It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard. And yet… I’ve never really put together a comprehensive review of this card. Today, I’ve decided to spend a bit of time rectifying that. Before we go any further, I should note that there are two versions […]
Credit & Debt
Andrew Tobias once said “You want 21% risk free? Pay off your credit cards.”
That’s great advice. When used responsibly, credit can be a powerful tool. But when abused, it can be a dangerous thing.
Like it or not, credit and debt are an integral part of modern society.
This page is home to articles about all aspects of credit and debt. Topics of interest include credit card offers, debt reduction, signup bonuses, reward cards, balance transfers, credit scores and reports, interest rates, and more.
With Thanksgiving and Black Friday just around the corner, it’s time once again to enroll your American Express credit cards in their “Small Business Saturday” promo. As a reminder, this is a promo that was launched back in 2010 as a way to reward cardholders for shopping at small businesses […]
Would you be surprised if I told you that paying off your mortgage hurts your credit score? Well, it’s true. I mentioned this in passing when talking about getting free access to your credit score from Barclaycard, but thought that it was worth a mention of it’s own… For background, […]
Earlier this week, I mused about whether it’s worth booking longer than necessary flights to earn extra frequent flyer miles. The main point of doing this would be to maximize your elite qualifying miles, which count toward status upgrades. That being said, the redeemable miles do have some value themselves. […]
Hmmm… This is pretty cool… One of my favorite reward credit cards just got a little better. I’m talking here about the Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard, which is now offering free access to your credit score. Yes, that’s right. Free for all cardholders. And yes, we’re talking about your real, […]
A couple of years ago, many of the best reward credit cards adopted rotating reward categories with quarterly re-enrollment. This is a great business model for them because they can offer relatively generous 5% cash back rewards without necessarily having to pay them because people may fail to re-enroll. Since […]
This is just a quick note to share a money-saving, credit-related tip with you… We’ve always (always!) paid our credit card bills in full. Thus we’ve never (ever!) paid interest charges on any of our accounts. That being said, we have had the occasional hiccup where a bill gets paid […]