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The holiday season is well underway, and anticipation for Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when eager shoppers line up for deals and discounts, is at an 8-year high, according to the Accenture Holiday Shopping survey.
Sixty-six percent of survey respondents...
The upsurge in mobile financial services has caused quite a bit of concern about the safety and security of mobile transactions, and two public agencies are asking the federal government to intervene.
Services like Google Wallet, PayPal, and the new Apple Pay offer...
Although some economists are cautious about lingering effects of the recession on the U.S. economy, small businesses are doing well. They are increasing sales, hiring more employees, and taking on extra debt with the expectation of being able to pay it back.
Although some 35% of Americans have debts that have been sent to collections—an estimated 77 million people—the majority of them aren’t seeking help with their financial situations.
A study from the Urban Institute revealed the troubling statistic, but the...
A popular travel app is now available on Android operating systems. Last Minute Travels Deals is introducing several new iPhone features, along with an Android version.
The free app helps people find flights, hotel rooms, vacation homes and activities as prices that...
If you hesitated to shop at Target after their massive payment security data breach last winter, you weren’t alone. Customers hold merchants largely responsible for security issues and blame them more than banks when payment information gets stolen.
The antitrust lawsuit brought against Visa and MasterCard in 2005 may have reached a settlement last year, but retailers say the fight is far from over.
Nearly ten years after the initial suit was filed and two years after a $7.25 billion settlement was offered by...
It’s hard to focus on work when you’re worried about money. According to human resource managers, office productivity and employee job performance are being significantly affected by financial stress.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently...
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...