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AMEX Costco TrueEarnings Card Rebate Checks

That’s a pleasant surprise. I didn’t realize that I have been using my AMEX Costco TrueEarnings card for a year already until I found a check in the mail tonight from AMEX. It’s a rebate check of $74 for spending $5,228 with the card in the past year for eating out, traveling and shopping at […]

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Request a Credit Limit Increase on AMEX Cards: It’s Easy

I know Citi bank has a very simple procedure for cardholders to request a credit line increase, which can be either an automatic amount or a cardholder specified¬† number, all on one page. However, with Discover card, every time when I happened to speak with them asking for a credit increase, they told me that […]

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AMEX Costco TrueEarnings Card Unauthorized Charges

I have an AMEX Costco TrueEarnings card, which I use to shop only at my local Costco and once in a while at restaurants to get 3% cashback (higher than the 2% universal cashback I get from my Fidelity 529 Rewards card). I don’t use it at grocery stores, I don’t use it at gas […]

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Use Credit Cards Responsibly and Increase Credit Score

The last time I checked my credit score was last June and it was 699, largely due to the more than $50,000 0% balance transfers I put on four cards. At that time, I used FICO’s Score Simulator to estimate what my score will be if I pay off all the balances by the end […]

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Citi Elite PremierPass Card Received

A little over a week ago, I applied a Citi Elite PremierPass credit card after seeing some discussion on FatWallet forum. What interested me were the promise of no annual fee, which is usually $75, 15,000 bonus points after 1st purchase, and 0% balance transfer for 12 months At the time when I applied for […]

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Credit Card Companies’ Evil Tricks

A couple of days ago, I read an article on MSN Money with the title “Credit card companies’ evil tricks.” The article is interesting because it reveals what the author, Liz Weston, considers as “foul play” between credit card companies and us, the card holders. Here’s the summary from the article. For details, use the […]

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Citi PremierPass Card with No Annual Fee

This deal is from FatWallet. It seems to be a good deal, with the only question being whether the fee is waived permanently or only for one year. If this is a concern, you can always cancel the card after getting the bonus points. The fine print says the balance transfer is good within 12 […]

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Captial One’s Dirty Trick

Capital One's "What's in your wallet?" commercial already made me sick (that's why I don't have any their no-hassle card), this story on MSN Money about Capital One's dirty trick to collect more fees disgusted me even more. When Brad Kehn received his first credit card from Capital One Financial in 2004, it took him […]

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