The top 4 credit cards for tech professionals (and why you need one)
As tech professionals, very often you ARE your own business. Whether you're a consultant, freelance developer or content provider or perhaps you run a small business that helps connect those people in the tech industry, you know that working in the tech world comes with a unique set of business needs and expenses. You benefit [...]
Waived annual fees, zero interest and more credit card perks for active-duty military
ABOUT SCRA | 4 ADDITIONAL BENEFITS | REQUESTING BENEFITS | TOP CREDIT CARDS
As a way to say "thank you," both the country and credit card companies offer special benefits for active-duty military members and, in some cases, their spouses.
No matter your credit card, active-duty military members and their spouses are eligible for benefits related to [...]
Steps for getting a credit card for foreign students, immigrants, H-1B visa holders
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FIRST STEP: FIND AN AMERICAN BANK
SECOND STEP: FIND A JOB
THIRD STEP: GET A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
NOW, CAN I GET A CREDIT CARD?
AMERICAN CREDIT SCORES AND CREDIT HISTORIES VS. OTHER COUNTRIES' SYSYTEMS
THE SECURED CREDIT CARD OPTION
OTHER OPTIONS FOR BUILDING CREDIT
If you're looking to apply for a credit card, you probably [...]
3 reasons you need more than one credit card
Your credit card is lonely. And, more importantly, your rewards probably aren't racking up as quickly as they could be or working for you as hard as they should be.
Maybe you've heard that you should have more than one credit card in your wallet or, conversely, maybe you've heard that one credit card is all [...]
How do credit card issuers define 'travel'?
This is about the time of year when everyone starts thinking about redeeming travel rewards. That is, it's cold outside, and you want to go somewhere warm. If you are somewhere warm, you're probably thinking this might be a good time to find the white stuff and pull out the skis. Whatever your rationale, if [...]
Age-by-age guide to teaching kids about money
If you're a parent who has ever made any questionable financial decisions, like buying a car you really couldn't afford, you've promised yourself - my kids are not going to make the same mistakes.
But your kids probably aren't listening to you now when you tell them to put their dirty clothes in the laundry basket [...]
Credit card guide to Spring Break: 6 things to know before you go
Your bags are packed, your reservations are made, and Spring Break looks like it's going to be legendary. But legendary can go both ways. So the question is, will you remember your vacation because it was one of the best weeks of your life, or the worst?
After all, while there are many factors that can [...]
What does credit card rental car insurance cover?
Most of us have been there, standing in line at the rental car counter when the agent asks whether you'd like to purchase insurance. You hesitate, wondering if saving $25 a day is worth the risk, but then you remember that your credit card covers you - or does it?
It's always important to read the [...]
What does the fine print say on a credit card agreement?
Ah, the "fine print." Overly complicated and wrapped in eye-straining, microscopic font. Where else can you find phrases like "in accordance with law" and "terms shall remain in force"?
Yet the fine print should never be ignored, especially in certain areas of life such as medicine, contracts and, especially, credit card agreements.
"What's at stake with my [...]
How Cards Work
Make a new year resolution for your credit health in 2017
Your mental and physical health usually top New Year's resolutions lists each year, but let's not forget how important your credit card health is, too. After all, if your credit card health dwindles, the debt disease could set in and that could wreck your overall credit health. And that credit health, well, if it suffers [...]