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Citi Dividend Platinum Card Upgraded to Dividend World MasterCard

Notice in the mail from Citi says that my now little used Citi Dividend Platinum card is being upgraded to Dividend World MasterCard. After the upgrade (well, I don’t expect them to call any change “downgrade” even if it turns for worse like last time what FIA did on Fidelity 529 cards), the card essentially […]

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Citi Professional Card $100 Gift Card

Here’s another bonus offer from Citi card. Apply for a Citi Professional Card and get 10,000 bonus ThankYou Points after your first purchase that can then be redeemed for a $100 gift card. Get 3 ThankYou Points for every dollar you spend at restaurants, gas stations, on auto rentals and at certain office supply merchants. […]

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Taking the First Step to Simplicity

Last night when I called American Express to dispute the seemingly never ending charges on my Costco card from Netherlands (yes, it came again and AMEX only told me to be [more] patient after 8 weeks of investigation), I took the first step toward simplifying our finance by asking AMEX to close one of my […]

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Reader Question: Is it OK to Get a Business Credit Card when I Don’t Own a Business?

I got this email from a reader this morning regarding Chase business card: I have received multiple pre-approval letters from chase for a business credit card. 3% cash back at home improvement centers, 3% cash back at restaurants, 3% cash back at Staples and such. Being a new home owner the lure of 3% cash […]

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Chase Freedom Card Received but Not as Good as Thought

About two weeks ago, I applied and approved for a new Chase Freedom card. The main reason for me to apply the card is the advertised $250 bonus after first purchase, though I can still use the 3% cashback on grocery store, gas, and fast food restaurant purchases. What could be better than $250 free […]

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Citi Diamond Preferred Reward Card $100 Gift Card Deal

Plus, you will also get 0% balance transfer for 12 months 5 reward points on every dollar spent on purchases at supermarkets, drugstores, and gas stations. For the 0% BT, the card’s terms and conditions say The transaction fee for balance transfers is 3% of the amount of each balance transfer, $5 minimum, $75 maximum. […]

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Citibank Credit Cards Balance Transfer Fees Increased

I have done a number of 0% balance transfers using my Citi cards in the past four years, and all of them were fee-free: I paid absolutely nothing for the free loans, including the latest BT from Citi PremierPass card. Though the card carrier says there’s a maximum fee of $250, my statement tells me […]

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Another Charge from Netherlands

As I expected, another charge of $37.90 from Netherlands appeared on my AMEX Costco card when I checked my statement line-by-line over the weekend. It has been more than a month since I reported similar charges to American Express and except a letter acknowledging my report and assuring me an investigation is underway, I haven’t […]

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