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As the new year kicks off, many of us are thinking about how to make it a good one. Whether that means eating healthier, spending more time with family, or getting our finances in shape, one thing that’s always hard is knowing where to start.
Luckily, if your...
What common item do many people carry with them but not know how to use? More specifically, they know how to use them, but they don’t understand how they really work. Here’s a hint: they’re made of plastic and you probably have one in your wallet right now....
The holiday season is a popular time to apply for new credit cards, particularly cards that offer incentives like a percentage off the first purchase or a sign-on bonus reward. A recent survey asked consumers what they look for when deciding to apply for a new card and...
The most frequently cited reasons for opening a new credit card account were to get cash back rewards and to save money with a low interest rate, according to a recent survey of adults across the nation.
The survey asked consumers about their credit card habits and...
Credit bureau TransUnion has come up with a new way to assess a consumer’s creditworthiness. The company is touting their new credit scoring product as a more reliable and accurate measure of people’s likelihood to pay their debts on time, and saying it will allow...
People worried about identity theft do three things: check their credit reports, shred any papers that might have sensitive personal information on them, and change their passwords to bank and credit card accounts.
Those are the top actions taken by the 85% of...
Nearly ninety percent of mid-size business owners are planning to add to their staff over the next year, according to a recent survey from American Express. This reflects a generally optimistic viewpoint of the United States economy on the part of middle market...
Small businesses have many challenges, but chief among them is marketing, according to a survey by Capital One Spark Business.
The company, which offers a cash-back credit card for small business owners, is launching a new campaign, aimed at helping small business...
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...