Alaska Airlines Credit Card Review: Make Sure You Get the Good Version!

If you fly Alaska Airlines and/or Virgin America, the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card from Bank of America might be a winner for you. After all, it comes with 30,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 within the first 90 days of account opening, and you get “Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare.” So you actually get … Continue reading “Alaska Airlines Credit Card Review: Make Sure You Get the Good Version!”

Marriott Rewards Credit Card Review: One of My Favorite Hotel Cards

If you’re in need of a break and want to stay at a nice hotel for free, look no further than the “Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card” from Chase. I took advantage of this card a couple years ago when the sign-up bonus was a handsome 100,000 Marriott Rewards points, but it’s still very attractive … Continue reading “Marriott Rewards Credit Card Review: One of My Favorite Hotel Cards”

Wells Fargo Cash Wise Card Review: Is 1.5% Cash Back Good Enough?

My wife received a mailer today from Wells Fargo, which was pitching its newer “Cash Wise Visa Card” to her. So I decided to take a look at what this credit card offers and if it’s worth applying for. My first thought was why anyone would accept a cash back rate of 1.5% when there … Continue reading “Wells Fargo Cash Wise Card Review: Is 1.5% Cash Back Good Enough?”

PayPal Cashback MasterCard Offers 2% Cash Back on All Purchases

There’s yet another 2% cash back credit card on the market, the latest being the “PayPal Cashback MasterCard” offered by PayPal and card issuer Synchrony Bank. This aligns it with the likes of Citi Double Cash and the Fidelity Visa, both of which earn two points per dollar spent on everything all year long. PayPal … Continue reading “PayPal Cashback MasterCard Offers 2% Cash Back on All Purchases”

Bank of America Luxury Credit Card Now Available!

If you haven’t noticed, the so-called luxury credit card scene is getting pretty busy. In just the past few months, we’ve seen the unveiling of both the UBS Visa Infinite and the U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve credit cards to compete with the widely popular Chase Sapphire Reserve card. We even saw American Express retool their … Continue reading “Bank of America Luxury Credit Card Now Available!”

The Final Visa Card Aims to Fix the Broken Credit Card

If you’re like me, or most people, you probably have to cut up one of your credit cards at least once a year thanks to fraud. It may have been a mass hack, or perhaps you stuck your card in a skimmer at a gas station and soon saw a transaction you didn’t recognize. This … Continue reading “The Final Visa Card Aims to Fix the Broken Credit Card”

UBS Visa Infinite Credit Card: Does It Deliver Luxury?

There’s yet another metal luxury credit card available to American consumers, the latest the UBS Visa Infinite credit card. It appears to be attempting to go toe-to-toe with Chase Sapphire Reserve, Amex Platinum, and the U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve. Yes, things are getting pretty busy at the top, which could be good news for those … Continue reading “UBS Visa Infinite Credit Card: Does It Deliver Luxury?”

U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve: Earn 3X on Travel and Mobile Wallet Purchases

The latest luxury credit card to join the fray is the “U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve card,” which is expected to be released in early May, but already has a bit of hype behind it. While U.S. Bank isn’t a major player in the credit card world, they do seem to recognize the value of getting … Continue reading “U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve: Earn 3X on Travel and Mobile Wallet Purchases”

Alliant Visa Signature Credit Card Offers 3% Cash Back First Year, 2.5% Thereafter

There’s a new 2.5% cash back credit card on the block that comes with 3% cash back on all purchases the first year. The “Alliant Visa Signature Credit Card” from the Alliant Credit Union is currently available for “select Alliant members,” but will be available to “all” come April. It’s only the second credit card … Continue reading “Alliant Visa Signature Credit Card Offers 3% Cash Back First Year, 2.5% Thereafter”

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”