Monday, March 3, 2014
American Express just released some new products, Amex EveryDay and EveryDay Preferred. These are interesting products and they have received some good coverage throughout the travel blogosphere.
Nevertheless, there are few interesting details everyone seems to have left out.
1. The standard EveryDay card is the first no-fee Amex to earn real Membership Rewards points that can be transferred to airline miles. In fact, it is the only no-fee card on the market that offers flexible point transfers. This makes it a great place to park your points if you have a nice balance, but are unable to justify paying an annual fee.
2. These are the first Amex cards to offer an EMV smart chip from day one. In addition, Amex informed me that all of their cards can be ordered with an EMV chip by mid-summer. This feature provides greater security and is compatible with the next generation of card readers being used already in Canada, Europe, and elsewhere.
3. This is a cool looking card. You can't tell from the picture, but it is a clear, see-through card with a hologram in the middle. I don't know yet if it was made by my friends over at CPI Card Group, but it wouldn't surprise me.
You can read my coverage over at Yahoo! Finance
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
|A credit card sandwich before it reaches the oven|
As a credit card expert, I really wanted to read how credit cards were made and learn about the latest technology directly from the experts. So when I couldn't find any articles on the subject, I decided to research which companies did so and reach out to them. It turns out that I didn't have to go very far, as CPI Card Group one of the largest credit card manufacturers in the United States is right in my backyard, just outside of Denver.
You can read what I found out in this article of mine, just published on Yahoo Finance!
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Of course, I also write about this stuff for a living, which is not nearly as much fun as the traveling. So it worked out very nicely when my daughter and I had the chance to enjoy a special treat, a flight in Lufthansa's First Class together. Not only did we have an incredibly fun experience on the ground and in the air, but I also had fun writing about it for The Points Guy.
Monday, January 13, 2014
My first posts for them have been on How Points and Miles Work, as well as reviews of the Citi ThankYou Premier Visa Signature Card, and the Barclay Arrival World MasterCard Review. Look for more of my work soon on their blog.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
One of the great things about attending an event like FinCon, is all of the contacts I made with my fellow bloggers. And the one thing that most cannot resist is my offer of a guest post for their site.
So this week, I have a guest post being featured at CouponPal one of the top money saving sites on the Internet. My post is on 4 Easy Tips to Save Money on Holiday Travel, and I tried to offer some advice that really helps me and my family when we take to the road.