6 Important Reasons to Avoid Store Credit Cards

One of my very first jobs was selling retail at a store in the mall. Working usually helps your finances, but that job was one of the causes of my issues with debt. It’s hard to resist buying new things when you spend the workday surrounded by advertising and sales displays. Self-control becomes even more […]

Barclaycard CashForward World MasterCard $100 Bonus Review

Barclay is not a name synonymous with American households.  If not for being in the business of personal finance, I would only have seen it mentioned in advertisements every 15 seconds watching a premier league match on NBC.  But over he last few years, Barclaycard has been making a major push in the US credit […]

Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard – 50,000 Bonus Miles Review

(Update – 50,000 Bonus Point Promo!) When I started a new job in affiliate marketing back in 2007, the rage was all about credit card bonuses.  At that time, issuers were falling over themselves to give away money up-front; with good reason.  Cardholders would charge themselves into bankruptcy and the money made would be tremendous. […]

Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card 75,000 Bonus Review

(Limited time 75,000 Promo!) If you’ve ever stayed at a Hilton hotel, you know that in terms of ambiance and overall experience, it’s a touch above the rest.  I’ve had the pleasure of staying in a few different Hilton hotels over the years (always at someone else’s expense!) and I’m always disappointed that I can’t […]

5 Tips to Turbocharge Your Credit Card Rewards

Today’s post is sponsored by our friends at Credit Sesame. Credit Sesame is an educational credit and personal finance website that provides consumers with a free credit score, free credit monitoring, and free identity theft protection. Credit card rewards can seem too good to be true. You earn travel rewards and cash back just for spending. […]

Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card 80,000 Bonus Points Review

Depending on just how old you are, you might remember a time when credit cards didn’t exist.  The world revolved around a cash and carry system, one that didn’t provide rewards or security on purchases.  Once the cash exchanged hands, that was that.  These days however, consumers expect to be rewarded for buying things and […]

The True Cost to Attend a Super Bowl and Pro Tips Get You There Next Year

I’ve never had the pleasure of attending a Super Bowl, partly because the New York Jets have never been good enough to get there (in my lifetime) and primarily because it can be crazy expensive.   By the time you’ve saved for Super Bowl tickets, you realize the cost of transportation and boarding can blow your budget up. […]

Best Credit Card Bonus Offers of 2016

[Advertiser Disclosure] A great way to take advantage of your good credit is to cash in on high bonus credit card offers. After all, if you’re going to get a new credit card you might as well consider the upfront bonuses many of the card issuers offer. Not every offer will make sense though; some […]

Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards of 2016

[Advertiser Disclosure] One of the great things about staying in hotels can be the perks and amenities you receive when you’re away from home. Having to travel a few times each year for conferences, I can tell you how nice it feels when you get off a six hour plane ride, see a 45 minute […]

Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express $150 Cash Back Bonus

Roughly eight years ago, I started writing about finance on a regular basis.  Included in my writing about finance is a lot of credit card work and for years, I haven’t seen an offer as good as the one recently launched by American Express.  The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express is a consumer credit […]

3 Advanced-Level Travel Hacking Tips We Learned at Frequent Traveler University

Wow. My head is still spinning after spending last weekend with those that are truly miles and points obsessed. I had the privilege of attending my first Frequent Traveler University (FTU) this weekend at the Hyatt Regency DFW. I have been “playing” the loyalty game for over four years now. So, it was an awesome […]

Citi Simplicty Card NEW 21 Month Balance Transfer Offer

Now that I have a high enough credit score to take advantage of certain deals, I’ve been hard at work piling up the rewards.  My wife and I have had a lot of expenses in the last few months (between a sick puppy and an October due baby girl) and while I’ve been able to […]