A Complete List of Credit Card Miles Signup Bonus Offers

a complete list of best airline credit card signup bonus offers

If you’re looking for ways to save on airfare, it might make sense to consider a co-branded credit card that offers airline miles for your everyday spending. Many of these cards work in conjunction with popular airlines to offer points or “miles” that you can redeem for free airfare, seat upgrades, airline status, and other […]

Published or Updated: July 1, 2015

The 6 Best Gas Credit Cards – June 2015

Blue Sky Preferred from American Express Big

Even with gas costs falling this year, it’s not as cheap as it used to be. Maybe you’re reminiscing about the days when you could fill the whole tank for $5. If so, you’ll love these gas cards. Credit cards offering cash back and other gas rewards can be a great way to trim your […]

Published or Updated: June 12, 2015

The New Visa Clear Prepaid Program Simplifies Prepaid Card Fees

Visa Prepaid

Visa just simplified the confusing world of prepaid debit card fees. In order to help consumers avoid the complex maze of fees sometimes charged by prepaid cards, Visa recently announced a new designation for prepaid products with simple fee structures and no “gotchas.” The new set of standards, called the Visa Clear Prepaid Program, aims […]

Published or Updated: May 7, 2015

7 Credit Cards That Offer Credit Scores for Free

In the recent podcast on How to Track All 3 of Your Credit Scores, I mentioned that I would have a follow up article that tracked all the cards that offer free credit scores – whether it’s an official FICO score or not – and the credit bureau the data are drawn from. Here is the promised article, […]

Published or Updated: June 11, 2015

List of Credit Cards that Offer Signup Bonuses

Credit Card signup bonuses offer significant benefits.  Many cards offer bonus miles or points worth $400 or more in statement credit.  Other cards simply offer bonus cash or free airline tickets. A reader named Ben wrote to me recently asking about these bonuses: I’ve been curious about credit card sign on bonuses for a long […]

Published or Updated: January 20, 2015

DR 134: The 10 Best Small Business Credit Cards of 2015

Chase Ink Plus Business Card

Since starting my small business in 2007, I’ve used a business card for several reasons. My business credit card easily separates personal expenses and business expenses. I use GoDaddy’s online bookkeeping tool. It automatically imports all the charges from my business credit card, so these expenses are exceptionally easy to track. This makes preparing annual […]

Published or Updated: March 14, 2015

DR 110: The Complete Guide to Cash Back Credit Cards

Guide to Cash Back Credit Cards

Recently two readers emailed me about cash back credit cards. Their questions prompted me to put this guide together to help readers better understand, compare, and choose a cash rewards credit card. First let’s look at the emails. From a reader named Pop: You have a great post on a strategy to use cash back […]

Published or Updated: September 25, 2014

Reader Question: Does Applying for a Balance Transfer Card Hurt Your Credit?

FICO Formula

A podcast listener named Jennifer emailed me about balance transfer credit cards and her credit score. She plans to apply for a home equity line of credit soon and is concerned that getting a card before then could lower her FICO score. Here’s Jennifer’s email: I have started listening to your 31 day money challenge […]

Published or Updated: September 18, 2014

Amazon.com Rewards Visa Card Review

Amazon Rewards Visa

A reader named Harold emailed my recently. We discussed a number of topics, one of which was the Amazon.com Rewards credit card. Here’s what Harold had to say: would mention one more to you..the Amazon visa. I’ve been using it over the past year and very happy with it. You get 1% match on everything, […]

Published or Updated: August 25, 2014