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Can I use JAL card when I’m in Japan?

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Yes, you can use your JAL USA Card outside of the US anywhere Mastercard cards are accepted. But remember that Japan Airlines card charges a foreign transaction fee of 3%. That can be a considerable sum if you plan to use your card a lot.
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Hello, I frequently take Uber rides and I recently found out that Uber offers their own credit card. What are the features and benefits that are included with it and do you think it’s worth applying for?

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The Uber credit card offers multiple benefits including a sign-up bonus and rewards earning system. By spending a total of $500 on purchases in the first 90 days, you will earn $100 back. Continue reading

What is Mastercard exchange rate and how it is different from a credit card’s foreign transaction fee?

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Mastercard is a payment network and all payment networks set their own exchange rates that you receive when use your card overseas. Continue reading

I see many credit cards advertised as having no foreign transaction fee. What does this mean? Is it important for me to have a card like this?

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A foreign transaction fee is what the credit card processing network charges every time you make a purchase in another country. Usually this fee is 2-3% of your purchase. Continue reading

I’m planning to have a trip and will fly with Alaska Airlines. I wonder if I can get a free ticket with them. I don’t want to apply for their credit card because I’m a rare traveler. Also, I would like a card without foreign transaction fees.

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Discover credit cards do not have foreign transaction fees. For example, the Discover it® Miles credit card can be a good option for you. The card has miles rewards program and matches earned miles at the end of your first year. For example, if you earn 35,000 Miles,… Continue reading

I am heading to Europe soon for a few weeks. Someone told me to be sure to request a “chip and PIN” credit card. What is that? And is there anything else I need to do?

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Chip and PIN technology is considered to be more secure and is widely used in Europe. The credit card comes with an embedded chip and a PIN number. You may have problems using credit cards with magnetic strip technology in Europe as most countries there have made the conversion to the newer chip… Continue reading

I am about to take a trip abroad and I was thinking of using my debit card while I’m away. Is this a good idea?

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When travelling outside of the country one of the biggest concerns is how to pay for things. While it is a good idea to have a little cash on you, many travelers opt to put whatever expenses they can onto a credit or debit card. This is because there can be hefty fees applied when […] Continue reading

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