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5 Tips to Get a Free Last-Minute Flight

5 Tips to Get a Free Last-Minute Flight

5 Tips to Get a Free Last-Minute Flight

Purchasing airfare during peak holiday travel periods can be painful for your wallet. It’s even worse if you wait too long and find yourself needing holiday flights at “last-minute” prices. But you can still fly for virtually no out-of-pocket cost if you have been stashing away airline miles. Award availability can be tough on peak travel... Read More

Does My Credit Card’s ‘Member Since’ Date Matter?

Does My Credit Card’s ‘Member Since’ Date Matter?

Does My Credit Card’s ‘Member Since’ Date Matter?

Have you ever wondered why some credit cards have a “Member Since” date printed on the front? There are a handful of credit card issuers, notably American Express, that prefer to prominently note how long customers have held their account, but does this date matter? “The Member Since date definitely matters,” Melanie L. Backs, director of... Read More

3 Steps to Take When Your Credit Card Goes Missing

3 Steps to Take When Your Credit Card Goes Missing

3 Steps to Take When Your Credit Card Goes Missing

Opening your wallet to pull out a certain credit card (matching rewards with purchases) can make you feel smart. But not being able to find that card — or worse, not being able to find your wallet — is an entirely different experience. During the busy holiday season, this scenario can happen more often than you think. (People... Read More

5 Chip Credit Card Myths Busted

5 Chip Credit Card Myths Busted

5 Chip Credit Card Myths Busted

Are you a little confused about how the new chip credit cards work? In October, more stores began using credit card terminals that read smart-chip-enabled cards as part of a fraud liability shift, which strongly encouraged the use of this technology. And while the technology appears to be working somewhat smoothly at stores, many credit card users are still unsure... Read More

5 Rewards Credit Cards With No Annual Fee

5 Rewards Credit Cards With No Annual Fee

5 Rewards Credit Cards With No Annual Fee

When the Credit CARD Act of 2009 was being debated, many predicted that this law would force card issuers to impose annual fees on all of their cards. While there are still many no-annual-fee credit cards, many of the top rewards credit cards have an annual fee. But if you don’t have much of a need for the... Read More

How to Maximize Your Holiday Shopping Credit Card Rewards

How to Maximize Your Holiday Shopping Credit Card Rewards

How to Maximize Your Holiday Shopping Credit Card Rewards

Will you be using your credit card for holiday shopping? Most Americans will use plastic for its security and convenience, and many will earn rewards in the process. But while some will only be earning rewards worth 1% back, others will enjoy much higher levels of bonus rewards from their cards. The key is to use... Read More

3 Credit Card Scams You Need to Watch Out For

3 Credit Card Scams You Need to Watch Out For

3 Credit Card Scams You Need to Watch Out For

Falling for a credit card scam is an incredibly frustrating experience and having your financial security disturbed for even a short time can disrupt your peace of mind. However, providing you arm yourself with the right knowledge, you can minimize the impact credit card scams have on your financial well-being. So, with that in mind,... Read More

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