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The coming of spring means warm breezes, flowering trees, spring vacations for schoolchildren and the promise of summer. But there’s another reason to celebrate spring: this is the time that many people receive tax refunds from the IRS.
The American Bankers...
A recent poll showed that many Americans could do better when it comes to financial responsibility.
Out of 2,000 adults surveyed by the Harris Poll in March 2014, 61% admitted to not having a household budget in place. Thirty-four percent of households carry credit...
People may have it, but the don’t want to talk about it. And the more they have, the less they want to discuss it. What is this off-limits topic? Money.
In a recent study by the deVere Group, six out of ten people ranked money as the hardest thing to talk about...
If one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2014 was to get out of debt, the team at Mint, a financial-management app from Intuit Inc., has a few tips to help out.
Carrying a large load of debt can be mentally exhausting as well a costing you money in interest. So...
Now that consumers are getting a taste of doing their banking via smartphone, it seems they are hungry for more. A recent survey by FICO shows that people would like to do more smartphone banking than they currently do—if only the features they want are...
If a recent online poll is right, some people could be waking up to coal in their stockings on Christmas morning. That’s because the majority of consumers said they were cutting way back on spending this holiday season—and possibly even spending nothing at all on...
People with Best Buy store credit cards in their wallets are no longer customers of Capital One Financial. Citi finalized the acquisition of the Best Buy credit card portfolio in September.
The deal was first announced in February 2013, when Capital One said they...
Consumers are being more disciplined in their use of credit, which means delinquencies are down even as balances increase, according to a recent Equifax report. The National Consumer Credit Trends looked at data for auto loans, retail and bank credit cards, mortgages...
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...