How to Calculate the Value of Your Credit Card Rewards

July 31, 2018

Earning credit card rewards is a great way to offset the cost of purchases you already make. But it’s worth calculating just how much those rewards are worth if you have to pay an annual fee on the credit card, or are trying to streamline your rewards strategy to focus on one or two cards that are most valuable for you. While it may seem easy to dismiss all credit…


How the Merger of Marriott and SPG Programs Will Affect Member Rewards

July 27, 2018

Marriott International bought Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide almost two years ago, but they’re just getting around to integrating the two hotel chains’ popular loyalty programs in August. Whether you’re a loyal Marriott lodger, you’re sitting on a mountain of Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) points, or if you’ve dabbled in both programs over the years, you may be wondering how this change is going to affect you. Don’t worry. The…


How 2 People Can See Paris for $500 or Less

July 18, 2018

France is one of the most visited countries on Earth, and its capital city of Paris remains one of its biggest draws. This thriving metropolis boasts everything you could want in a European getaway — historic landmarks, world famous art, amazing food, and Insta-worthy photo ops galore. You can visit historic Notre Dame cathedral, roam enchanting neighborhoods like Saint Germain and Le Marais, see Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa at…


8 Credit Card Perks That’ll Make Your Summer Travels Easier

June 14, 2018

Summer is here, and it’s time to get out and enjoy the weather. If you’ll be vacationing in the next few months, you can bet that there’ll be millions of other people traveling as well. It can be a hectic time, but there’s one surprising thing you might already be holding in your wallet that can make your travels way easier — your credit card. It can pay off (literally)…