Uber Credit Card Review: 4% Cash Back on Dining, 3% on Travel, 2% on Uber

Update: It has now been confirmed that an Uber credit card is being released on November 2nd, 2017 by Barclaycard, per Uber themselves. We now have all the important details on the exciting new Uber Visa Card, including some tasty bonus categories and a sign-up bonus. Below is my review of the new Uber credit … Continue reading “Uber Credit Card Review: 4% Cash Back on Dining, 3% on Travel, 2% on Uber”

Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. Amex Platinum: Why It May Be a Toss-Up Now

You may have heard that the Amex Platinum underwent some major changes recently. If you haven’t, the biggest takeaways are the higher annual fee and the Uber credit. Amex Platinum will no longer charge cardholders $450 per year for the privilege of holding the card. Instead, they’ll have to fork over $550 every 365 days … Continue reading “Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. Amex Platinum: Why It May Be a Toss-Up Now”

You Can’t Unsubscribe from All Credit Sesame Emails

File this one under annoying, bizarre, and perhaps a little backwards. And that’s being friendly. I am a member of Credit Sesame, a helpful service that provides you with a free credit score and some level of credit monitoring. It’s pretty similar to Credit Karma, though the latter is more robust when it comes to … Continue reading “You Can’t Unsubscribe from All Credit Sesame Emails”

The Chase Marriott 150,000 Point Bonus Isn’t as Good as It Looks

You may have seen ads for a 150,000-point bonus on the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier credit card lately. That sounds like the best bonus ever offered on the card and one that can’t be missed. It’s well above the 100k offers seen in the past and the current 80k bonus. Heck, 150,000 Marriott points is … Continue reading “The Chase Marriott 150,000 Point Bonus Isn’t as Good as It Looks”

Just a Few More Days to Snag a Credit Card Triple Dip

Ever heard of a “credit card triple dip?” While it might take on several meanings, the one I’m referring to takes advantage of calendar-year benefits. What Is a Credit Card Triple Dip? In a nutshell, you can get up to three calendar year benefits while paying only a single annual fee. For example, the Chase … Continue reading “Just a Few More Days to Snag a Credit Card Triple Dip”

Another Trick to Get Approved for Chase Credit Cards Beyond 5/24

There’s yet another trick to get past that pesky 5/24 rule at Chase, this according to a Reddit post. The way it works is actually pretty simple, though it does require a visit (or two) to a Chase banking branch in order to get the job done. You also have to be an existing Chase … Continue reading “Another Trick to Get Approved for Chase Credit Cards Beyond 5/24”

Should I Add an Authorized User to My Credit Card Account?

Credit card Q&A: “Should I add an authorized user to my credit card account?” These days, credit card companies are constantly urging us to add an authorized user. In fact, they’re even incentivizing us to do, offering 5,000 bonus points in many cases. For example, Chase Sapphire Preferred card holders can get an additional 5,000 … Continue reading “Should I Add an Authorized User to My Credit Card Account?”

Credit Karma Wants to Do Your Taxes, for Free

Most folks have heard of Credit Karma, the free credit score website. They basically killed off those other free credit score websites by providing a free credit score (and credit report) without the need for your credit card info. It revolutionized the credit scoring game. Well, now they want to do the same thing with…your … Continue reading “Credit Karma Wants to Do Your Taxes, for Free”

This Is Why Credit Card Issuers Give You 100k Bonus Points

Ever wonder why credit card issuers are so generous? You know, offering you 100,000 points simply for spending $4,000? If we do the math, they’re giving you over $1,000 in exchange for a much smaller annual fee, say $450. That’s less than half the cost. A smart consumer could go out and spend $4,000, pay … Continue reading “This Is Why Credit Card Issuers Give You 100k Bonus Points”

Credit Card Issuers Really Want Us to Redeem Our Points for Gift Cards

I’ve noticed something lately. Credit card issuers really want you (and me) to use your valuable credit card points for things that are not so invaluable. For instance, I receive e-mails all the time urging me to redeem my lucrative credit card rewards for gift cards. Gift cards? Seriously? Why would I want a gift … Continue reading “Credit Card Issuers Really Want Us to Redeem Our Points for Gift Cards”