When using a credit card or debit card outside the U.S., always choose to transact in the local currency and reject the U.S. dollar amount.
Set Up Autopay On Bank of America Credit Card
Setting up autopay on Bank of America credit card can be tricky to figure out. Here’s an unadvertised way to do it.
Credit Card Benefits: Purchase Security vs Purchase Protection
Your credit card may come with Purchase Security or Purchase Protection benefit. They sound similar but one is better than the other.
The Best Visa Card To Use At Costco Is Not The Costco Visa
The best Visa card to use at Costco is not the Costco Visa. It’s the Bank of America Cash Rewards card with the Preferred Rewards program at the 75% bonus tier.
Proactively Protect Your Account Against Fraud
Consumers should play an active role in protecting themselves against fraud.
Card-Linked Offers: AmEx Offers and BankAmeriDeals
Card-linked offers such as AmEx Offers and BankAmeriDeals provide savings opportunities. Here’s the best way to use them.
Grandfathered Priceline Rewards Card: 3.33% Rewards On Everything
If you have a grandfathered Priceline Rewards Visa card and you use Priceline NYOP or Express Deals once in a while, you earn 3.33% rewards on everything.
Anatomy Of A Co-Branded Credit Card
General structure of a co-branded credit card relationship between the program sponsor and the issuing bank.
Bank of America Travel Rewards Visa: Better Than Fidelity AmEx Or Citi Double Cash
$100k at Merrill Edge gives you a Bank of America Travel Rewards Visa card that pays 2.625% rewards on every purchase. With more rewards and no foreign transaction fee, it’s better than Fidelity AmEx or Citi Double Cash card.
World MasterCard Price Protection Refunds the Difference If You See a Lower Price
When you get a new credit card, you usually also receive a small brochure describing the various benefits your new card offers. Most of the benefits are common: rental car coverage, protection against loss or damage of a new purchase within the first X days, extended warranty, travel accident insurance, etc. Don’t just throw away […]
Don’t Be Afraid To Switch
My home Internet service deal expired. The rate jumped to $46 a month just for Internet. Like in most places in the country, two companies control the market: the monopoly phone company and the monopoly cable company. I’m not fond of either. Everybody knows you are supposed to call them, pretend to cancel, and get […]
Can You File An Extended Warranty Claim After A Credit Card Is Closed?
My Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS running watch broke. It keeps resetting at random times. I refreshed the firmware. It didn’t help. Raindrops got into it some time ago. That probably messed up something. I bought the watch in July 2011. The manufacturer has a 1-year warranty. I paid with my Starwood American Express card, which […]