What Does a Negative Balance on Your Credit Card Mean?
Posted 1 month ago by Amy

Everything You Need to Know About a Negative Credit Card Balance Don’t panic — there are a few reasons why your balance may show as negative, but at the end of the day, it’s most likely a good thing for you. Here’s why… [toc] How is My Credit Card Balance Calculated? A credit card balance […]

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47 Ways to Easily Meet Your Minimum Spend Requirements in 2019
Posted 1 month ago by Dan

Don’t be that friend who missed out on a sweet sign-up bonus! So, you’ve got your shiny new rewards credit cards and are anxiously awaiting some nice sign-up bonuses that you can use to book a sweet award ticket in first class to [insert awesome destination] where you’ll be staying at [insert 5-star hotel] while […]

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IndiGo A320 Seat Plus XL Review in 14 photos
Posted 2 months ago by Dan

So far it’s my favorite LCC in India! Based on some of the posts on this blog, you might think all we do is fly first and business class on longhaul flights all day, ignoring what goes on behind the curtain and what is obviously the largest air travel market by passenger volume: short haul […]

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LATAM Economy Review, 767-300
Posted 2 months ago by Dan

Nice way to hit the business class “reset button.” I will be the first to admit that I have a distinct preference for flying my long-haul flights in a premium cabin of some kind, even if it’s only premium economy, and even then I try to get upgraded. Given that I’m pretty good at managing/earning […]

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[Review] Air Canada Business Class, 777-300ER PEK to YVR
Posted 3 months ago by Dan

Back on AC, this time in busines class I went to University in Montreal, so I am no stranger to Air Canada. But back then, on a student’s budget and having yet to discover the amazing world of credit card rewards, international business class was the last place you’d find me – more likely in the […]

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How to Fall Asleep on an Airplane
Posted 3 months ago by Amy

Planes are only getting more and more cramped, but fear not! Obviously, if you can swing it, the best way to sleep on a plane is to score a lie-flat bed. More and more airlines are offering first-class and business passengers lie-flat seats and spacious suites — I mean, that’s why we’re all about the […]

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In-flight Review: Alaska Airlines New Premium Class (Premium Economy) 2019
Posted 3 months ago by Dan

Noticeably more legroom, early boarding, free cocktails; and…?? A while back I wrote about the official introduction of Alaska’s new premium economy offering called Premium Class. I detailed what that means for Alaska flyers in terms of upgrades etc. in that post, so I won’t rehash that here, but I will share my thoughts on […]

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The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards for 2019
Posted 4 months ago by Dan

These are the top picks from our team of points pros Not all rewards credit cards are one-size-fits-all, and indeed there is no one perfect card for the aspiring world traveler, but choosing one or more cards from our top 10 list will surely get you closer to your travel goals, whether it’s a first […]

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How to get the most out of your Amazon & Whole Foods purchases
Posted 5 months ago by Dan

Odds are you shop on Amazon… So, we thought we’d pull together a few tips on maximizing rewards and cash back while making purchases on the ecommerce beheomth, which seems to have just about everything you could ever imagine buying for sale… [toc] 1. Score Big Rewards with an Amazon Credit Card If you make […]

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How to Maximize Your Rewards Even After the Intro APR and Sign-Up Bonus Is Over
Posted 1 year ago by Amy

Never. Stop. Earning. Points. So you’ve earned your sign-up bonus, enjoyed your introductory 0% interest rate, and had your annual fee waived the first year. Now what? The honeymoon phase with your new credit card doesn’t have to end after the first year. Read on to learn how to enjoy your card to the fullest, […]

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Best Travel Rewards Cards for Small Businesses
Posted 1 year ago by Amy

These are the top picks from our team of rewards pros Business cards can help you establish business credit, finance purchases to grow your business, earn rewards, and enjoy travel perks. But if your small business has modest spending and travel needs, you probably don’t want to pay a premium on a fancy travel card […]

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Best Cash Rewards Credit Cards for Small Businesses
Posted 1 year ago by Amy

Cash is King Cashback business cards can help you establish business credit, manage cash flow, finance purchases, and earn cash back to help grow your business. But if your monthly small business expenses are less than $1,500 a month, you probably don’t want to pay $450 for a premium card with high spending thresholds. Instead, […]

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When to Keep and When to Close a Credit Card
Posted 1 year ago by Amy

To close or not to close? Here’s what to consider If you haven’t used a credit card in a while and have transferred or paid off its balance, you may be tempted to close it. However, automatically closing it might not be a good idea because it could still be helping your credit score. [toc] […]

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[Review] Delta One Business Class A330, PEK to SEA
Posted 1 year ago by Dan

Hands down Delta’s second best business class product, after the flagship suites. Hopping between Asia and the US, you’d think I wouldn’t hesitate to throw some points down for a tier 1 airline like Singapore’s A380 business class, ANA, JAL, Cathay, or even Korean, but sometimes you just don’t have the luxury of time (or […]

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[Review] Delta One Business Class, 767-300 SEA to ATL
Posted 1 year ago by Dan

Either these seats go, or I go… I’m torn. This was my first ever business class product several years ago when I redeemed some American Express points that I transferred to Delta for a flight to LHR out of DTW. I’m not the first and I won’t be the last person to say that once you […]

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Are Credit Card Rewards Taxable Income?
Posted 1 year ago by Amy

Bottom Line: Whether a credit card reward is taxable depends on whether the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the reward to be a rebate or an award. When a Reward is Not Taxable Generally, when you earn a reward by making a financial transaction such as a purchase, the reward is considered a rebate or […]

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