Today I’m featuring a question I received via e-mail a few weeks ago. Reader RB would love to go visit her boyfriend in North Carolina but she’s a starving student. So how can she use miles and points to make it all the way from Cali to North Carolina for free?! I was hoping to […]
My Latest Credit Card App O Rama Nets 250,000 Points and $200: Applying and Spending
This is part two of our two part series about my latest credit card App O Rama and how I netted 250,000 points and $200. Part 1 covered preparation and strategy for an App O Rama of this kind of magnitude and today we’ll talk about how the application process and spending works. I ended up deciding […]
Do You Pay With Cash or Credit Cards?
Most of the credit card articles on this site have to do with the points and miles you can accumulate by signing up for various cards and spending on daily purchases. But one of the first things I recommend to someone struggling with their spending is to get rid of their cards and start paying […]
100,000 American Airline Miles for One Credit Card Sign-Up
Since I’ll be using nearly half a million points this summer on various hotels and flights for my honeymoon I’ve been on the lookout for a big score when it comes to credit card sign-up bonuses. I still currently have a few hundred thousand points left but my accounts have taken a huge hit during […]
Citi vs Chase Checking Comparison – Who Wins?
Part 1: Citi vs Chase Checking: Review of Citibank Checking Part 2: Citi vs Chase Checking: Review of Chase Checking Part 3: Citi vs Chase Checking Comparison – Who Wins? This is the third and final article in my series comparing Citi and Chase Checking accounts. To recap: since I have my mortgage with Citi, […]
The Best Customer Service is Now on Twitter
Most kids dream about becoming a firefighter or an astronaut or maybe even a customer service representative when they’re young. Oh wait, that last one might be more of a nightmare. Let’s face it: a job as a CS rep isn’t exactly a high paying one and most of the reps I’ve talked to haven’t […]
Is a Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payment a Good Idea?
“What if we told you that you could be mortgage free years sooner? That’s what The BiWeekly Advantage Plan® offers homeowners like you!” That was the opening line of an e-mail I received last week from Citi Mortgage. I’d heard of a bi-weekly payment plan before but never been offered one by my mortgage provider. […]