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

Benét's Top Picks

Best Grocery Credit Cards for October 2019

October 21, 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 Gas Rewards Cards for October 2019

October 21, 2019

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

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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 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 […]

More Tips & Resources

Should You Sign the Back of Your Credit Card?

November 29, 2018

Credit cardholders have long been told to sign the back of their credit card as soon as it arrives in the mail. Your signature represents your acceptance of the card’s terms of service, and merchants were required to check to make sure the card was signed before accepting it for purchases. While some merchants may […]

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 vs. United MileagePlus Club Card: Is It Time to Upgrade?

November 5, 2018

The information related to the United℠ Explorer Card, United Club℠ Card, and Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]