Category: Money Management

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X1 Opens Waitlist for New X1+ Credit Card

A neo-credit card issuer is looking to build upon its early success and expand its line-up. This week, X1 announced the upcoming X1+ card while opening a waitlist for the product. With the X1 being billed as "the world’s smartest credit card," this latest offering is being hailed as the only credit card for smart travel. The X1+ is expected to launch this spring and will carry an annual fee...

Bilt and Point.Me Partner for Award Flight Search Integration

With several credit cards, customers can earn points that can then be transferred to various travel programs and redeemed for flights or hotel bookings. Unfortunately, finding and booking the best award travel deals isn't always as straightforward as one might assume. To assist with that, Bilt has unveiled a new integration with Point.Me that will help its rewards members search for award flights on airlines that participate in Bilt's transfer...

Alaska Airlines Adds Benefits to Credit Card, Raises Annual Fee

With demand for travel continuing to be strong, one domestic airline is making updates to its co-branded credit card. Effective this week, the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card is gaining some new benefits, while also increasing its annual fee. Starting with what the updated card has to offer, the Alaska Airlines Visa now earns 2 miles per $1 spent on eligible gas, cable, streaming services, and local transit purchases. This...

Amazon Closing Its AmazonSmile Charitable Giving Program

In some bad news for Amazon customers and non-profit organizations alike, the online retail giant has announced that it's ending its AmazonSmile service. According to an email sent to customers, the program will be wound down by February 20th. Instead, the company says it will focus on some of its other philanthropic efforts including its Housing Equity Fund, its Community Delivery Program, Amazon Disaster Relief, and more along with continuing...

Money at 30: My Top 3 Finance Apps and Tools to Watch in 2023

Over the past few years, I've offered up my list of the top FinTech apps and tools. This originally started as a way to highlight a few of my favorite tools but eventually evolved to also highlight offerings from startups I just found fascinating. Well, as it turns out, my track record has been a bit hit-or-miss on that front. So, this time around, I thought I'd keep the tradition...

Simon American Express Card from Cardless Officially Launches

Last fall, Simon Property Ground, American Express, and Cardless announced that they'd be teaming up to debut a new rewards credit card. Now, that product — the Simon American Express Card — has officially launched. In turn, new specifics about the offering have emerged. Starting with the headline rewards, Simon American Express cardholders will be able to earn 3% back on purchases they make at retailers located in any Simon...

Survey: Americans Lose Average of $1,819 to Financial Illiteracy

How does a deficit in financial education impact the wallets of Americans? A recent survey conducted by the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) asked more than 3,000 consumers, "During the past year, about how much money do you think you lost because you lacked knowledge about personal finances?” The majority (61.8%) reported losing between $0 and $499 due to their financial illiteracy. However, 15% said that they'd missed out on...

Money at 30: Is the Cost of Dog Training Worth It?

A few months ago, my wife and I welcomed a four-legged friend to our family. Since then, our dog Rigby has made tremendous growth as it pertains to get getting used to our home, adjusting to our routines, and even basic things such as walking on a leash. While part of this progress can just be attributed to her spending more time with us, the professional training we purchased for...