Q: Why is my credit score different depending on where I check it?A: There are thousands of sites offering to give you your credit score for free. They advertise heavily but their goal is to get your info with which they can sell ads and sell you other products. Their scores are called FAKOs and are basically meaningless. They look at your report and based on their own criteria make up a score on the spot. No creditor is ever going to use that score.MyFico. If you’re you’re getting your score elsewhere it’s a fake. I can also look at your report and make up a score, but that doesn’t mean it has a basis in reality. … [Read more...] about Building Credit And Credit Card FAQs: Your Questions Answered
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Frankly AMEX dispute resolution may be too good. I had one person dispute the $13 they paid for on an AMEX to attend a DansDeals seminar (the full proceeds of which were donated to charity). When I asked the attendee why they disputed the charge they said that they just didn’t recognize the charge, so they disputed it. He called AMEX right away to drop the dispute, but by that point it was too late and they refunded him the money and I got hit with a chargeback fee on money I had already donated. … [Read more...] about Just How Amazing Are AMEX Credit Card Protections?
Another benefit of the card not reporting on your personal credit report is that when you spend money on personal cards your credit score will be hurt even if you pay your bill on time. A whopping 30% of your credit score is based on credit utilization. You can pay off your card bill before your statement is generated to avoid that, but that takes effort and laying out money well before you have to. Additionally it’s good to have the statement close with a couple dollars to show the card is active and being paid every month. On an business cards from banks like AMEX and Chase it’s just not reported, so you can wait until the money is due without it having a negative effect on your score. That also means if you close the card, it won’t have an effect on your credit score. … [Read more...] about This Is Why You Should Have A Chase Ink Cash Card: Earning 5 Ultimate Rewards Points Per Dollar On Amazon And Everyday Spending
Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business 50K miles for spending $4,500 in 3 months. 2 miles per dollar on all purchases. Free Global Entry/Pre-Check. $0 intro annual fee, then $95. Read more here. Price protection up to $500/item and $2,500 per year within 60 days of purchase. This is also available on the Spark Miles Select Card with no annual fee and on other Capital One Mastercards. Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business $500 cash back for spending $4,500 in 3 months. 2% cash back on all purchases. $0 intro annual fee, then $95. Price protection up to $500/item and $2,500 per year within 60 days of purchase. This is also available on the Spark Cash Select Card with no annual fee and on other Capital One Mastercards. Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card $300 cash back for spending $3,000 in 3 months. 4% cash back on dining and entertainment, 2% cash back on groceries, 8% cash back on Vivid Seats through 5/31/20. $0 intro annual fee, then $95. … [Read more...] about Which Credit Cards Still Offer Price Drop Protection?
A $1,471 tax payment will cost $28.98, but you will earn 7,500 points. If you value your Chase points at about 1.9 cents each, that a value of $142.50 worth of points. If you or someone in your household has a Sapphire Preferred/Reserve or Ink Bold/Plus/Preferred you can transfer those points into airline miles or hotel points. If you have a Sapphire Reserve you can also redeem those points for 1.5 cents each towards travel. … [Read more...] about Is It Worth Paying Your Taxes On A Credit Card To Earn Miles? Is The SPG AMEX The Card To Use For 2018?
AMEX Blue Business Plus No annual fee, earns 2 points per dollar spent everywhere on up to $50K in annual spending. For rates and fees of the AMEX Blue Business Plus Card, please visit here. AMEX Platinum Business $595, up to 75K points welcome bonus, earn 1.5 points per dollar on $5K+ transactions, $200 in annual airline fee credits, Marriott and Hilton Gold status, 35% points rebate on paid airfare redemptions, Global Entry/Pre-check, AMEX Global lounge collection access. For rates and fees of the AMEX Platinum Business Card, please visit here. AMEX Gold Business Card $295 annual fee, 1 year G Suite Basic for 3 users and up to 1 year of ZipRecruiter Standard, earn up to 4 points per dollar. For rates and fees of the AMEX Blue Business Plus Card, please visit here. AMEX Gold Consumer Card $250 annual fee, 50K points welcome bonus, $100 in annual airline fee credits, earn up to 4 points per … [Read more...] about Get A 25% Bonus When You Transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points Into Flying Blue Miles; Fly To Israel For 20K Miles Each Way