How Birch calculates reward values

Alex Cohen Alex Cohen  | 

Credit card rewards are tricky. Apart from the face earning value of cards, like 2x points on groceries or 3x points on gas, there's an entirely different side of rewards that gets easily overlooked - the value those points or miles are worth when you go to redeem them. The only time these rewards are straightforward (usually) is when you're... Read more

Getting Started Birch

Is United Airlines trying to become more like Spirit?

Alex Cohen Alex Cohen  | 

Just a week ago, United announced that it was rolling out a brand new seat class: Basic Economy. You can read the full page on United's website. Here are the details you need to know. You're only allowed a personal item sized bag Board with the final group No Premier Qualifying Miles are earned Your seat is assigned at check... Read more

Travel News

Should College Students Have Credit Cards?

Grace Hinrichs Grace Hinrichs  | 

Starting college can be extremely hectic. You have to worry about getting the right professors, the cost of textbooks, and even whether or not you will like your roommates! So why would you ever want to add worrying about credit cards to that list? The unfortunate reality is that many students graduate with loads of student debt, so adding on... Read more

Newbies Credit Cards

Parents - If your kid is playing Pokémon Go, check your bank account!

Alex Cohen Alex Cohen  | 

Pokémon Go has taken off. Within a matter of days the app has reached record numbers of downloads and has more daily active users than Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram... and Snapchat. The game, developed through a partnership between Niantic Labs and Nintendo, is designed to let people explore their neighborhoods while catching Pokémon along the way. It's a truly... Read more


Product Hunt - By the Numbers

Alex Cohen Alex Cohen  | 

If you’re in the tech world, doing anything from building drones to developing a new B2B accounting solution, you’ve most likely heard of Product Hunt. What once used to be a hobby site for early adopters to find the next great tool, has now turned into a launching pad that drives enough exposure for a lot great startups... Read more