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 Airline Credit Cards for October 2019

October 3, 2019

Best airline credit cards Best overall AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® Best for Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card Best for Delta […]

Best Rewards Credit Cards for October 2019

October 3, 2019

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 October 2019

October 2, 2019

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

Best No Annual Fee Travel Credit Cards for October 2019

October 1, 2019

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

Best Grocery Credit Cards for October 2019

October 1, 2019

Best grocery credit cards Best overall Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express Best for unlimited spending Discover it® Cash Back Best with no […]

Best Business Travel Credit Cards – October 2019

October 1, 2019

As your business grows, it may be time to do a review of the credit […]

Credit Cards That Offer Airline Fee Credits – October 2019

October 1, 2019

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

Credit Cards That Offer Entertainment Perks – October 2019

October 1, 2019

When looking at credit card features and perks, you may want one that gets you […]

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Cheat Sheet: How Long Airline Point Transfers take for Amex, Chase and Citi Points

December 12, 2018

It’s always fun to have a credit card that gives you a lot of flexibility when it comes time to redeem the points you’ve earned. The opportunity to transfer your card points to an airline frequent flyer program can add up, allowing you to do everything from book a business class reward seat to bid […]

Bank of America Cash Rewards Credit Card Moves to Monthly Cash Back Categories

December 12, 2018

Details released on the revamped Bank of America® Cash Rewards credit card, unveiled Dec. 10, will give cardholders more flexibility when it comes to earning higher rewards by expanding the number of categories and allowing cardholders to change them every month instead of every quarter. The new card program will debut Jan. 14, 2019, and […]

How a Mileage Run Helped Me Keep my Southwest Airlines Elite Status

December 12, 2018

I’m a loyal member of Southwest Airlines’ Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program, which has led to me earning A-List status on the carrier. A-List status, achieved after either flying 25 one-way trips or earning 35,000 tier qualifying points, comes with some pretty sweet perks: automatic priority check-in, dedicated airport security lanes (where available), early boarding, […]

Financial Pros and Cons of Incorporating Your Business

December 12, 2018

If you are in business for yourself, at some point you may want to consider incorporating it, but what’s the best way to do it? According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), the majority of nonemployer establishments are sole proprietorships (86.4%), while only 14.1% of establishments at small employer firms are sole proprietorships. There are […]

Credit Card Convenience Checks: What You Need to Know Before You Use One

December 7, 2018

Cardholders are sometimes surprised to find blank checks appear in the envelope with their monthly credit card statements. Card issuers often refer to these as convenience checks — but the truth is they’re not all that convenient. “The trouble with these convenience checks is that the banks often treat them like a cash advance, which […]

Traveling abroad? Know What Exchange Rates Your Credit Card Charges

December 6, 2018

There’s a lot of planning involved when traveling abroad, from booking airfare and hotels to figuring out what sites you want to see. But one thing that travelers sometimes don’t calculate is how much it could cost every time they swipe their credit card. No one wants to see a nasty surprise — a pile […]

The Pros and Cons of Credit Union Credit Cards

December 6, 2018

Credit unions are often confused with banks because they provide the same basic services, such as checking and savings accounts, personal loans and credit cards. But there are some key differences between the two to keep in mind when it comes time to choose a credit card. Unlike banks, credit unions don’t have stockholders demanding […]

The Right Way to Pay Off Bad Credit Card Debt

December 5, 2018

If you are one of the millions of Americans struggling with credit card debt, it can be an anxious time. It can leave you feeling overwhelmed with no idea on where to begin to pay it down. Credit card debt has topped the $1 trillion mark in America, according to the Federal Reserve, while the […]

Which Delta Air Lines Credit Card is Best for You?

December 4, 2018

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is the second-largest carrier in the world, based on its revenue in 2017, according to Forbes magazine. As such, it’s only natural that the carrier would be a popular choice for travelers, especially for members of its SkyMiles loyalty program. SkyMiles members can fly to 304 destinations in 52 countries. If […]

10 Credit Card Perks You May Not Know You Have

November 30, 2018

Anyone with a credit card in their wallet knows it comes with basic benefits. Depending on the card, it may include things such as sign-up bonuses, cash back or points, credits for fees, travel insurance, purchase protection, rental car insurance and ways to buy the best seats at concerts or sporting events. Terms apply to American […]