Citi Price Rewind: Not As Simple As It Sounds

You may have seen commercials recently for “Citi Price Rewind,” a new service that aims to take the fear out of getting ripped off while shopping, once and for all. So instead of mistakenly overpaying for items, you can shop with your Citi credit card stress-free, knowing that any purchase you didn’t get the best … Continue reading “Citi Price Rewind: Not As Simple As It Sounds”

Mobile Gift Cards the Next Hottest Trend

In recent weeks, I’ve been seeing a lot of buzz about “mobile gift cards,” which as the name suggests, can be used electronically while on the go to pay for stuff. And let’s face it – standard plastic gift cards have been around for far too long, and aside from having to carry them around … Continue reading “Mobile Gift Cards the Next Hottest Trend”

Credit Monitoring Consumers Have Lower Credit Scores

At first glance, this makes perfect sense. Those that actually keep an eye on their credit scores don’t have the best credit scores around. Put simply, there’s a greater chance a consumer will choose to monitor their credit if it’s believed that it isn’t where it should be. On the other hand, if you think … Continue reading “Credit Monitoring Consumers Have Lower Credit Scores”

The MasterCard Display Card: Is This the Future?

There’s been a lot of buzz about the “MasterCard Display Card,” which debuted in Singapore this week. The technology was actually first launched in 2010, but now it’s got a serious partner, Standard Chartered Bank Singapore, per a company press release. If successful there, it probably won’t be long before the Display Card is launched … Continue reading “The MasterCard Display Card: Is This the Future?”

Are You a FICO Score High Achiever?

Uh oh…remember when a 760 FICO score was deemed sufficient to secure the best rates and terms on credit cards, auto loans, mortgages, and so on? Well, new research from credit score provider FICO might up the ante on that ideal score to shoot for. The company today revealed a new bracket of credit score … Continue reading “Are You a FICO Score High Achiever?”

Introducing the Google Credit Card: Say What?

No, it’s not a typo. And no, it’s not old news about Google getting into the business of providing credit card comparisons within their search results. This is actually a “Google credit card,” complete with their logo on the front of 3×2-odd inch rectangular piece of plastic. One that fits nicely in your wallet alongside … Continue reading “Introducing the Google Credit Card: Say What?”

More Silly Gadgets: The Credit Card Bottle Opener

Every once in a while, I like to highlight unlikely uses for credit cards, instead of focusing on their rather mundane operating nature. Sure, they can be used to purchase items you wouldn’t normally be able to afford, or to earn cash back rewards, but still, that’s not very exciting. So without further ado, I … Continue reading “More Silly Gadgets: The Credit Card Bottle Opener”

Wallaby Financial: Extreme Credit Card Rewards

Are you one of those people who obsesses over your credit card rewards, constantly trying to determine which will earn you the most points or cash back in a given situation? If so, I don’t blame you – it’s hard to keep up with the ever-changing rewards structures set up by the credit card issuers. … Continue reading “Wallaby Financial: Extreme Credit Card Rewards”

Retailers May Soon Charge Fees for Those Who Use Credit Cards

Imagine this scenario. You visit your local supermarket to pick up your groceries for the week. The total bill is around $100, and when you whip out your trusty American Express card to complete the purchase, you’re told there will be a $3 surcharge. You’re immediately outraged and begin arguing with the clerk. They calmly … Continue reading “Retailers May Soon Charge Fees for Those Who Use Credit Cards”

Are Credit Cards Going to Be Obsolete Soon?

With all the new technology being introduced to the world, one has to wonder if seemingly ancient plastic credit cards are on their way out, for good. After all, they haven’t changed a whole lot over the past couple decades. We’re still carrying around rectangular pieces of plastic in our wallets that contain 15 or … Continue reading “Are Credit Cards Going to Be Obsolete Soon?”