What Credit Card You Should Get If You Love to Go Out to Eat

Do you love to eat out frequently? Try new restaurants on a regular basis? If you consider yourself a foodie, you may want to consider picking out a credit card that rewards you every time you dine out. While you may know of credit cards that focus on giving you travel rewards or cash back for gas purchases, you should be aware that there are credit cards out there to enhance your dining experience by giving you rewards for eating out. In this article, we’ll take a look at several factors you should consider when looking for the right restaurant credit card as well as a list of some of the best credit cards to satiate your appetite for great rewards!Read More »

How Many Credit Cards Should I Have?

On average, Americans that actively use credit cards to make payments have 3 credit cards. Collectively, Americans make billions of credit card transactions – with good reason! Credit cards offer more secure forms of payment (try paying cash online!); credit card perks and benefits that can save you money on things like travel and price reductions; and, allow consumers to make payments, partial and full, at later dates. Plus, they build your credit score, which factors into how much lenders are willing to lend you or more favorable conditions when asking for a mortgage.Read More »

Should I Pay Off My Credit Card Every Month?

If you’re reading this article, chances are that you may have been told that keeping a balance on your credit card is a strategy for forming healthy credit. Unfortunately, this is a common credit card myth. The truth is that paying off your entire credit card balance by the due date every month is a better way of building credit. The key, however, is how you go about doing it.Read More »

Get the Most Out of Your Chase Sapphire Reserve Card

One of our goals at Sift is to help consumers get the biggest bang for their buck. Surprising to some, which credit card(s) you choose can have a large impact on how far your money goes and how much money you can get back. A lot of that is based on how you use your credit card, from travel and dining out to clothing and groceries. We’ll be taking a look at popular credit cards and which kind of spending they serve best, starting with the Chase Sapphire Reserve card.Read More »

What is Theft and Damage Protection?

Ever have a brand-new purchase break or stolen? It’s not a good feeling and you might end up feeling cheated. Many products don’t come with insurance unless it’s offered at an additional cost. Luckily, credit card companies offer something known as “theft and damage protection,” which may help you get reimbursed for some or all of the value of the stolen or damaged goods purchased with your credit card.

Curious to find out more? Let’s take a look at how theft and damage protection programs work and how using Sift could help take the sting out of stolen or damaged goods. Read More »

Extended Warranty Protection Explained

Like to shop often? Whether you’re buying a new cordless drill or plasma screen TV, you may hear a cashier ask you about purchasing an extended warranty. Before you consider buying the warranty, you may want to reconsider because your credit card may already have something called “extended warranty protection” built into it.

Curious to find out more? Let’s take a look at how your credit card’s extended warranty protection works.Read More »