American Express Pass Card Review

The Amex Pass Card is a reloadable debit card designed for parents to help teens manage money.

Do you want your allowance in paper or plastic? American Express just released the PASS Card from American Express, a prepaid reloadable debit card for teens that aims to simplify how parents and teens manage money…without the need for the teen to have a checking account or credit card. Here’s how it works: The PASS […]

Charge Cards: A Smart Alternative to Credit (And Debit) Cards


Charge cards like the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card provide a smart alternative to debit cards and traditional credit cards. What Is a Charge Card? A charge card is a like a credit card without the option to pay your balance off over time. With a charge card you must pay the entire balance […]

American Express Zync Card Review

American Express Zync Charge Card

Notice: The Zync card from American Express has been discontinued; this article is for historical purposes only! The American Express Zync Card, a charge card geared towards twenty-somethings, is a possible alternative to traditional credit/debit cards for anybody under 30. I have been a fan of Amex charge cards and used one myself for a […]

American Express Cards DO Have Spending Limits

American Express charge cards are famous for their no preset spending limits. Learn why "preset" is the key word.

If you carry a classic American Express Green, Gold, or Platinum card, or any other credit card that has no pre-set spending limit, you probably know this doesn’t mean your card has no limit at all. So how is your spending limit calculated, and what happens if you hit it? I found out last month.