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Should I Get a Credit Card Before or After I Move?

Should I Get a Credit Card Before or After I Move?

Should I Get a Credit Card Before or After I Move?

If you’re in the process of moving, or know you will be before too long, you probably have a long checklist of things to do before the movers load up all the boxes. If you have “get a new credit card” on that list, you may want to think twice before you file an application. According to an... Read More

How Fast Can I Get a New Credit Card?

How Fast Can I Get a New Credit Card?

How Fast Can I Get a New Credit Card?

You’ve found the perfect credit card and have been approved, but now the wait begins for it to actually arrive in the mail. Perhaps you are in a hurry to earn a great sign-up bonus, or you just want to utilize its travel benefits on your next trip, so it’s important to have an idea of... Read More

Can I Kick My Parents Off Our Credit Card?

Can I Kick My Parents Off Our Credit Card?

Can I Kick My Parents Off Our Credit Card?

Sometimes, removing your name from your parents’ credit card (or vice versa) has its advantages. For starters — it’s kind of nice to handle your own bills without getting the glowering stink eye about your spending sprees on the card’s statement. And while you’re on the card, your credit is generally linked to your parents’ credit, so if your... Read More

4 Credit Cards for Business Travelers

4 Credit Cards for Business Travelers

4 Credit Cards for Business Travelers

Business travel can be an exhausting way of life, as you can spend hours each week waiting in line at airports, hotels and rental car counters. The more time you spend waiting around, the more important it becomes to find some way to streamline the experience and save valuable time. Thankfully, the right credit card... Read More

An Airline Credit Card for Not-so-Frequent Fliers?

An Airline Credit Card for Not-so-Frequent Fliers?

An Airline Credit Card for Not-so-Frequent Fliers?

Most airline credit cards are designed with the frequent flier in mind. You get the most if you travel (and spend) a lot, either because there’s a big annual fee you need to recoup, a giant sign-on bonus you want to earn or a litany of upgrades you’re looking for each time you fly. But low-cost carrier Allegiant... Read More

4 Credit Cards for People Who Don’t Like Credit Cards

4 Credit Cards for People Who Don’t Like Credit Cards

4 Credit Cards for People Who Don’t Like Credit Cards

So, you don’t like credit cards. Maybe you had a bad experience with an overwhelming balance. Maybe you like the simplicity of paying with cash. While your reasons may be perfectly valid, building an excellent credit score usually comes from experience with different types of credit accounts. The good news: there is generally a credit... Read More

Is Your Credit Card Ready for the Holidays?

Is Your Credit Card Ready for the Holidays?

Is Your Credit Card Ready for the Holidays?

Ah, September. That magical time of year when boots and open-toed shoes intermingle, mornings get crisper, people start lining up for those infernal pumpkin spice lattes and some retailers start hauling out their holiday cheer. It seems every year, some store somewhere feels the need to make the holiday shopping season just a tad bit longer. In fact, I wouldn’t... Read More

Your American Express Credit Card Can Now Message You on Facebook

Your American Express Credit Card Can Now Message You on Facebook

Your American Express Credit Card Can Now Message You on Facebook

Credit cards can already technically text or email you via spending alerts, so it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that one issuer is now able to message its cardholders on Facebook. American Express officially launched its Facebook Messenger bot late last week. The bot, previewed at the Cannes Film Festival back in June, is designed... Read More

11 Problems Your Credit Card Can Solve

11 Problems Your Credit Card Can Solve

11 Problems Your Credit Card Can Solve

Stuck on the highway? Cracked your iPhone screen? When you’re in a bind, the last place people think to turn for help is their credit card. But it turns out credit cards offer plenty of benefits that can help you solve your problem. From purchase protection to roadside assistance, here are a few of the clever ways to put... Read More

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