All posts by Colin Robertson

Why You Should Chase Credit Card Rewards, Not Bank Bonuses

Why You Should Chase Credit Card Rewards, Not Bank Bonuses
August 8, 2014 No Comments »

There are two easy ways to make money in the financial world. And no, I’m not talking about stocks and bonds. I’m referring to credit card rewards and bank bonuses. And while both can be quite lucrative, all for doing ... Read More »

Credit Cards That Waive the Annual Fee the First Year

Credit Cards That Waive the Annual Fee the First Year
August 4, 2014 No Comments »

Often times, it is credit cards with annual fees that offer the best sign-up bonuses and cash back. After all, they’re offering you something other issuers won’t, so they need to recoup some of the associated loss. Unfortunately, this causes ... Read More »

Yes, It’s Possible to Get Two Chase Ink Cards and Earn Two Separate Bonuses

Yes, It’s Possible to Get Two Chase Ink Cards and Earn Two Separate Bonuses
July 30, 2014 No Comments »

One of the best credit card sign-up bonuses in existence is the 50k point offer from Chase Ink. But to make the deal even sweeter, Chase offers three different versions of Ink. Two of the three, Chase Ink Bold and ... Read More »

How to Get the Isis Version of American Express Serve

How to Get the Isis Version of American Express Serve
July 29, 2014 No Comments »

This post should be filed under “frustrating and extremely annoying” because that’s how hard it is to get the Isis version of American Express Serve. Before I get into the how of it, the reason you should want the Isis ... Read More »

American Express Just Reminded Me That I Could Carry a Balance

American Express Just Reminded Me That I Could Carry a Balance
July 29, 2014 No Comments »

Recently, I made a relatively large purchase with my American Express Blue Cash card. The original Blue Cash…mind you I didn’t think it was particularly noteworthy, but I guess American Express did. The purchase was made close to the end ... Read More »

How to Get a $500 Opening Bonus for a Chase Checking/Savings Account and Earn a 10% Bonus on Chase Freedom Points

How to Get a $500 Opening Bonus for a Chase Checking/Savings Account and Earn a 10% Bonus on Chase Freedom Points
July 28, 2014 No Comments »

Chances are if you have a mailbox, you’ve received a lucrative offer from Chase to opening a checking and/or savings account. The bonuses vary in size from $100 to $500 from what I’ve encountered. I recently took advantage of a ... Read More »

If Your Credit Card Application Is Being Reviewed, Call the Reconsideration Line

If Your Credit Card Application Is Being Reviewed, Call the Reconsideration Line
July 24, 2014 No Comments »

Nowadays, credit card applications always seem to say something like “instant approval,” or “get a decision in just 30 seconds.” That excites you, and before you know it, you’re involuntarily filling out the form, seemingly losing control of your own ... Read More »

How the $6,500 Spending Requirement Works on the Amex Blue Cash Credit Card

How the $6,500 Spending Requirement Works on the Amex Blue Cash Credit Card
July 21, 2014 No Comments »

Recently, I wrote about how the old Blue Cash card from American Express can be a big winner, and that it’s still available, though no longer advertised. The huge caveat associated with the card is that you need to spend ... Read More »

Three Credit Cards That Offer 2% Cash Back or Double Points on Every Purchase 365 Days a Year

Three Credit Cards That Offer 2% Cash Back or Double Points on Every Purchase 365 Days a Year
July 17, 2014 No Comments »

If you’re not into the rotating bonus categories, and/or take a more casual approach to earning rebates with your credit cards, you might be interested in credit cards with bonus year-round earnings potential. So I’ve decided to single out three ... Read More »