Alice Bryant's blog

Home / Blog / Alice Bryant's blog

What Is The Most Widely Accepted Credit Card?

Credit cards are important tools for purchasing, both at home and abroad. At home, credit cards are an easy way to build credit while paying off purchases. In other countries, getting cash can be very costly with foreign currency withdrawal charges at local ATMs. Furthermore, you want to have a minimal amount of cash on you in case you are robbed. Credit cards seem to be the best option when it comes to money while traveling and a smart choice while at home. However, having a credit card is only helpful if it is accepted.

What Benefits Do Visa Signature Credit Cards Provide?

If the credit card in your pocket has the words “Visa Signature” on it, you are eligible for all sorts of extra perks. Not only do these credit cards offer the normal cash back, points, and miles programs, but the extra Signature rewards and features are endless. Here are some of the complimentary benefits that Visa Signature provides in addition to your card’s existing rewards:

Credit Cards That Offer Free Monthly FICO Credit Scores

Knowing your credit score is very important to maintaining good credit. However, many people don’t understand how to go about finding their score. is the only place where you can get your credit report for free, but this report can only be retrieved once per year. It used to be that the only way to get a genuine FICO credit score every month was to pay a service such as or Equifax. Normally it costs between $10 and $20 per month.

Are Airline Miles Frequent Flier Programs Suffering From Inflation?

Frequent flier programs are one of the huge perks of using credit cards in this day and age.  People love watching their points add up, so they can take a special trip for free.  However, free flights come at a price.  And that price is getting a little more expensive.

Deferred Interest Credit Cards: Why They May Be Dangerous to Consumers

Buy now and pay later.  Sounds great, right? Best Buy, Home Depot, and Walmart are just some of the many retailers that offer these deferred interest credit cards.  Advertised as a free credit card with 0% interest that you can get right on the spot, deferred interest credit cards sound like a dream come true.

But there’s a catch.  These cards can end up costing you a lot more money than you think.  Take a look below before you commit yourself to something you may not want.

Walmart Credit Card Review: Is It Worth It?

Like most retailers these days, Walmart has its own store credit card, but is it really worth it? Lets take a look.


Like most retailers it comes with a lot of flashy promotions. The latest attempt to hook shoppers is a $25 savings when you spend open a Walmart Credit Card and spend $75 in your first visit. Sounds nice, but nothing too special. When you consider most cards on the market these days give you at minimum a year long introductory zero percent APR, a measly $25 bucks really isn't that much in the big picture.


5 Reasons 20 Somethings Prefer Discover

For most people in their 20s, keeping their finances organized is probably not too high on their list. After just getting out of college, most recent graduates either have a credit card with a hefty balance or no credit card or credit history. The Discover It card can and will fix these problems for those millennials trying to get ahead in the financial world while at the same time earning some great perks along the way.

Breaking It Down: What's a Credit Card Issuer?

It's a simple question and common question asked by many - what exactly is a credit card issuer? If you're surfing around financial websites you've probably read the term a thousand times, but what exactly does it mean and how does it affect you? Who are they, how do they work, and what really happens when you swipe that plastic?

Some Facts About Discover Cards That You May Not Know

I’m willing to bet in your lifetime you’ve had more than one Visa or MasterCard (whether it was a Debit or Credit card). In all likelihood you’ve had an American Express at least once. And I’m also willing to bet if you are a hard bargainer and looking for great deals, you have probably acquired a Discover Card as well.

Here’s are some things about Discover you may not know.

Five Credit Cards for Back-To-School Savings

While the days of summer get a little shorter and that school supply list gets a little longer, here’s five credit cards that will help you save on those inevitable back-to-school expenses.
Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express