Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, January 04, 2017 12:02 pm
By Mike Cetera ·

Credit card bonuses can disappear without warning, but Chase has done everyone a favor and given us a deadline.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 5:00 am
By Mitch Strohm ·

The best credit cards often have some traits in common. Choose wisely, and you’ll reap the rewards.

Sunday, November 27, 2016 7:30 pm
By Mike Cetera ·

There are plenty of both pedestrian and imaginative ways in which entrepreneurs use their business credit card rewards.

Thursday, November 03, 2016 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera ·

I set my annual gift budget based on the amount of cash-back rewards I’ve earned throughout the year. If it’s been a good spending year, bully for my gift recipients. Otherwise, sorry I’ve been a Scrooge.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 4:35 pm
By Mike Cetera ·

If you are a college graduate, you’re more likely to be offered a credit card with an annual fee and a higher initial interest rate than someone who didn’t finish high school.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:52 pm
By Mike Cetera ·

Nearly 40% of U.S. adults either don’t have a credit card or don’t use one linked to a rewards program. Here’s what you’re missing.

Monday, April 04, 2016 4:28 pm
By Stephen Pounds ·

Starting April 12, Starbucks Rewards will be based on what you buy rather than on how many times you visit its shops, the company’s website says. You’ll earn 2 stars for every $1 you spend.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 4:49 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

Earn 10% cash back by making an in-store purchase with your credit card via Apple Pay.

Monday, August 31, 2015 3:31 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

Would you like to earn rewards for shopping at any store in your local mall? In some places, you can.

Monday, August 17, 2015 11:05 am
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

Simply put, it’s the act of opening up a bunch of credit cards you don’t really need just to get their sign-on bonuses.

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