I’ve been wondering whether I overrate high annual fee credit cards travel credits. The general argument is that you can subtract the travel credit from your annual fee, but I’m starting to rethink that. Do they really offset and justify the high annual fees?
I came up with a brilliant idea the other day. Write about a credit card almost half a year after everyone stopped hyping it! People will love it! Joking aside, a friend of mine, who will remain unnamed to protect her innocence, apparently did not know the Chase Sapphire Reserve offered a Global Entry credit. […]
One of my favorite Saverocity personalities, Robert Dwyer, and I both enjoy listening to the Mighty Men of Mouse podcast (Disney stuff). On Episode 306 they had a brief discussion about travel rewards. Their sensible conclusion was that they don’t want to expend the mental bandwidth to keep track of it all. Travel hacking takes a lot […]
I experienced the nightmare scenario the other week – a lost gift card. Two, to be precise. I had loaded of these Simon gift cards with the standard amount. I remember taking them out to use and then finding my desired purchase at Staples out of stock (shocker).Fast forward a day and I looked for […]
Anyone who writes in this space inevitably gets asked, “So, what credit card should I sign up for?” Experienced vets know that’s a very complicated question, dependent on your travel goals, budget, liquidation bandwidth (if applicable), family size, etc. etc. But that won’t stop people from asking the question, so I thought I’d put together […]