On my recent trip to Lexington, Kentucky, I stayed at my favorite downtown hotel, the Hyatt Regency Lexington. It’s got a great central location and a decent restaurant downstair..
I am on the record as skeptical of the value of paying a roboadvisor to execute capital-loss harvesting, but capital-gain and capital-loss harvesting is a subject that excites fi..
I cleaned out my wardrobe a little the other day (read: threw out one t-shirt) and marveled at what clothes I appreciate the most. When it comes to travel, I’ve
Last summer, Diamonde the Giraffe flew to United Arab Emirates and visited the Grand Hyatt Dubai. Who knew that she’d be getting involved with Delta SkyMiles and Lyft?
In April I wrote a post trying to figure out what kind of award space Delta makes available to their partners, since the space they make to their own members
I have written elsewhere about the importance of what I call “compounding discipline:” the deliberate choice to take the return you earn on alternative, irregular, and weird acti..
One of Charlie Munger’s beloved aphorisms is to “fish where the fish are.” It doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed to succeed, but you’re much more likely to succeed than trying to
I rarely pretend that my posts are supposed to be “timely,” but since the new Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card, with its $0 base fare companion
Let me state right off the bat: I love alternative investments. Today there are a huge range of opportunities to invest outside of the public markets, and I’ve written about some
I’ve been catching up on some episodes of a podcast targeted towards financial independence enthusiasts called ChooseFI. The hosts make up for a fairly rudimentary understanding ..
On Sunday I wrote about what I consider a fairly important oversight in the world of financial independence enthusiasts: a glaring disregard for just how minimal the taxes they s..
A while ago the founder of the website Points For Trips reached out to me to advertise on this blog (you can see their ad in the righthand sidebar). I
Finance hacking enthusiasts spend a vast amount of time minimizing the taxes they pay and shielding income and assets from taxation in the future. These techniques range from the..
Since the White House finally got around to announcing the outlines of their tax reform plan today, I want to briefly address an issue that’s generally ignored in discussions of ..
Like anyone who does a fair amount of paid and award travel on Delta, I’ve been annoyed by their “flexible” award prices, which are generally calibrated to ensure you don’t
If you have your eyes open, one of the first curious things you notice about the “FIRE” community (Financial Independence, Retire Early) is their fixation on real estate. For exa..
Reviewing the 7 foreign airline co-branded credit cards issued by US banks that I covered in this series, the cards can be handily arranged into 3 groups:Cards worth getting and
Its a few days after Tax Day in the United States, and while you may be still getting over it, it never hurts to consider next year. So to, this
One of the great advantages of being self-employed is the ability to open and manage your own small business retirement account. Employed people have to either take or leave thei..
As you may have heard, US stocks are expensive. You may even think you know what that means. Personally, I have no idea.I buy organic milk. Organic milk costs more than milk
It’s been a while since we’ve done a Maryland Meet-up, perhaps a bit longer than a while. So why not change that? Saturday, April 22. Starting around 12 noon (why not
Here we are, number 7, the final foreign airline co-branded credit card in this series. Today we tackle what might be the best foreign airline co-branded credit card of all:
With just two foreign airline co-branded credit cards to go in the series, today’s edition covers the Virgin Atlantic co-branded credit card issued by Bank of America.Virgin Atla..