Articles & Advice from Alexandria White

Alexandria is a credit card writer, covering everything from credit card reviews, "Best Of" round-ups, and industry news to helpful explainers with tips and strategies for credit novices. She graduated from Adelphi University.

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Best Metal Credit Cards

September 20, 2018

Metal credit cards have turned into the latest credit card status symbol because they’re considered […]

credit cards for pet expenses

Credit Cards for Pet Expenses

August 1, 2018

Owning a pet isn’t cheap. Currently, an estimated 84.6 million U.S. households own at least […]

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Pay Zero Interest Until 2019

October 9, 2019

There are few things more stressful than chipping away at a mountain of credit card debt. As soon as you make a payment, more interest charges get piled on and it can feel like you haven’t made any progress at all. That’s when it might be a good time to see if you can find […]

Credit Cards with Travel Insurance for October 2019

October 1, 2019

You just found out your flight is delayed until tomorrow, and now you have to make hotel accommodations and food arrangements last minute. Or you have a medical emergency where you need to get medical help quickly. Before you cover those expenses out of pocket, take a look at your credit card terms. Select credit […]

Your Guide to Choosing the Best Credit Card – October 2019

October 1, 2019

If you’re having trouble finding the best credit card, you’re not alone. There are thousands of credit cards available, all providing various perks that suit consumers in different situations. Depending on your needs and wants, the best credit card for you may be a no annual fee card, secured card, travel card, cashback card or […]

What To Do If You’re Not Immediately Approved For a New Credit Card

September 30, 2019

Applying for a new credit card can be exciting. There’s the prospect of rewards, bonuses, intro 0% APR periods and other perks that make card membership favorable. Many credit card applications brag about fast decisions, sometimes in as little as 30 seconds, but that’s not always the case. No two applicants are the same, so […]

Chase Freedom 5% Bonus Category Calendar 2019

September 14, 2019

Chase Freedom® cardholders can now activate their bonus 5% cashback categories for the fourth quarter of 2019 — department stores, PayPal and Chase Pay. Activation will take effect Oct. 1 to benefit from the higher rewards rate: Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate. Enjoy new 5% categories every 3 months. Unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases. We’ll review the first quarter bonus cashback categories for the Chase Freedom®, what you need to know to earn […]

Shortcuts for Comparing Balance Transfer Offers

September 1, 2019

Balance transfer credit cards can offer a lifeline if you’re carrying a lot of high-interest card debt. However, with so many balance transfer card options available, it can be hard to pick the right one. Some of the things you need to consider when comparing card offers are the fees, the length of 0% intro […]

Credit Cards with 5% Cash Back Programs

July 22, 2019

Are you looking to maximize cashback rewards? Cards with 5% cashback programs can be some of the most lucrative on the market. These cards can allow you to put some money back into your wallet on purchases in rotating categories or the categories of your choice, on business expenses or on retail purchases. It can […]

Southwest announces limited-time Companion Pass offer

May 10, 2019

These offers and/or promotions may have since changed, expired, or are no longer available. The highly coveted Southwest Companion Pass can now be earned as part of a new limited-time offer on select personal Southwest credit cards. Chase and Southwest announced a new offer allowing new Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card, Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card, and Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card holders to earn a free […]

Visa Signature Card Benefits

April 10, 2019

You may be carrying a credit card embossed with the name “Visa Signature®” on it, but have you ever wondered what exactly that means? Sure, Visa is one of the major payment networks, the others being Mastercard, American Express and Discover, but what does the “signature” part represent? Turns out, Visa Signature® is a select […]

Credit Cards With Roadside Assistance

April 10, 2019

When you see the warning light come on in your car, it’s never a welcome sign. Or you may get a flat tire in the middle of nowhere in the dark of night or notice you’re running near empty without a gas station in sight — all panic-inducing situations. After pulling to the side of […]