Affirm Offers New Way to Pay for Those Who Don’t Like Credit Cards

A company by the name of Affirm is looking to shake up the way consumers pay for high-ticket items they would normally just charge to a credit card. Instead of swiping or dipping, individuals can get real-time financing for purchases during the checkout process. How Affirm Works For example, if a certain Millennial (I didn’t … Continue reading “Affirm Offers New Way to Pay for Those Who Don’t Like Credit Cards”

American Express Platinum Now Earns 5X on Airfare

In an effort to fend off the up and coming (or perhaps already top dog) Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card, American Express Platinum will now offer 5X Membership Rewards points on airfare. Specifically, you can earn 5X MR points on airfare booked directly with airlines and through American Express Travel. Previously, Amex Platinum only offered … Continue reading “American Express Platinum Now Earns 5X on Airfare”

American Express Offering 10% Cash Back on Gas All Summer Long

We’ve all seen the rotating 5% cash back categories that often include gas stations, but how about 10% cash back instead? Well, when I logged onto one of my Amex accounts this morning I was greeted by a surprising offer. A full 10% cash back on gas all summer long. Specifically, you can earn up … Continue reading “American Express Offering 10% Cash Back on Gas All Summer Long”

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

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 a dummy, especially as a credit card blogger that should know better. It’s a sense … Continue reading “Chip Cards Are Super Slow and Now Visa Is Trying to Fix That”

Fidelity Amex Switching to US Bank Issued Visa Credit Card

For those who hold the quite lucrative Fidelity Amex credit card, changes are a coming. Starting in July of this year, existing customers will have their FIA Card Services (a Bank of America company) issued Fidelity Amex replaced with a U.S. Bank-issued Visa credit card. In short, this means you won’t have the perks of … Continue reading “Fidelity Amex Switching to US Bank Issued Visa Credit Card”

Chase Offering 10% Cash Back at Amazon with Freedom Card

Chase just delivered an early Christmas (or any other holiday) present to its Freedom cardholders. From November 23rd until December 31st, 2015, you’ll earn double the amount of promotional cash back when shopping at Amazon with your Chase Freedom card. In fact, they’re doubling the fourth quarter rotating category in its entirety, meaning you’ll earn … Continue reading “Chase Offering 10% Cash Back at Amazon with Freedom Card”

Amex Small Business Saturday Statement Credits Targeted This Year

Over the past few years, American Express has been extremely generous in handing out statement credits for shopping small, otherwise known as swiping your Amex at non-corporate local businesses. In fact, last year they gave enrolled cardmembers 3 $10 statement credits per American Express credit card when spending $10. In other words, you could earn … Continue reading “Amex Small Business Saturday Statement Credits Targeted This Year”

Costco Anywhere Visa: Details of New Citi Costco Credit Cards Emerge

Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi It was revealed earlier this year that Costco was ditching American Express in favor of Citi after the pair was unable to renew their longstanding contract. So come next spring, you’ll be swiping with a Citi-based Visa credit card at Costco, not your current Amex. The name of the … Continue reading “Costco Anywhere Visa: Details of New Citi Costco Credit Cards Emerge”

Soon You’ll Be Able to Use Nearly Anything to Pay Instead of a Credit Card

The plastic credit card is definitely under attack. While they’re not quite obsolete yet, they’re definitely endangered despite their continued ubiquity. The advent of ApplePay and many subsequent challengers means fewer and fewer people will actually pull out their physical credit cards when it comes time to pay. In a few short years I doubt … Continue reading “Soon You’ll Be Able to Use Nearly Anything to Pay Instead of a Credit Card”

Get $20 Off Your Cable and Cell Phone Bills with Amex Offers

I love American Express for a number of reasons, but they’ve really stepped up their game over the past year and change with their ever-growing stable of Amex Offers. I’ve saved lots of money on all types of stuff thanks to Amex Offers, including $50 off a recent airline purchase, $15 off at Walmart, and … Continue reading “Get $20 Off Your Cable and Cell Phone Bills with Amex Offers”