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The New Credit Card That Lets You Spend Over Your Limit

The New Credit Card That Lets You Spend Over Your Limit

The New Credit Card That Lets You Spend Over Your Limit

Credit cards give people a certain amount of flexibility when it comes to financing purchases, but there are generally limits to how much you can spend. One issuer, however, is easing these traditional restrictions for a new credit card. American Express recently launched the SimplyCash Plus Business Credit Card, a no annual fee credit card that lets business owners spend beyond their... Read More

8 Credit Card Tips That Will Last a Lifetime

8 Credit Card Tips That Will Last a Lifetime

8 Credit Card Tips That Will Last a Lifetime

Credit card tips can change with the wind — or as you enter different stages in life. If you’re young and trying to build credit, start with a low credit limit. If you travel a lot, consider an airline or hotel credit card. If you have a lot of debt, it’s a good time to put those... Read More

Bad Credit? A Discover Credit Card Is an Option Now

Bad Credit? A Discover Credit Card Is an Option Now

Bad Credit? A Discover Credit Card Is an Option Now

People with bad credit have a new option for getting credit cards: the Discover it Secured credit card. By entering the secured-card market (this is the only secured card the issuer offers), Discover becomes more accessible to consumers with a variety of credit histories. Discover opened up the secured-card application to all consumers on Jan. 25 (previously... Read More

The Right Way to Pay Your Credit Card

The Right Way to Pay Your Credit Card

The Right Way to Pay Your Credit Card

Credit card payments are unlike most monthly bills, which can be both refreshing and confusing. How you choose to pay your credit card bills will depend on your budget situation and financial goals, but before you can figure out the best way to make payments, you need to understand the options. These options vary by credit... Read More

The Reason You Should Check Your Credit Card Bills Right Now

The Reason You Should Check Your Credit Card Bills Right Now

The Reason You Should Check Your Credit Card Bills Right Now

Fraudsters were certainly busy over the holidays. According to a new report from ACI Worldwide, one out of 67 transactions from Thanksgiving to December 31, 2015, was a fraud attempt, up from one out of 72 transactions during the same time last year. The payments solution provider found that thieves were using stolen credit card... Read More

What Does It Really Mean to Be Pre-Approved for a Credit Card?

What Does It Really Mean to Be Pre-Approved for a Credit Card?

What Does It Really Mean to Be Pre-Approved for a Credit Card?

Have you ever received a message from a credit card issuer congratulating you on being pre-approved for a credit card? If so, don’t pat yourself on the back just yet. Being pre-approved might not means what you think it does. How Did I Get Pre-Approved? Although credit card issuers aren’t allowed to look at your... Read More

How to Get the Best Airline Seats Without Paying Extra

How to Get the Best Airline Seats Without Paying Extra

How to Get the Best Airline Seats Without Paying Extra

It’s understood that seats in first class are roomier than in coach. But did you know that some seats in coach are better than others? Seats may be narrower in the back of the plane. Also, some seats may have more “pitch” — the space between your seat and the seat in front of you. Get the wrong seat and you’ll have less legroom,... Read More

5 Credit Card Fees You Can Avoid & How to Do It

5 Credit Card Fees You Can Avoid & How to Do It

5 Credit Card Fees You Can Avoid & How to Do It

We all love the security and convenience of credit cards, but nobody likes paying fees. Most credit cards charge a variety of them, along with some penalties, yet nearly all of them can be avoided. So, if you are looking to take advantage of using a credit card, while minimizing their costs, here are five credit... Read More

I Travel a Lot. Should I Get a Hotel or Airline Credit Card?

I Travel a Lot. Should I Get a Hotel or Airline Credit Card?

I Travel a Lot. Should I Get a Hotel or Airline Credit Card?

Co-branded credit cards can be a great way for frequent fliers to pool loyalty and rewards points, maximize earnings, enjoy perks like a free checked bag or hotel Wi-Fi, and score upgrades like a first-class seat or a night in a suite. In fact, for travelers who don’t carry a balance (and, subsequently, lose points to interest),... Read More

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