Articles & Advice from Benét Wilson

Benét joined the team in February 2018 as associate editor. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Aviation Queen LLC, a freelance writing business. She has written extensively about the airline/airports and travel industries for more than 25 years. She has a journalism degree from American University in Washington, D.C.

Credit Card Reviews

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Best No-fee Travel Credit Cards

November 5, 2018

For those who travel regularly, it only makes sense to have a credit card that […]

Best Jewelry Chain Financing Options

November 5, 2018

Financing an engagement ring may not seem like the wisest way to kick off a […]

Which Credit Cards Offer the Best Golf Perks?

November 5, 2018

Golf can be an expensive sport since you need to pay for things such as […]

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Best Airline Credit Cards for November 2018

November 1, 2018

Best airline credit cards Best overall AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite MasterCard® Best for Alaska Airlines […]

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Best Gas Rewards Cards for November 2018

November 1, 2018

You’ve decided to find a credit card that focuses on rewards for gas purchases. Now […]

Best Rewards Credit Cards for November 2018

November 1, 2018

Best rewards credit cards Best overall Chase Sapphire Reserve® Best for dining and travel Uber Visa Card Best for […]

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Best Travel Credit Cards for November 2018

November 1, 2018

You travel regularly and use your credit card to pay for a big chunk of […]

Best No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards for November 2018

November 1, 2018

If you’re traveling abroad and using your credit card for purchases, foreign transaction fees can […]

More Tips & Resources

What’s the Maximum Balance Transfer You Can Do?

November 7, 2018

Many credit cards come with a balance transfer option you can use to consolidating credit card debt, which can allow you to take advantage of a lower interest rate, keep bill collectors off your back or free up money for large purchases. “Avoiding interest on a balance for a year or more can significantly reduce […]

United Explorer Card to the United MileagePlus Club Card: Is It Time to Upgrade?

November 5, 2018

The information related to the United℠ Explorer Card and United MileagePlus® Club Card has been collected by CompareCards and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of this card prior to publication. Chase and United Airlines launched the highly anticipated United℠ Explorer Card earlier this summer, replacing the old United MileagePlus Explorer Card. The miles per $1 spent on United-related spending on […]

Earning Elite Status and Miles with Credit Cards

October 23, 2018

Airlines have revamped how travelers can earn frequent flyer status, going from a simple mileage-based system to a more complicated combination of miles traveled, segments flown and dollars spent on tickets. So what’s the landscape for elite airline requirements these days? Is it harder or easier than ever? Are miles worth more or less? In […]

Applying for a Credit Card? Do These Things First

October 22, 2018

You’ve decided to take the plunge and get a credit card. Thanks to the internet, it’s pretty easy to choose a card, apply for it and get a quick response. But what goes on behind the scenes between the time you submit your application and the time you’re approved — or rejected? When it comes […]

The Best Credit Cards for your Next European Trip

October 22, 2018

Paris is calling, so it’s time to plan a trip. After buying a plane ticket and booking a hotel, the next thing to do before taking off is choosing the right credit card to take with you on your shopping spree on the Champs-Élysées. Buried in the fine print of your credit card terms are […]

Why No Credit History Is Sometimes Worse Than Having Bad Credit

October 22, 2018

Are you one of those people who avoid credit at all costs just to save yourself from debt? If so, you may see yourself as a wise money manager. But your savvy saving practices may not work in your favor when the time comes to get a credit card or a loan. Oddly enough, having […]

What APR Is Considered Good? APR Ranges Explained

October 19, 2018

Are you looking for a credit card with plans to carry a balance on it? You’ll want to find one that makes the cost of borrowing that money as low as possible — in other words, you want to get the lowest average annual percentage rate (APR) possible. In simple terms, an APR is the […]

Which Cards Offer Free Executive Status at National Car Rental?

September 27, 2018

National Car Rental has partnered with several credit cards to offer cardmembers a free upgrade to executive status in its Emerald Club loyalty program. Normally, you would need to complete 12 paid rentals or 40 paid rental days in a calendar year to earn Emerald Club Executive status. The distinction comes with perks that can […]

11 Credit Cards That Offer Free Wi-Fi Access

September 27, 2018

Some 95 percent of Americans own a cell phone of some kind, according to a Pew Research Center survey released in February 2018. And three-quarters of U.S. adults have desktop or laptop computers, while roughly half own tablets and around 25% possess e-reader devices. That’s a lot of devices that need Wi-Fi access, whether you’re […]

A Review of Citi Price Rewind

September 25, 2018

If you have a Citi card — or are considering applying for one — and are also looking for ways to maximize the benefits, you may want to consider signing up for the Citi® Price Rewind program. Simply put, it’s a program that helps you find the lowest price on purchases made with your Citi […]