Think that free trip insurance is all you need? Think again

When Monique Tubb’s adult daughter injured herself while vacationing in Colorado, she canceled the rest of her trip. Tubb was confident that her UnitedPlus Explorer card’s free trip insurance would cover all the additional expenses.

It didn’t. And now Tubb wants to know why the insurance company hasn’t paid her full claim. Read more “Think that free trip insurance is all you need? Think again”

Didn’t buy a trip insurance policy? Chase might have you covered

Sheri Schmidt’s husband suffers a massive stroke before their nonrefundable flight to Brazil.  Unfortunately, she didn’t purchase a trip insurance policy. JustFly informs her that a refund is not possible and that there will be hefty change fees associated with these tickets. But hold on — could her Chase credit card provide an answer to this problem? Read more “Didn’t buy a trip insurance policy? Chase might have you covered”

What you don’t know about billing cycles will blow your mind

Billing cycles can really mess with your head.

Don’t take my word for it. Consider what happened to Michael Dearing, a registered nurse from Chicago, when Comcast adjusted — or in his words “played with” — his billing cycles recently. Read more “What you don’t know about billing cycles will blow your mind”

Warning: When buying a $4,000 mini pig, do not use your debit card

When Meghan Robinson bought a mini pig named Peaches, she was devastated when the piglet was deemed unhealthy, and the sale fell through. But now she’s not only missing Peaches, but the breeder is refusing to refund the $4,000 Robinson paid for her. Read more “Warning: When buying a $4,000 mini pig, do not use your debit card”

Does your credit card offer enough travel insurance?

Is Dan Kriser overdoing it?

“I know that as long as you have a major credit card you don’t need to buy additional insurance when you rent a car,” says Kriser, an investment manager from Highland Park, Ill.. “But how about trip insurance when you travel?” Read more “Does your credit card offer enough travel insurance?”

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