The holiday season is a time to give back to those who are less fortunate and if you are considering making a donation from your credit cards rewards, be aware of the tax implications involved with this type of donation.
One of the more pervasive travel practices is calling something "free" when it's not. Like Southwest Airlines' clever Bags Fly Free campaign, which should actually be called, "Bags Are Included With Your Ticket." But it doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?
While running your own small business can be a deeply rewarding and exciting enterprise, you definitely need to play it smart to stay ahead of your competitors, even if they have far more resources at their disposal than you do.
At the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 101 in Willits, Calif., you'll find three service stations. But look closely before you pump gas, otherwise you could pay a lot more than you expect. What follows is a cautionary tale about junk fees from an industry we tend to ignore.
If you travel overseas, some merchants hope you won't bother to ask basic questions or do a little mental math before you plunk down your credit card. Don't turn off your brain when it comes to using money overseas. Because they're counting on you to.
While technology has advanced since, considering close to a century has passed since the idea of a credit card materialized, it's particularly surprising to note how little has actually changed with credit card technology.
Gift cards and cash are the top two gifts consumers want to receive this holiday season and prepaid cards continue to grow in popularity, sometimes as an alternative to a checking account and sometimes as a type of gift card.