Business Goldman Sachs Group Inc has teamed up with Apple Inc to issue credit cards that will be paired with iPhones and will help users manage their money, the Wall Street Journal reported https://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-goldman-sachs-team-up-on-credit-card-paired-with-iphone-11550750400 on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. 21 Feb 2019 09:26PM Bookmark REUTERS: Goldman Sachs Group Inc has teamed up with Apple Inc to issue credit cards that will be paired with iPhones and will help users manage their money, the Wall Street Journal reported https://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-goldman-sachs-team-up-on-credit-card-paired-with-iphone-11550750400 on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.The card, which will be linked with Apple's Wallet app, will allow users to set spending goals, track rewards, and manage balances, WSJ said.The new cards will be rolled out to employees for testing in next few weeks and will be launched later this year.The deal will … [Read more...] about Apple, Goldman Sachs to jointly launch credit card paired with iPhone: WSJ
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By Robb Engen Special to the Star Mon., Dec. 24, 2018 Avid credit card point collectors know that travel rewards can offer tremendous value, compared to a cash back or retail program. The top travel rewards credit cards typically come with an annual fee — but also come with generous bonus points worth hundreds of dollars in cash or travel, and/or waive annual fees in the first year, saving you big dollars. While your mileage may vary, the best travel rewards programs provide flexibility when it comes to redeeming points, including the ability to book travel with any provider and use your points to cover fees and taxes. Take advantage of other benefits, such as travel insurance coverage, airport lounge access, free checked bags, priority boarding and hotel upgrades. If a trip, and earning points toward it, are in your plans for the new year, then consider these top travel rewards credit cards on the market, along with their offers (as of Nov. 21, … [Read more...] about Here are the top travel rewards credit cards
By Robb Engen Special to the Star Tues., Sept. 25, 2018 There’s a fine art to saving money while you spend it. And whether you’re clipping coupons, shopping at thrift stores, or lining up at Costco to save on gas, the mark of a smart shopper is someone who is willing to go the extra mile to save a buck or two. While some frugality traits can border on the extreme, others require less effort than you might think. Take online shopping, for instance. Websites such as Ebates.ca and GreatCanadianRebates.ca offer consumers the chance to earn cash back from purchases made online. Simply pass through these portals on your way to retailers like Amazon.ca or TheBay.com, or before you book a hotel room on Expedia.ca, and you’ll not only earn cash back but also often get access to special coupons and discounts. Here’s how they work: Article Continued Below Ebates.ca: Launched in Canada in 2012, it now has 4.1 million members across Canada and offers … [Read more...] about How Canadian cash-back websites help consumers save money
By Paul Hunter Feature Writer Fri., Sept. 21, 2018 BEAMSVILLE, ONT.—The pristine wine bottles, neat rows of glistening glass weighing down the shelves, belie the precarious history of this vineyard. Its story was never this tidy. But the labels — with names such as Start From Scratch, Everything at Stake, The Big Reach and Rose Coloured Glasses — accurately parse what it took for one young couple to build a small, thriving winery on the Niagara peninsula. Christina and Andrew Brooks, two ex-waiters with no agricultural background, maxed out credit cards, started side businesses, twice faced bankruptcy and carried sleep-depriving mortgages, all to follow through on a far-fetched fantasy to become vineyard owners. While their experience, starting as two 20-somethings with no significant savings, isn’t a blueprint for the risk-averse, they showed it is possible to live out a romantic dream when they purchased an abandoned four-hectare … [Read more...] about Four credit cards, three mortgages, two side hustles: How to build a winery from scratch
source Matt Cardy/Getty Images For years, credit cards from JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and others have offered price protection, a benefit that refunds customers up to $500 if they buy an item and subsequently spot it cheaper somewhere else. Filing a claim was a laborious task, so few people ever did. Apps like Earny have emerged that use bots to automate the price-protection process, connecting with users’ email accounts to monitor purchases and hunt down refunds. Insiders say the rise of these tools and services has led to exponential growth in price-protection claims: “Nobody foresaw the onslaught of claims right now.” Citi recently revealed it would cut back on its price-protection offering, while Chase is planning to eliminate it entirely. Discover, which doesn’t work with apps like Earny, has cut other benefits but is keeping price … [Read more...] about For years, Chase and Citi credit cards offered a generous, under-the-radar benefit that protected customers. And then the bots arrived.