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How good does it feel when someone you barely know remembers your name? And how bad do you feel when you forget their name? Never forget again. Learn the 23 tricks to remembering someone's name here.

American Express Platinum vs Visa Black vs Citi Prestige

Congratulations you, the frequent traveler, on graduating to the next level of travel rewards cards. Since airports have basically become your second home, you’ve decided to get the most out of them by joining the elite club of premium cardholders. These cards promise plenty of perks, as long as you’re willing to pay hundreds of dollars a year in annual fees. Yes, being a premium cardholder will cost you, but if you pick the right card, then the benefits will be worth it.

There’s a lot a talk about smart chip credit cards. Do you need to ask your credit card issuer to upgrade your card? We explain what these cards are in simple terms.

A few simple changes to your driving and gas-purchasing habits can improve your mileage per gallon and reduce the amount you have to spend on gas each week.

Lost Wallet: What To Do

If you have ever lost your wallet or purse before, you know the headache that comes with this simple misstep. First, you have to dig up all of the account information for the cards you *think* were in your wallet. Next, you contact each creditor to explain the situation. And then you wait nervously for the fallout that can happen when your information falls into the wrong hands.



New Tips for Travelers

    IHG Review: Is This Hotel Credit Card Good in 2015?

    July 20, 2015 - By Leah Norris - Reviews for IHG Credit Card
    If you travel, there’s a good chance you've found yourself at one of IHG’s 4,900 properties worldwide at some point. The IHG Rewards Club Select credit card’s promise of big savings on hotel stays is tempting, but is it worth the $49 annual fee?

    Study: Credit Cards for International Travel 2015

    July 20, 2015 - Deals for Travel
    When you travel outside of the country, paying by credit card gets a bit complicated. Many cards charge a foreign transaction fee that adds about 3% to every one of your purchases. If you travel internationally often, these fees really start to add up.

    Danger: 23 Speeding Statistics and Facts

    July 18, 2015 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Gas
    Is that really the average cost of a speeding ticket? Read on for 23 head-spinning speeding facts and statistics, including how many traffic tickets are issued each day.

    23 Reasons Why High Gas Prices are Good

    July 1, 2015 - By Rebecca Lake - Tips for Gas
    High gas prices could save your life. We found 23 positive ways the higher price at the pump can actually benefit all of us.

    Best Time to Buy a Truck

    June 24, 2015 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Gas
    In the minds of auto dealers, it’s always now or never when it comes to the best time to buy a truck. But the truth is, there are indeed certain times of the year when it’s better than other times to get your new wheels. Time it right and you’ll drive away with savings.

    Best Hotel Credit Cards for Free Nights, 2015

    June 23, 2015 - By Ross Frasier - Reviews for Hotel
    View list of hotel credit card promotions. Read on for the best hotel rewards program with free nights.

    Best Time to Buy Luggage

    June 10, 2015 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Best Luggage
    As you plan your next vacation — or at least begin the fantasizing process over those warm beaches or smooth, snowy slopes — also plan for when you buy your bags. They can be pricey, especially if you’re a slave to the brand names and matching sets. But if you plan it just right, you can get a nice deal and perhaps save some money that you can use toward your trip.

    3 Mistakes People Make with Their Travel Credit Card

    June 8, 2015 - Tips for Travel
    A travel credit card can be your next BFF (a loyal, rewarding one) or it can become an frenemy, by making you feel guilty that you're not using all of its benefits. There are many mistakes you can make along the way — starting with choosing one that isn't right for you — that can be an annoyance or even costly.
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    Beginner's Guide to AMEX Platinum Benefits

    June 3, 2015 - By Rebecca Lake - Reviews for Amex Platinum
    There is no point paying the $450 annual fee for the American Express Platinum Card UNLESS you know the benefits are worth it. Read this in-depth guide to help you decide.

    Best Time to Buy International Flights

    June 3, 2015 - By Allison Martin - Tips for Airline
    Searching for a cheap international flight? Be prepared for the wild goose chase that may lie ahead. Even if you purchase a ticket as soon as it becomes available, you may be stricken with disappointment when you see the fare drop tremendously before the flight takes off.

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Our Review: If you want to earn 2x miles with all purchases and have the flexibility to redeem miles toward any airline purchase, consider the Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard. The $89 annual fee card lets you earn miles quickly with no mileage caps. In addition, a 40,000 bonus mile offer makes this card an attractive choice... Read full review
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0% for 12 months (must be completed within first forty-five days of account opening)
15.99% or 19.99%* Variable
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