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Avoiding fees, making payments on time, and staying away from cash advances are just a few of the tips offered by nonprofit credit counseling foundation Take Charge America in their latest consumer education campaign.
Aimed at helping folks build solid credit...
The Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) reveals that 57% of Americans are financially unhealthy, according to a recent study of more than 7,000 adults across the country.
The study, funded by American Express, the Ford Foundation and the MetLife...
Online payment provider Stripe has partnered with PayItSimple USA to offer consumers the ability to make purchases with instant no-interest installment payment plans during the checkout process.
Whether shopping online or in a store, customers can use PayItSimple...
Oil and gas energy company BP has entered into an agreement with Synchrony Financial, which will run the brand’s private label credit card and co-branded cards across the country for many years to come.
The programs are due to launch during the second quarter of...
If buying your first home is on your list of things to do this year, join the club. People’s Home Equity, a mortgage lender base in Tennessee, expects a boom in first-time homebuyers in 2015, spurred by low interest rates and the improving economy. They’ve compiled...
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) said that consumers seem optimistic about their financial pictures heading into 2015.
Their November online poll, conducted each month via their website homepage, asked folks to predict what their financial...
Although the economy is improving steadily, there are still people who are struggling under a heavy load of debt and considering alternatives in dealing with it. For some of those folks, filing for bankruptcy may seem like a viable option—but they should think twice...
The newest American Express Centurion Lounge has opened in San Francisco, giving travelers there the opportunity to relax in style before or between flights.
This is the first Centurion Lounge on the west coast, and the fourth to open overall. Other Centurion...
At my local bank there was an advertisement that if one enrolls in Alaska airline credit card and spends $1000 in the first 3 months then a travel companion could fly free. Is this still in effect? Does it apply to international trips and 1st class? Does the flight need to be Alaska airlines/ Virgin airlines?
Currently, the Alaska Airlines credit card has the following offer: “Annual companion fare from $121 ($99, plus taxes and fees from $22) after you make $1,000 or more in purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening”. This benefit will qualify for a round-trip coach Companion Fare on Alaska...
I once had the US Airways credit card, then the airlines merged with American Airlines and my card transitioned into the AAdvantage MasterCard with a higher annual fee and without companion pass. I use the card one year and then closed it because I don’t fly with American Airline often. Now I am looking for a credit card without an annual fee. What are my options?
You may like one of the regular travel rewards credit cards offered by major banks. Travel rewards credit cards allow earning miles on all purchases. The cards also have one-time sign up bonuses which may be enough for a domestic flight. There are credit offers without annual fees, the other offers come with rather low...
I had the US Airways MasterCard back in 2013 but had to close it because I got divorced and had some troubles with keeping up with my credit cards fees. I’m back on track now and would like to apply for this card again but can’t seem to find it anywhere. Can you help?
The US Airways Premier World MasterCard is no longer offered. US Airways removed their credit card after merging with American Airlines. Today you can apply for one of the AAdvantage credit cards offered by Citi or for a regular travel rewards credit card. Both types of credit cards will allow you to earn miles and redeem...
Have Jetblue discontinued their free checked bag offer? I have the Jetblue MasterCard and don't have this benefit.
JetBlue still has the one free checked bag perk but not everyone can get it. First of all, the members of TrueBlue program will be able to get their first checked bag free if they've reached Blue Plus level or Blue Flex level, provided the checked bag is under 50 pounds (22.68 kg). Then, cardholders of the JetBlue Plus...