Sunday, March 29, 2020

Your March Statement is Due: Tips for Paying On Time

This quick blog post is in response to a reader who asked me how I keep all my credit cards straight. Missing payments can ruin your credit and cause you worlds of pain, effectively...

Keep Vs. Cancel, United: Chase Decided For Me

Retention offers on credit cards aren't what they used to be. The effort and amount of stimulants needed to call a bank to try to pry a few points from their dead, cold hands is...

Chase Sapphire: Great Downgrade to Plastic

I finally received my Chase Sapphire after forgetting it at a bar a year ago. In between then and now, I downgraded the card from the Preferred to the regular because I didn't want...

US Bank Altitude Is Cool But Will You Get Approved?

Frequent Miler wrote a breakdown about the US Bank Altitude Card. It seems like a good one to add to the arsenal, especially if Chase hates you, Alaska is over your antics, and Citi...

Churn Answers Via Chase’s Secure Message Center

The best bank for online support is Chase via their Secure Message Center. They will quickly change due dates for cards even if the online system doesn't allow it because the card is too new....

Keep Vs. Cancel: Citi No ThankYou

$95 is the going rate for Citi card annual fees. Today two of mine became due. The first was the Hilton Reserve which was promptly closed with no retention offer. That's fine because I...

Stiffed Citi AA Exec Bonus Points: Arbitration Right Away?

Here's another candidate for the 2016 Festivus Airing of Grievances. This time it's brought to you by Citi, another bank who no longer cares for points enthusiasts. Before Citi introduced the rule that a customer...

Citi Prestige: Is This My Fry’s VIP Card?

Back in the day when I churned like a boss, I would lie and wait for the postman to come with envelopes from Nebraska that were a bit bulkier than other parcels which I...

Having A Huge Credit Limit May Hurt Your Credit

According to the AP Article, Major changes coming to how your credit score is calculated, "VantageScore will now mark a borrower negatively for having excessively large credit card limits, on the theory that the...

Chase Sapphire Reserve Rejected: What A Shocker

Yay, the new Chase Sapphire application is available online. That's the good news. The bad news is that most of us churners will get rejected. I thought I'd give it a go and get...
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