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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
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
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
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
If you think credit card interest rates are high, then you should take a moment to calculate the effective interest rate of a late fee. Federal law caps late fees at $27 for the first late payment and forbids these fees from exceeding the amount of the minimum payment. But if you were assessed a... Read More
You never thought this would happen to you, but there it is: an advance warning (as required by law) from your bank that your credit card’s annual percentage rate is going up in 45 days. You check all your major credit reports because a little birdie once told you that a drop in credit score... Read More
Racking up frequent flier miles and rewards points to fly first-class is so yesterday. Your travel credit card may now be able to make it just little bit easier to score a ride on a private jet. American Express announced recently that it’s partnering with Delta Private Jets to provide Platinum credit cardholders who purchase a Delta... Read More
Remodeling a home can be a pricey endeavor. You may have your eyes on a marble countertop but only have funds for old-school Formica. And who said installing a water heater was affordable? Fortunately, taking advantage of some of the credit cards out there for homeowners can help you get what you need while staying on budget.... Read More
If you’re thinking about packing up and heading out of town for a vacation, you may like this news. Capital One announced a partnership with HotelTonight, a last-minute hotel deal app, on Thursday. This pairing gives Capital One Venture and Capital One VentureOne cardholders a 10% discount on hotels booked through the HotelTonight app. To... Read More
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