For many Americans, summertime means big transitions: new jobs, new cities, and often even new homes. And as just about any homebuyer can attest, a mortgage is often just the beginning in a series of sizeable new bills. You may needShow More Summary
... credit card debt while remaining subdued since the Great Recession suddenly made a 180 degree turn... Total outstanding credit card debt recently surged beyond the $900 billion mark... And with the average nationwide interest rate of 14% that means spending hamsters are probably dropping tens of billions on interest costs alone... Show More Summary
Just a few bits and baubles to follow up on recent posts. 1. Kohl’s $10 Birthday Gift Also see: Holy crap I love Kohl’s Confession: I Got a Kohl’s Card Yay! Just got Discover It and Citi Hilton 75K cards! August is my birthday month, and Kohl’s got their timing perfect. Because today, in the... OUT AND OUT - Investing. Positivity. Oh, and travel.
Citibank significantly overpaid to grab the Costco co-brand away from American Express -- even though the deal should have been worth more to American Express than to Citi. Indeed, under the arrangement Costco's credit card acceptance costs will be near zero. Continue reading How Much Does it Hurt Amex to Be Losing Costco?...
Refinancing high interest rate debt to a lower interest rate can be a great way to save money. While this strategy can make a lot of sense, there are some risks. Before signing on the dotted line, make sure you consider those risks carefully. Student Loans The student loan market has experienced [...]
Craig McBeath/Alamy By Lisa Gerstner Devotees of rewards credit cards, take note: You may not be getting your full allotment of points for purchases made through third parties. Such transactions, which may include those made throughShow More Summary
It’s that time of month! Miles to Memories reminded me about Bank of America’s Museums on Us Program which offers one free admission to museums for credit and debit card holders at more than 150 museums in 32 states one weekend each month. You can also get free admission if you have a Merrill Lynch […]
I received an email from USAA touting their USAA Cashback Rewards Plus American Express Credit Card. I almost immediately deleted it, because I just figured it wouldn’t be that worthwhile getting, but the thought of you, my faithful readers, made me keep reading. Show More Summary
Making a balance transfer to another credit card can be an effective way to pay down credit card debt. If you’re currently paying a lot of interest each month on a current balance, it can feel like an uphill battle as you make a payment each month. A balance transfer option can allow you to...
Could Mike Tyson Become The New Face For Bitcoin? Although bitcoin has taken some major steps toward mainstream adoption over the past year, the cryptocurrency’s user base is still largely dominated by tech-savvy individuals who see digital currencies as an important innovation. However, Bitcoin Direct is looking to change the cryptocurrency’s image by making Mike […]
MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - The social security numbers and credit card details of up to 6,000 University of Connecticut students, faculty and others may have been stolen by cyberhackers from China, the university said on Friday. Officials...Show More Summary
The main reason I love miles & points is because I can redeem them for rewards which are disproportionately valuable. For example, when I can redeem 135,000 American AAdvantage miles for a roundtrip ticket in Cathay Pacific first class...Show More Summary
Five months after American Express and Costco announced they would go their separate ways and end their exclusive relationship – essentially allowing members of the warehouse club to use other cards – shareholders for the credit card company have filed a lawsuit claiming it blindsided investors with the loss of the contract. The lawsuit [PDF], filed by Plumbers … [More]
Credit cards offer more than just juicy rewards and low interest rates. Hidden in the small print, you’ll find perks that will blow your mind and fatten your wallet. The savvy cardholder can now milk credit cards for a host of benefits that can add up to $1,000’s in savings EVERY year -- not including rewards. Show More Summary
Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on things you shouldn’t buy at the grocery store, ways to maximize credit card rewards for travel, and how to treat the toughest summer stains. Top 5 Articles 10 Things Not To Buy At The Grocery Store —...
Paying with debit or credit cards is fast, convenient, and easy. Despite the arguments for debit and credit cards, however — some of which are totally valid — there are instances when cash is the better option. What are they? Check out six of them here, and share some of your own...
Good morning everyone, I have a few new AMEX Offers to share. The best offer is a $5 statement credit when you spend $25 or more at Exxon Mobil. The terms of the offer state you must make the purchase "at the pump" so it might exclude all purchases made inside an Exxon Mobil store. Show More Summary
The baddest credit cards for earning miles and points, and offering benefits, don't always look the coolest. Sure, Chase Sapphire Preferred isn't just one of the best bonuses, fastest earning cards, and with points that are among the most valuable -- it's also gorgeous. Show More Summary
The Museums on Us 2015 program returns this weekend and here are 3 of the coolest places that you can get into for free if you have a Bank of America debit or credit card. The post Access 150 Museums for Free this Weekend – Here are 3 of the Coolest Ones! appeared first on Miles to Memories.
Also see: Cut the Crap: The Fidelity Investment Rewards Credit Card is THE BEST cash back card! Is the Fidelity Amex the best cashback card in the universe? I’ve written lots about the AMEX Fidelity card. It’s such a great addition to any wallet. (Too bad they’ve lost the WorldPoints mall, though.) Now that the... OUT AND OUT - Investing. Positivity. Oh, and travel.