Category: Credit Cards

Credit card choices can get overwhelming. Some cards are great for earning cash back, while others offer perks like no foreign transaction fees or low cost balance transfers that can save you a bundle over time. Our credit card reviews get straight to the point about what is good and sometimes what isn’t so great about each credit card.

Money at 30: Using My American Express Airline Incidentals Credit

Over the past two years, I've loved using the benefits that my American Express Platinum Card has afforded me. In fact, said perks have also evolved in just the past couple of years, with some temporary additions coming in 2020 and a big overhaul arriving just a few months ago. Yet, amid these changes, one of the card's more complicated features has remained: the airline incidentals credit. To catch you...

What’s Going On With the Uber Credit Card?

A few years back, I got my first new credit card in probably a decade. Since that momentous occasion, I’ve received numerous credit card offers in the mail and have proceeded to throw them in the trash each and every time. I didn’t get any such mailing regarding the Uber Visa card when it launched in November 2017 but I did see it plastered all over the Internet. While, like...

2021 Discover It Card Review: Still Feeling “It” After All These Years

Many years ago now, following what I called my financial awakening, I found that I was suddenly in the market for a new rewards credit card. This led me to start researching various cards before ultimately landing on my final choice: the Discover It card. Before we get into my hands-on review, let me explain what I liked about this card on paper and why I ultimately applied for it....

Money at 30: Venmo Credit Card Overview

Last year, following a few months of teasing, the Venmo Credit Card made its grand debut. With a novel reward structure, bright-colored card designs, and app integration, the card made a bit of splash. However, in the time since that announcement, the card itself had only been offered to select users. Well, that was until this past week when Venmo seemingly opened the credit card to all current customers. Now...

American Express Gold (and Rose Gold) Card Review

In September of 2019, I leaped into the world of premium rewards cards when I applied for the American Express Platinum card. During the following months, I continually looked at the American Express Gold card as a potential companion to my newly-acquired card, but eventually disabused myself of that idea because I wasn't sure that I'd be able to make full use of its perks. Cut to this past fall...

Money at 30: My Personal Credit Card Strategy for 2021

Over the past few years, credit cards have played a larger and larger role in my life. Thankfully, this isn't because I've needed them to make emergency purchases or make ends meet but because they've allowed me to earn rewards and enjoy other perks for using them. What's more, as time goes on, my approach to maximizing these benefits has continued to evolve. Last year, I shared a look at...

American Express Adds More Temporary Benefits to Platinum Card

Last year, when it became clear that travel wasn't going to be resuming in earnest anytime soon, American Express added some temporary benefits to its premium $550 a year Platinum Card to help bring value to grounded cardholders. This included offering $20 a month in monthly statement credits for wireless service purchases as well as $20 a month in streaming service statement credits. However, these benefits expired at the end...

Money at 30: Revisiting Vital Card — Should You Invest?

It was February of 2018 when I got an email from someone working at the startup Vital Card. They were reaching out to ask if I might peruse their site and do a review of their upcoming product — then set for a fall release. Indeed, I did end up doing a review of sorts but, without the card in hand, I instead focused on reviewing the very premise of...