What You Need To Know About “Smart Cards”

If you love traveling and want to do so with as little hassle as possible, you’ll want to get a “chip and signature” or even better, “chip and pin” card. Both of these fall under what’s called EMV technology, often advertised as “smart cards.” Carrying of one these puppies will help facilitate your payments in[…]

US Bank LifeMiles Visa Signature Travel Rewards Credit Card Review

The US Bank LifeMiles Visa Signature card is fairly standard as far as airline cards go. It lets you accumulate miles for the Avianca and TACA airlines, which primarily serve South America. Thus, this travel rewards card would be good to pair with the LANPASS card if you are looking to travel to South America[…]

Visa Signature Card Benefits Guide

We talk about Visa Signature benefits a lot, for good reason. They are thorough and packed with value — and most Visa Signature holders don’t even realize the full extent of it. Here’s your guide to the nitty-gritty. Basically, the Signature cards are Visa’s highest tier of quality. Some well-known Signature cards include the Chase[…]

Capital One Quicksilver Cash Back Credit Card Review

Don’t listen to Samuel L. Jackson, The Capital One Quicksilver card is a “good” cash back rewards card, but the Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard® is the best personal rewards card. The Quicksilver card doesn’t even have a sign-up bonus.  Ok, on to the Capital One Quicksilver cash back card! Cold, Hard Cash The Quicksilver is[…]

US Bank LANPASS Visa Signature Credit Card Review

South America is notable to the travel rewards junkie because flights there cost relatively few miles, yet the destination is unmistakably exotic. The US Bank LANPASS Visa Signature card is a great way to facilitate your trip to this fascinating continent. And now might just be the best time to get that ball rolling, what[…]

Is A Roth IRA The Perfect Savings Plan For You?

As far as retirement plans go, a Roth IRA can make the most sense for a lot of people. Both Traditional and Roth IRAs provide a way to shelter your savings from taxes. Typically, when you invest in, say, a mutual fund, you pay taxes on the money you put in and then you pay[…]

Citi Dividend Platinum Select Credit Card Review

The Citi Dividend Platinum Platinum Select credit card is, yes, yet another rewards card that offers 5% cash back on rotating categories. Although it’s not quite as sexy as the competitors, there’s no harm in adding it to the collection because the card carries no annual fee. And right now there’s a $100 sign up[…]