic, it may seem counterintuitive to think about credit cards. But a new credit card could help you through the economic downturn, perhaps by letting you finance the things you need to buy at 0% interest for several months, or consolidating debt at a lower interest rate. Or perhaps you just want to make sure you’re earning the most in rewards when you’re ordering online or having food delivered to your home.

Our comprehensive methodology compares every aspect of each credit card to our “benchmark credit card” to determine which cards can potentially help you the most. So give yourself a few minutes to take a look at our list of the best credit cards for the month of August and see if one might be useful to you right now.

The best credit cards of August 2020

Citi® Double Cash Card: Best for flat-rate cash back
Chase Sapphire Preferred Card: Best sign-up bonus