The First Step To Recovery Is Admitting You Pay High Annual Fees

I admit it. I have a problem. I've got an American Express Platinum card. I paid the $450 annual fee. Yes, I can get that back in various credits for the first year. But it's still $450. I've also got a Citi Thank You Prestige card. I paid the $400 annual fee. Yes, I can get that … [Read more...]

Why You Shouldn’t Use a United Airlines Credit Card

Compare United Explorer to other cards

Now that United's MileagePlus program has decided to reduce the number of miles it awards to almost all its customers, the fastest way for many to earn more miles will be through a credit card. Today's question: Does it have to be one of United's? Before we answer that, let's start with … [Read more...]

Barclay Arrival+ Chip-and-Pin Activation

And find "Manage your PIN"

I love the Barclay Arrival+ card -- even though it's more a cash-back card than a miles/points card, it's a mainstay in my wallet.  On a day-to-day basis, I use it for 1x transactions where I earn about 2.2% back toward travel.  The card recently underwent a cosmetic makeover, the most … [Read more...]

It’s Time to Apply for the US Airways World MasterCard

US Airways 40000 miles

Last week I wrote about the temporary increase in the sign-up bonus for the Lufthansa Premier Miles & More® World MasterCard®, but some readers asked me if it was worth considering The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard® instead. Barclays launched new offers for both cards through … [Read more...]

Is the Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard Worth an Annual Fee?

Barclaycard Arrival

The Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard is one of my favorite credit cards, and one I use almost everyday.  It seems kind of odd that in a miles and points world, I prefer a card that earns cash back, but it’s strong for several reasons. A great card in the first year If you’re new to … [Read more...]