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3 Signs You Shouldn’t Get Another Credit Card

3 Signs You Shouldn’t Get Another Credit Card

3 Signs You Shouldn’t Get Another Credit Card

The urge to apply for some shiny new plastic can be tempting — particularly if an issuer is touting big rewards and an even more lucrative sign-on bonus. But while a credit card (when used responsibly) can be a great spending tool, there are times when getting a new one simply isn’t in your best... Read More

5 Credit Cards for Foodies

5 Credit Cards for Foodies

5 Credit Cards for Foodies

If your love of fine food leads you to dine out often, you might consider applying for a credit card that features extra rewards at restaurants and other foodie-friendly perks. The first thing to consider is additional points, miles or cash back for restaurant purchases. Beyond that, there are other features that foodies may want to consider. Some cards offer generous rewards... Read More

I Can’t Get a High-End Rewards Credit Card. What Are My Options?

I Can’t Get a High-End Rewards Credit Card. What Are My Options?

I Can’t Get a High-End Rewards Credit Card. What Are My Options?

Many credit card users love the idea of earning valuable points, miles or cash back. But not every applicant gets approved for a premium rewards card. The reason is typically a low credit score due certain missteps, like bankruptcy, foreclosure, collection accounts, or missed payments. Other people may have their applications for a rewards card denied simply because... Read More

Your Amex Card Could Score You ‘Hamilton’ Tickets

Your Amex Card Could Score You ‘Hamilton’ Tickets

Your Amex Card Could Score You ‘Hamilton’ Tickets

Are you itching to see the Broadway phenomenon “Hamilton”? If so, here’s your chance. American Express is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Membership Rewards program by offering its Anniversary Collection of entertainment, sporting and dining experiences to cardholders. That includes tickets to Broadway’s “Hamilton” live in New York’s Richard Rogers Theater, the issuer announced on Thursday. Cardmembers... Read More

5 Credit Card Tricks for Your Best Summer Ever

5 Credit Card Tricks for Your Best Summer Ever

5 Credit Card Tricks for Your Best Summer Ever

If you haven’t started to plan your summer vacation yet, this is a great time to take account of any credit card rewards points you might’ve accrued and how you can apply them to your trip. Those points, miles and cash back can add up to some major cost savings. And if you don’t have any rewards... Read More

U.S. Bank Has 2 New Rewards Credit Cards

U.S. Bank Has 2 New Rewards Credit Cards

U.S. Bank Has 2 New Rewards Credit Cards

Anyone shopping around for a credit card this summer has a lot of new choices at their disposal. Case in point: U.S. Bank announced on Monday that it’s now offering two new co-branded American Express credit cards. The U.S. Bank Cash 365 American Express Card is a cash back credit card that mirrors other new entrants... Read More

I Have Too Many Credit Cards. What Can I Do?

I Have Too Many Credit Cards. What Can I Do?

I Have Too Many Credit Cards. What Can I Do?

Besides the obvious fact that there are only so many credit cards you can squeeze into your wallet, there are times when you might consider paring down or simplifying the credit cards you carry. Before You Close a Card… Before you start cutting up cards and calling issuers to close your accounts, there are some... Read More

3 Ways a Credit Card Can Improve Your Credit Score

3 Ways a Credit Card Can Improve Your Credit Score

3 Ways a Credit Card Can Improve Your Credit Score

Credit cards are convenient and can provide more flexibility in your monthly spending, but they’re also great for establishing and improving your credit. You probably already know that using a credit card carefully and paying your bill on time without fail can build your credit score, which is increasingly necessary to rent an apartment, buy... Read More

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