I get a lot of emails asking me about the pros and cons of individual credit cards, so my goal is to add to the perspectives we offer on some of the more popular credit cards out there. Most of my recommended credit cards are safe picks for everybody. In other words, their rewards programs […]
While using a credit card while traveling is often smart, there are still things to be aware of. Tourists are often a target for thieves so be sure to carry your wallet in a way that will deter theft. Also, be aware of any changes in laws, such as a fee to use a credit card at the check out. Carrying some back up cash is also smart, just in case.
If you’re one of us few and proud who religiously pay your credit card balance off in full each month, you get to benefit from cash credit card rewards — the percentage of your purchases that your card will pay you back as points, miles, or even pennies. (Congrats, I guess.) The joke, of course, […]
Love them or hate them, credit cards are a fact of financial life. They can make tracking spending effortless. Just as easily, they can blur the line between how much money you have and how much you can spend—plunging you into debt. And even avoiding credit cards altogether is not without risk; you may need credit […]
As I contemplated changing my everyday credit card to the Chase Freedom card; I’ve been pondering one of my favorite financial topics…credit card strategy. In other words, how does one maximize the benefits of The Everyday Spender. Uses one credit card to pay for everything, everyday. The Big-ticket Buyer. Uses credit cards only for big […]
Debit or credit? At a distance, there’s virtually no way to distinguish the small plastic cards with Visa or MasterCard logos. Both allow you to pay for goods and services instantaneously by transferring cash behind the scenes. But anybody who understands how these two payment cards work knows the similarities are only skin-deep. Credit cards […]