Credit Cards

How Many Credit Cards Should You Have?

Every month, Americans collectively make billions of credit card transactions, and that number is climbing rapidly. Credit cards are more secure than cash, they offer rewards for using them, and they allow you forego payment for a few extra days (or months).<p>But how many credit cards should you have …

Personal Finance

Honest Ad Revealing Why Credit Cards Are a Scam

On an amusing episode of Cracked‘s <i>Honest Ads</i> series, businessman Roger Horton (Jack Hunter) stars in a commercial that ultimately reveals why credit …

FinTech

Burglary Victims

PHOENIX, AZ—The Phoenix Division of the FBI is conducting an investigation into the activities of the now closed Mamma Mia’s Pizza restaurants …

Credit Card Fraud

RBS chief McEwan warns on interest-free credit cards

Royal Bank of Scotland’s chief executive has warned of the risks of<br>interest-free credit cards as regulators intensify their clampdown on<br>the …

Banking

More Homeowners Pay for Repairs With Credit Cards

Maybe those credit-card rewards—airline miles, concert tickets, a new laptop—are just too tempting.<p>A recent survey found that almost one-third of …

Personal Finance

Russian Hacker Receives Record 27 Year Jail Sentence in USA

Roman Seleznev has been sentenced to serve 27 years behind bars for stealing and selling millions of credit card numbers.<p>Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, a Russian hacker also know by the hacker handles "Track2," "NCUX," and "Bulba," was sentenced on Friday by U.S. District Judge Richard Jones to serve …

Crime

Club Carlson $165 stay earns over 20K points to June 30

Club Carlson offers triple points (60 points/$1), plus 5,000 bonus points for each Sunday or Monday night stay through June 30, 2017. Plus, a one …

Hotels

The Chase fans have seemingly forced Rylan Clark-Neal to quit Twitter

"Getting a bit ridiculous now. Just doing my job."<p><i>The Chase</i> fans have seemingly forced Rylan Clark-Neal to quit Twitter while their abuse dies …

TV

The biggest types of credit card fraud in South Africa

South Africans have lost almost R4.5 billion to credit and debit card fraud since 2010, the latest fraud data from Sabric shows.<p>In 2016, gross losses …

Credit Card Fraud

Credit Card Survival Knife: 2-Pack | Popular Mechanics

No, bigger is not better when it comes to knives. Case in point: this credit card folding knife, designed to be supremely easy to carry and a breeze to use when needed. This miniature blade folds into a convenient, credit card sized package and is machined out of durable stainless steel that will …

My Replacement Southwest Drink Vouchers Arrived 3 Years Later....

Back in November 2013, <b>I wrote about a class action lawsuit that was brought against Southwest Airlines</b> seeking damages related to of all things, …

Airlines

Scammers Buy Stuff With Your Card, Then Trick You Into ‘Returning’ Items To Them

Because there is apparently no limit to the amount of effort someone will put in to being dishonest, scammers are constantly evolving their tricks. …

Identity Theft

Free rewards: More fee-free dollars from Plastiq with new referral bonuses

We have written extensively about Plastiq.com, a website that allows you to use a credit card to pay bills that must normally be paid by check. …

Personal Finance

IHG PointBreaks Live - Book 100 Hotels for 5,000 Points ($23 Per Night)

The list of IHG PointBreaks hotels is now live and available to book! You can see the <b>full list at this post here</b>.<p>IHG PointsBreaks Live – 100 Hotels …

Hotels

30+ Creatively Nerdy Protest Signs From the Global March for Science

On Saturday, April 22, thousands of people gathered to advocate for science. Coinciding with Earth Day, the March for Science was held in Washington, D.C. and featured speakers and protesters who voiced their concerns for President Trump’s stances on issues like climate change, as well as his …

March for Science

New Amex Offers at Hotels.com, Blue Apron, and More!

Amex Offers are a great way to save money or earn extra points on purchases you make with your Amex cards. You never know when good Amex Offers will …

H&M

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 1: comparing sign-up bonuses)

<b>What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?</b> This is not as easy an answer as you might think and beginners to this hobby may not be aware …

Frequent-flyer Programs

That Was Quick - Approved For The BA Visa Card!

A few days ago I applied for the <b>British Airways Visa Signature® Card</b>. At the moment the card has a nice limited time sign-up bonus offering …

Airlines

POP Video of Cathay Pacific’s The Wing Cabana

<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> …

Airlines

Amex Is Slowing Down How Quickly The 50% Points Rebate Posts

One of my favorite new uses of transferrable points is Amex’s 50% refund on “Pay With Points” bookings. Last October we learned about some major …

Airlines

Why Open a Credit Card Before Graduating College? - Points Miles & Martinis

Using a credit card is the only way to build up a credit history and a credit score. Using a debit card does not build credit – as a debit card is …

Frequent-flyer Programs

The difference between "points" points and "cash" points (and why it's important)

This topic may be a bit of a beginner’s post, but it still comes up quite a lot whenever I am talking to people about miles and points, whether …

Complete guide to the Southwest Companion Pass

The Southwest Companion pass is undoubtedly the most valuable companion ticket benefit of any airline program. The key value lies in the fact that …

Airlines

20% Bonus on Hotel Program Transfers to Etihad Guest

Etihad is one of the top airlines in the world for passenger experience. They offer a great connecting point in Abu Dhabi for travel to India and the …

Airlines

Russian Gets Longest U.S. Hacking Sentence Ever

A Russian hacker specializing in stolen credit card numbers has been sentenced in Seattle to 27 years in prison. Roman Seleznev, also known as …

Credit Card Fraud

The Theft-Resistant Backpack That’s Going to Change How You Travel

Locking up your valuable in a hotel safe when you travel is all well and good—but how about the stuff you’re carrying on you at all times, like cash, …

Travel

Credit Card Data Stolen from over 1,000 IHG Hotels

Blog<p>CBC reported that InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) said credit card information of their guests may have been stolen last year at thousands of …

Credit Card Fraud

SPG Gold and Platinum Challenge, Delta Expands Cuba Service - Points Miles & Martinis

<b>Martini Review of the Week:</b><p>It’s Saturday and it’s time for the Martini Review of the Week. Take a look at this week’s top news, deals, and reviews …

Airlines

$15 Off UberPool Ride Promo New York & NJ!

If you still haven’t tried Uber yet, <b>you can get a $20 credit on your first ride when you sign up here.</b> Then log into your account and enter in the …

Uber

Russian Hacker Roman Seleznev’s Lawyer Blames ‘Politics’ for Sentence

A Russian super-hacker who is the son of a prominent politician was sentenced Friday to 27 years in federal prison for stealing and selling U.S. credit card numbers — and his defense lawyer blamed "politics" for the harsh penalty.<p>Roman Seleznev, 32, was convicted of a massive cyberattack scheme …

Security