Category: Credit Card Tips

When Your Airline Goes Bust: Protecting Yourself with Your Credit Card

Posted June 10, 2019 by CCC Staff in

If you’re like most Canadians, you’ve got some fun travel plans lined up for summertime. But travelling can be pricey, especially when you’re a family of four or more. (And don’t get me started on the high domestic flight prices in Canada.) This has led many Canadians to choosing discount airlines. But what happens when the airline you booked your ticket with goes bankrupt?

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Protecting Your Credit Card When Using Presto

Posted February 11, 2019 by CCC Staff in

Today transit systems across the world are modernizing their systems. One of the ways they’re doing this is with fare collection. Using Toronto as an example, transit riders used to only have the option of paying by cash. A few years ago that changed when the TTC started accepting credit cards.

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Marriott Reveals its New Rewards Program: Marriott Bonvoy

Posted February 9, 2019 by Sean Cooper in ,

A lot has been happening at Marriott International the past several months. Last summer Marriott International announced its plans to combine its three popular brands – Marriott, Starwood and St. Regis – as one loyalty portfolio. Members waited in anticipation for the new program that promised “unmatched benefits.” Now we finally know what it looks like. Here’s the inside scoop.

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What’s the Credit Card CVV and Why Does it Matter?

Posted January 9, 2019 by CCC Staff in

Everyone knows guarding your credit card number is important, but did you know that there’s another number on your credit card you should be guarding closely as well? Besides your credit card number, the most important number on your credit card is the CVV. You may have heard of this number, but do you truly understand what it is? Let’s take a closer look at what the CVV is and why it matters.

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Don’t cut up your credit card!

Posted October 10, 2018 by CCC Staff in

Cutting Up Credit Card

Have you shunned your credit cards once and for all? You’re not alone. Maybe you had a bad experience. If you’re dealing with a lot of high interest debt, it’s easy to blame credit cards. It can be tempting to finally pay off your outstanding balances, cut up your credit cards and be done with them once and for all. While you may have good intentions when you aim to live a credit card free lifestyle, it can come back to haunt you later on.

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