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.

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Best Business Travel Credit Cards for January 2021

December 31, 2020

The content on this page is accurate as of the posting date; however, some of […]

Credit Cards That Offer Airline Fee Credits – January 2021

December 31, 2020

Are you tired of paying airline fees for doing just about anything but breathe? American […]

Best Credit Cards for Sports Fanatics – January 2021

December 31, 2020

Sports are a huge part of American culture with die-hard fans rooting for teams ranging […]

Which Credit Card Is Best for Car Rentals in January 2021

December 31, 2020

If you’re renting a car, you’d better have a credit card handy. Having one is […]

Best Credit Union Credit Cards of 2020

March 1, 2020

If you’re looking for your first credit card or want to add another one to […]

Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards for Couples

April 10, 2019

Couples may have the opportunity to earn and redeem credit card points together for flights, […]

Best Airline Business Credit Cards

April 2, 2019

The content on this page is accurate as of the posting date; however, some of […]

Best Jewelry Chain Financing Options

March 4, 2019

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

More Tips & Resources

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 […]

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 […]

7 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 […]

Credit Cards with Airline Mile Transfer Features

September 17, 2018

When it comes to credit cards with airline mile transfer features, we’re often asked “how can I top off my XXX miles account?” or “how can I combine my miles?” A commonly overlooked tool is credit cards that let you transfer the points you earn directly to the loyalty programs of top global airlines with […]

Can You Pay Your Mortgage With a Credit Card?

September 4, 2018

If you’re paying a mortgage every month, you may have wondered whether you could use a credit card to pay it in order to earn more points, miles or cashback rewards. It’s a tempting thought. If you’re paying $2,000 a month on your home mortgage, for example, and you have an unlimited points credit card […]

Flight Delayed or Canceled? Here’s What You Need to Do

September 4, 2018

Travelers across the U.S. have been plagued this summer by flight delays and cancelations, according to statistics compiled by Portland, Ore.-based FlightStats. In the past month alone, there have been about 20,000 flights canceled and over 200,000 delayed, it found. As to what drives these delays and cancelations, it’s a multitude of factors. Everything from […]

Joint Account Holder vs. Authorized User on a Credit Card: What’s the Difference?

September 3, 2018

You’re a parent who wants to help your children start building their credit foundation early. Or you’re a credit cardholder who wants to help a friend or family member build or rebuild their credit. How can you, as a cardmember with good credit, help? You can do this two ways — by adding a joint […]

Southwest Airlines Credit Cards: Which One Is Your Best Option?

August 21, 2018

You’re a frequent flyer who feels the “luv” for Southwest Airlines, or maybe you run a business where you do most of your flying on the Dallas-based carrier. So it only makes sense to have a credit card that helps you earn points — and elite status — under the airline’s Rapid Rewards® loyalty program. […]