Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 12:30 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Summer vacationers are using credit card rewards to cut travel costs, but many are unaware of hidden fees they’ll have to pay on overseas credit card transactions. Those are two findings of Capital One Financial Corporation’s latest quarterly survey of how consumers accumulate and redeem credit card rewards. “Given the current economic climate, high-value credit

Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:28 pm
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

Citibank is adding a new rewards credit card to its smart card pilot. The Citi ThankYou Prestige 2G Card pilot card gives customers the option of redeeming reward points with the push of a button at the time of checkout. Each Citi ThankYou Prestige 2G card features two buttons on the front of the card.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 3:32 pm
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

The holiday shopping season has kicked off and so have the perks and incentives from credit card companies. They want you to use their credit card as you charge your way through your holiday shopping list. Choose your card wisely because the right one could earn you some nifty savings and rewards. Citibank is offering its

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 4:50 pm
By Leslie McFadden · Bankrate.com

In conjunction with survey findings on the impact of the Credit CARD Act, Consumer Reports recently published a list of the best and worst credit cards in the current marketplace. For the best cards, the magazine named seven cash-back cards, two travel cards and three low-interest/fees cards, and called out two fee-laden cards as being

Monday, June 21, 2010 3:57 pm
By Leslie McFadden · Bankrate.com

For the past few posts, I’ve been writing about legislative moves that affect debit and credit cards. It’s time for a few credit management tips you can implement right now. Except for tip No. 4, all of the following moves won’t cost a dime. 1. Review your rewards points. Yes, some credit cards with rewards