Credit Cards

Earn Shiploads Of United Miles Renting Cars From Hertz

I don’t rent cars all that often, but when I do, I like do earn shiploads of miles. Like enough miles that the car rental ends up being practically …

Airlines

Rewards Credit Cards Don't Always Pay Off, But Here's When They Do

Every January for the past 10 years, my husband has taken a guys’ trip to Alabama for a charity event, using his rewards points for his flights. Since the plane ticket is about half the total expense of the trip, using points makes the vacation more affordable. In fact, over the past decade, he’s …

Personal Finance

Extreme Stacking Amazon.com: Points and Huge Discounts

It’s possible to earn up to 11X rewards with a 15% discount, or up to 4X rewards with a 32% discount at Amazon.com. Here’s how… I don’t know about …

Personal Finance

Amex EveryDay Preferred Card Vs. Blue Cash Preferred Card - Which Is Better?

Reader <b>Hello</b> asked the following question on a recent post:<p>Would anyone have advice on how to decide between this card (AMEX EveryDay Preferred) and …

Personal Finance

7 Ways to Avoid Credit Card Debt

You don't want to opt into full automatic payments, and then accidentally overdraw your account because you forgot your payment was going …

Personal Finance

The New World of Hyatt - What To Expect

• Achieve rewards faster with 20% Bonus Points when choosing to earn points on eligible charges<br>• Receive 4 Club lounge access awards redeemable at …

Personal Finance

Use This Deal to Save At Least 10% on Southwest Tickets

As I wrote last week, it is possible to save anywhere from 8 – 13% on Southwest tickets using gift cards. Well, that deal is over but the new deal is …

Personal Finance

Up to a 80% Bonus When You Buy United Miles

Earning airline miles using the traditional method (actually flying) is just one option for growing your account balance. While it’s increasingly …

Airlines

Credit card spending in Taiwan hits record high in January

Credit card spending in Taiwan in January was the highest for that month in recent years, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) said, citing the …

Taiwan

Travel Tip: Do Not Pay with Credit Card on the Street!

I know – in the age of cashless transactions and easy peer-to-peer payments, it is much easier to just forget the cash and swipe the card. But, even …

Personal Finance

Don’t “like” these popular Facebook posts. They may actually be a dangerous scam.

It’s not an uncommon sight as you’re scrolling through your Facebook news feed: a friend shares a heartbreaking photo, accompanied by a post that …

Facebook

The latest way fraudsters are abusing personal information

According to a 2016 report from the security firm ThreatMetrix, identity thieves are working a new seam in the identity theft gold mine: online lending. There is an increase in attacks against providers of alternative lending products.<p>The reason online lenders have attracted this unwanted attention …

Credit Card Fraud

A Very Real, Very Negative Consequence Of Basic Economy Fares

There’s been a lot of ink spilled about the new Basic Economy fares that American Airlines and United are in the process of rolling out. Delta is …

Airlines

Southwest Cracking Down on Duplicate Reservations - But Still No Change or Award Redeposit Fees

Southwest points are great to have around because there are no change fees on award tickets, no redeposit fees. So you can make speculative bookings …

Airlines

4 credit card trends for 2017 and what they mean for you

In 2016, high-end credit cards attracted a lot of attention with generous rewards and perks. But this year, issuers are going back to basics — and perhaps charging you more in the process. Here are four credit card industry trends taking shape for 2017.<p>1. More bread-and-butter rewards<p>Instead of …

Personal Finance

Caregiver accused of stealing thousands from seniors in credit card fraud

New<p>Montreal police asking people who believe they may be victims to come forward<p>Krystal Jasmine Bullock, 21, is accused of defrauding two seniors. …

Credit Card Fraud

Which hotel credit card stays in your wallet?

While we have seen some exciting 100,000 point sign up bonuses on cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve and the Amex Business Platinum, there is one …

Personal Finance

This Week In Credit Card News: Costco's Card Switch Has Paid Off; Beware Of Healthcare Data Breaches

<i>Costco’s Big Credit Card Bet Has Paid Off</i><p>Costco made a move in June 2016 that could have caused a massive disruption in its business. The company completed a plan to drop American Express and replace it with the Costco Anywhere Visa Card from Citi. It was a big risk by the company because it wasn’t …

Personal Finance

World’s most expensive credit card

<i>In the interest of full disclosure, Monkey Miles earns compensation through affiliate links and referrals. You do not have to use them, but we</i> …

Personal Finance

Possible Reasons My Credit Card Was Declined at the Apple Store

The card got damaged when I walked into a plate-glass wall.<p>Ordering a replacement plate-glass wall was flagged as suspicious activity.<p>I only saw the Ashton Kutcher Steve Jobs movie.<p>I didn’t want to shop on an empty stomach, so I spent five thousand dollars at Whole Foods on a crouton to snack on …

Humor

A Complete Guide To Air Miles Reward Miles

Companies Using<p>Bonuses<p>Yes<p>Expiration<p>None<p>Fee<p>None<p>Rewards<p>Travel, gift cards, gift certs, products, etc.<p>Rate Of Return<p>~2.5% but varies …

Personal Finance

Save Money and Earn 4x Fuel Points on Gift Cards!

Through Sunday (2/26/17) you can earn 4x Fuel Points on eligible gift card purchases at the Kroger family of grocery stores (ie not on variable load …

Personal Finance

100,000 Delta SkyMiles Possible on two cards during LTO ending 4/5 - 2017! - Renés Points

Delta sent me a very nice e-mail the other day and it confirms what I have been preaching for a long time – that is, flying is one of the worst ways …

Airlines

3 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Second Credit Card

There's something to be said about loyalty when it comes to family and friends. When it comes to credit cards, however, there's not much to be said …

Personal Finance

World Of Hyatt May Encourage You To Stay Somewhere Else

Hyatt is scrapping their Gold Passport program in favor of World of Hyatt starting on March 1. The new program has a few changes that you might like, …

Hotels

The Morning Shave: Most Expensive Credit Card, Hyatt Surprise, Airport Dog Poop

Welcome to The Morning Shave. We read a ton of travel articles each day for our personal research and to share the best travel tips and tricks with …

Personal Finance

10 Best Credit Card Offers For February

Every month I make a post with what I consider to be the best credit card sign-up bonuses of the month.<p>While there are several excellent long …

Personal Finance

Have Sippy Will Travel

Traveling is a sheer pleasure and divine experience to see different phases and styles of humanity. It is when you travel you see things which aren’t …

Travel

Delta's New Sky Clubs in Minneapolis and Newark - Points Miles & Martinis

Delta has unveilied <b>two additional lounge renovations at for their Sky Clubs</b> at Newark (EWR) and Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) enhancing their Sky Club …

Airlines

Former IMF head sentenced for credit card fraud

A former head of the IMF has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for misusing company credit cards at a Spanish bank he chaired for two years before its state bailout in 2012.<p>Rodrigo Rato denied any wrongdoing. He claimed the expenses he accrued on the Bankia credit card were …

Credit Card Fraud