With the holidays just around the corner, purchasing gifts for family and friends can potentially put a dent in your budget or delay your efforts to pay off your debts. Consider these almost-free gift ideas from SavvyMoney.com.
How easy is it to pay for your online holiday purchases with Visa Checkout? Watch ballerina Maria Kochetkova pay for gifts for her fellow dancers while they all dancing the Nutcracker. And in many cities, you can use Visa Checkout to buy your Nutcracker tickets, or tickets to a game or movie.
Not long ago there was just one way you could pay for a rental car – by credit card. Now, many car rental agencies let you book and pay for a car with a debit card. What are the pros and cons of using each kind of card? And which method of payment makes sense for you?
Although Black Friday deals can be nice, if you’d like to stay home this year but still want to give gifts your family and friends will value, consider gift cards, and keep in mind that the packaging can make or break a gift card as a present.
Once you’ve enrolled in Visa Checkout, you could pay for your pizza dinner without ending your family’s game of backyard touch football. Or over Thanksgiving weekend, when you’re channel surfing between multiple bowl games and you don’t want to miss any action, you can order a pizza and pay for it without getting off the couch or setting down your remote!
Look into a Millennial’s wallet and what are the odds that you’ll see a credit card? Only 37%! Millennials, after weathering the Great Recession and becoming averse to financial risk, generally see a credit card as a means to spend money they don’t have and a sure-fire way to go into deep debt. Meanwhile, in the long term, by not using credit cards as a credit building tool, they could be putting their future credit at risk.
If you’re like 88% of American households, you will sit down for a Thanksgiving dinner with a turkey. That turkey will weigh, on average, 16 pounds, and you’ll end up eating 3,000 calories. You’ll also be participating in one of the most crucial days in the U.S. economy. Learn some facts and stats about this special holiday and how you might save some money and eat fewer calories this year.
Want to see an EMV chip card in action? Watch this video showing that a Visa credit card – like your Alliant Visa Platinum or Alliant Visa Platinum Rewards credit card – can be used in both new, EMV-chip-reading terminals and in traditional, magnetic-stripe swipe-only terminals.