Category: Credit Cards

Closing Old Credit Cards (And Some Upcoming Changes To This Blog)

Note: At the bottom of this article, I discuss some upcoming changes to the blog. I came across an interesting article on CNBC today about closing credit cards. They offered a piece of advice that I don’t see often but is often correct. Should You Close Old Credit Cards? You’ve got that piece of plastic …

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Southwest Credit Cards Put Companion Pass Back Into Play

Two credit cards. $168. A year of free flights. How tough can it be? Southwest Airlines has increased its credit card sign-up bonuses,* and they’re back up to a level where you’ll want to look at them. The Southwest Companion Pass Southwest Airlines offers the most valuable perk in the airline business: The Companion Pass …

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Discover Deals Are Dead

I’ll end the week with some sad news, although it really isn’t news, since it happened six months ago. Discover Deals are dead.* Discover Deals Have Ended At the end of October, Discover folded its “Discover Deals (DD)” program. DD was a cash-back shopping portal that gave you money back for making purchases at participating …

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More Fun In The World Of Travel…

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I haven’t been posting as frequently, as I make some changes to the site, but that doesn’t stop the world of travel from going on. Here are a few of the fun things that I have missed. Wrong Way BA, ftw… A British Airways flight caused a little extra Umweltverschmutzung when it flew to Edinburgh …

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Mastercard Introduces New “Free Trial” Rules

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I’m surprised that I missed this one. Starting April 12, Mastercard will introduce new rules regarding free trials. And while it will only apply to physical products, it’s an important step in helping consumers who subscribe for something and then can’t figure out how to get the merchant to stop. It’s big enough that I’m …

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Discover Announces Spring 5% Categories (For An Easy $75)

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The Discover It cash back card represents one of the best unknown values in credit card land. It doesn’t come with a sexy sign-up bonus, but it’s quarterly bonuses more than make up for that. Let’s take a look at the card. Discover Cards (Overall) Discover is one of the strongest cards when it comes …

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It’s Tax Time, So Make A Few Bucks

With changes in the tax laws this year affecting refunds and potentially kicking you from a refund to a payment, it’s time to try and figure out a few ways to minimize the pain. So how about using your credit card to pay the IRS? How to Make Money by Paying Taxes   Remember, nothing …

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IHG Credit Card Now Up To 120,000 Points

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Part of the problem with having your computer repaired is that you miss out on a lot of the current buzz. For some, it’s celebrities and TMZ. For me? Miles and Hotel Points. IHG Credit Cards One of the things that I missed out on was an increase in the sign-up bonus for the IHG …

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Miles And Taxes: Is There Any Reason To Worry (Probably Not)

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Note: I am not an accountant. Nothing that I write below should be taken as tax advice. And if you’re getting tax information from a guy on the internet, you should probably rethink your strategy.   I got a question from a reader the other day asking if taxes could spell the end of the …

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And Now, For Something Completely Different…

As you may know, when you get a credit card through this site, it generates a commission*.  Since that also creates a conflict of interest, I donate those commissions to charity. This year, readers helped to generate almost $3,000 for Cradles to Crayons. Cradles To Crayons Cradles to Crayons is a 4-Star Charity Navigator organization …

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