All posts by Colin Robertson

Chip Cards Are Super Slow and Now Visa Is Trying to Fix That

Chip Cards Are Super Slow and Now Visa Is Trying to Fix That
April 21, 2016

If you’ve used a credit card lately, you’ve likely made the mistake of trying to swipe it (even though it has a magnetic stripe) because it also contains an EMV chip. I do it all the time and feel like ... Read More »

How to Find Hidden Citi Credit Card Cash Back Offers

How to Find Hidden Citi Credit Card Cash Back Offers
April 19, 2016

So Citi finally started offering cash back deals with select merchants you may visit, but they sure aren’t making them easy to find. For example, those with an American Express card know where to find Amex Offers. They’re right there ... Read More »

Blispay Visa Offers No Interest and No Payments on Purchases Over $199 for 6 Months

Blispay Visa Offers No Interest and No Payments on Purchases Over $199 for 6 Months
April 5, 2016

The new “Blispay Visa Card,” issued by First Electronic Bank out of Utah, wants to completely change the credit card game. And yes, there’s only one “S” in their name, it’s not a typo. It’s a somewhat odd proposal but ... Read More »

Two New Charles Schwab Credit Cards from American Express Now Available

Two New Charles Schwab Credit Cards from American Express Now Available
March 31, 2016

Are You an Existing Schwab Customer? Charles Schwab just released two new credit cards backed by American Express. If you have an eligible Charles Schwab brokerage account, you can apply for their new American Express co-branded credit cards. But before ... Read More »

Chase Freedom Unlimited 1.5% Cash Back on Every Purchase

Chase Freedom Unlimited 1.5% Cash Back on Every Purchase
March 2, 2016

Chase Freedom Unlimited Cash Back In an effort to match products offered by rival credit card issuers, Chase is launching “Freedom Unlimited” to compete in the 1.5% cash back space. This will complement their existing Chase Freedom card, not replace ... Read More »

I Netted About $1,600 with Discover and Apple Pay

I Netted About $1,600 with Discover and Apple Pay
February 8, 2016

When the Apple Pay and Discover promotion first surfaced I got super excited. It was a chance to earn 23% cash back on virtually all shopping for a limited time. If you don’t remember or happened to miss it, the ... Read More »

Can You Can Add Someone as an Authorized User Who Already Has the Same Credit Card?

Can You Can Add Someone as an Authorized User Who Already Has the Same Credit Card?
February 2, 2016

There are a variety of reasons why a credit cardholder would want to add an authorized user. For some, it’s a means to a better credit score thanks to the piggybacking that takes place if the person authorizing the user ... Read More »

How to Get an Amex Credit Card Without a FICO Score

How to Get an Amex Credit Card Without a FICO Score
January 21, 2016

If you know anything about American Express, you know they require excellent credit to get approved for their credit and charge cards. They are perceived as a top-tier credit card issuer so only the best applicants can typically apply and ... Read More »

Barclaycard Launches Luxury Card: 2% Value When Points Redeemed for Cash Back

Barclaycard Launches Luxury Card: 2% Value When Points Redeemed for Cash Back
January 13, 2016

Barclaycard has released three new credit cards under the umbrella brand “Luxury Card.” They are, it seems, aimed at the high-end of the credit card market. Why do I think that? Because the word “luxury” is part of it. Oh, ... Read More »