Episode 36 Is Credit Monitoring Still Important?

Welcome to another episode of Short Cuts on our No Annual Fee Podcast. I recently applied for a Home Equity Line of Credit and noticed that my FICO score was a bit lower than I expected. It got me wondering whether it is still important to monitor my credit report and check my credit score, […]

Episode 33: Negotiating Coronavirus Change Waivers

We’re trying something different on our No Annual Fee Podcast this week with a format called Short Cuts. In Short Cuts we’ll cover the latest points & miles news, and our take on recent developments, in short digestible shows with a singular topic. This week we’re talking Coronavirus change waivers, and how to navigate them […]

Shop Talk: AA Locking/Shutting Down Accounts

American Airlines has been locking and/or terminating accounts, and cancelling upcoming award travel for some. The common thread seems to be people who have received a number of credit card welcome bonuses, presumably related to the use of targeted Citi/AA mailers. This kinds of adverse action (from AA) has historically been reserved for people selling […]