Is Your Old School Points Strategy Costing You Money?

Over time, rewards programs have evolved and become more intricate and complicated. By the same token, rewards programs have also become significantly more flexible, and with that flexibility, even more rewarding! Unfortunately for many, thoughts and actions regarding points and miles have not evolved at the same pace as these rewards programs, and many individuals … More Is Your Old School Points Strategy Costing You Money?

Don’t Let the Chase 5/24 Rule Stop You – Apply for the Chase Sapphire Reserve In-branch!

The Chase Sapphire Reserve is THE flavor of the week credit card! All we keep hearing is “The CSR this, the CSR that” – it has been the most popular card release that I have ever seen… Due to an insanely large amount of applicants, Chase even ran out of the unique metal material from … More Don’t Let the Chase 5/24 Rule Stop You – Apply for the Chase Sapphire Reserve In-branch!

Easy Way to Meet Minimum Spend & Earn $50 (or More) with a PNC Checking Account!

Hey, You! Have you recently opened up a new credit card (like the Chase Sapphire Reserve, perhaps)!? Yes? Well good for you! And now that you have your card in hand, I am fairly certain that you will be spending the next few months trying to meet the minimum spend requirements for that credit card … More Easy Way to Meet Minimum Spend & Earn $50 (or More) with a PNC Checking Account!

Reader Question – Should I Downgrade the Chase Sapphire Preferred to get the New Chase Sapphire Reserve?

A friend of mine asked me a question this week that I thought was worth posting on the interwebs for all to reference: “So riddle me this Derek, I’ve had the Chase Sapphire Preferred (CSP) for about 6 months so far but am looking to apply for the new Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR) card… Will … More Reader Question – Should I Downgrade the Chase Sapphire Preferred to get the New Chase Sapphire Reserve?

Pay Your Rent, Mortgage, Tuition – All With A Credit Card!

I do not like paying with cash, I do not like writing checks, I do not like paying with a debit card (or checking account withdrawal) and I will do everything in my power to make sure that I avoid transactions that force me to pay with any of those methods. Why do I dislike … More Pay Your Rent, Mortgage, Tuition – All With A Credit Card!

The Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR) – 14 Questions – ANSWERED!

UPDATE: The Chase Sapphire Reserve Application is now live both in-branch and online.  Link for Online Application This post has been updated as of 8/22/2016 to reflect the current information surrounding the Chase Sapphire Reserve! There has been some serious hype related to the August 21st release of the Chase Sapphire Reserve! I want one… badly… … More The Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR) – 14 Questions – ANSWERED!

Bigger & Better Than Ever Before – The Ritz-Carlton Credit Card

While the card typically does not receive as much attention as its Marriott counterpart (the Marriott Rewards credit card), the Ritz-Carlton Rewards card has given the points and miles world something to talk about – to the tune of 3 FREE Ritz-Carlton nights! Did you say Ritz-Carlton? Did you say 3 free nights? Did you … More Bigger & Better Than Ever Before – The Ritz-Carlton Credit Card

AYP List of Top Credit Cards for August 2016

August. Did you read that!? Apparently august (in its adjective part of speech) is synonymous with fancy high class words like “distinguished” and “renowned”… Well, AYP August Top Cards is here to see if “August” can live up to its acclaimed, exalted and prestigious name sake! Our goal here with Top Cards is to list … More AYP List of Top Credit Cards for August 2016

Make Your Hotel Award Points Go Their Furthest – Search With This Easy Tool!

Planning a trip can be a full time job, which is probably why travel agents exist (both the human kind and the online kind)… Searching flight after flight and hotel after hotel can be exhausting, and when attempting to use points and miles for your travel, the task becomes even more challenging! Well, you are … More Make Your Hotel Award Points Go Their Furthest – Search With This Easy Tool!