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Logan Abbott

Logan Abbott is a personal finance and credit card expert with over 5 years of experience writing about each topic. He is a graduate of the USC Marshall School of Business, and also contributes to other online finance publications. He has been quoted in the New York Times, San Diego Union Tribune, TheStreet, and more.

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Recent Blogs

How to Book a Free Airline Rewards Ticket Without Getting Ripped Off

When a new customer chooses from the endless array of credit cards with airline miles rewards, there are many important factors that come into play. Annual fees, introductory rates, and the rate of mileage accrual must all be taken into careful consideration before choosing a card. But one aspect that often gets overlooked is perhaps also the most important: just how ‘rewarding’ are these airline rewards programs really?

Top 5 Facebook Pages to "Like" for Personal Finance

It’s amazing what social media has done to the landscape of the Internet. Nowadays, surfing the web just feels, to quote the Black Eyed Peas, “so 2008.” Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have now become the quickest way to receive personalized information. And that info doesn’t have to be just sports scores and celebrity gossip, but practically anything that could be of value - including personal finance. From stock market advice to credit card ratings, there’s a wealth of good money information on Facebook. You just need to know who to “like”.

How To Properly Destroy Your Credit Card

I love NBC's "The Office." I especially love Dwight K. Schrute. If you're familiar with the opening credits, then you may recall the repeating scene of Dwight destroying a credit card using his paper shredder. In this case, the act was used for dramatic effect, but it's true that this tactic works--given that your shredder is "man enough."  But what other options are there?  With credit and identity theft on the rise, it's imperative that consumers know some simple but effective techniques for destroying cards that have been closed or replaced. And if you've ever tried to destroy a credit card with your bare hands, you know it can be difficult. So here are the two best ways to make sure your old cards never fall into the hands of credit thieves.

US Mint Closes Airline Rewards Card Loophole

The U.S. Mint has closed a loophole that allowed owners of credit cards with airline miles to rack up free fares— without spending any money. Credit card users across the country are smacking their heads and asking themselves why they didn’t think of that earlier. In an effort to spread $1 coins into circulation, the U.S. Mint had been offering what it thought was a zero-sum deal to consumers: the ability for citizens to purchase large quantities of $1 coins at face value.  In other words, you charge $5,000 on your credit card, and a few days later $5,000-worth of $1 coins would arrive on your doorstep.

No Annual Fee Credit Cards: Are They Right For You?

As credit card lenders battle to regain the top spot in our wallets, we're seeing an onslaught of awesome credit card deals offering incentives like huge signup bonuses and newly revamped rewards programs.  However, there is one credit card perk that, at least for me, stands out from the rest—the almighty no annual fee.

No Annual Fee Credit Cards

The importance of no annual fee credit cards is fairly straight forward. While other credit card rewards can be complex and confusing, freeing yourself from a big annual fee benefits everyone in the same two ways: