This article is for my non-travel addict friends who see my pictures on social media and think I either won the lottery and/or quit my job. In fact, I haven’t accomplished eithe..
A few months ago, I got several emails from Citi with the title “Notice of account closure“. They were closing several of my no-fee cards for inactivity. There was no warning o..
It seems that the travel hacking community has been thrown into one of its periodic panics, first over the loss of a popular gift card reselling opportunity and then an
To call the finance industry a “mixed bag” would be a gross understatement. There are a few functions essential to industrial capitalism that banks, bill brokers, and financiers ..
One Mile at a Time writes that AA will start flying seasonally between Dallas (DFW) and Keflavik (KEF) in summer 2018. I’m excited for 3 reasons:
- It’s a fully flat bed in busin..
You have a full time job with limited vacation days. Time is of the essence – but so is enjoying your trip. Cramming a bunch of activities in a short time is great – if you enj..
I’m talking about the Best Western Rewards Premium Mastercard from FNBO, which has a sign up bonus (SUB) of 50,000 points after $1,000 spend. The landing page advertises it as “..
Hi! I’m italdesign from Saverocity forums (great community). I decided there weren’t enough points & travel blogs, so I am starting my own blog.
Actually, here’s what happened. ..
I am on the record believing that much of the caterwauling about the end of travel hacking is essentially an artifact of individual travel hackers aging and having more responsib..
Back during the Affordable Care Act repeal debate I wrote pretty extensively about the threat repeal posed to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship by preventing self-employed peopl..
I think that, to a degree that sometimes seems unusual in these heated times, I enjoy reading and listening to people who don’t just disagree with me, but fundamentally disagree
I recently wrote about my trip to Europe which involved a very expensive cab ride about 50% of the way around Lake Geneva, from Lausanne, Switzerland, to Evian-les-Bains, France…
On Friday I wrote about how people making payments in excess of the minimum to student loans need to make sure their student loan servicers have instructions to credit the
There’s no subject personal finance bloggers love gushing over more than compound interest. Conjure up a conveniently “assumed” rate of return, give it a few decades or a few cen..
Back in September I wrote about how structuring your borrowing and investing decisions properly in the first place is superior to continually trying to optimize and re-optimize t..
Last year, I partnered with Richard Kerr and Travel Hacking Award Travel 101 to host a Toys for Tots Happy Hour.
Frequent Travelers Do Great ThingsLast year you (the travel hacki..
Status quo bias is one of the most powerful forces in American political life, and to overcome it a party or faction usually requires some combination of internal unity, lobbyist
I’ve been reading with interest this morning about the revamped lineup of co-branded Hilton Honors credit cards American Express will be launching soon. Since I earn a lot of Hil..
I sometimes come across a moderately sophisticated intuition, and find that while I don’t strictly speaking agree or disagree with it, I do find it basically meaningless without ..
If you spend much time around here, you know that I like flying on Delta. There are some catches, of course: if you prefer flying on Delta you’ll probably want
A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing, and last week the New York Times published a pearl-clutching article that contained a little bit of knowledge. They reported that
This week I’m on my first big vacation since last summer’s Club Carlson-financed trip around Central Europe, which means it’s time for one of my patented anatomies of an award
I have never felt the impulse to constantly repeat, here on the blog, every manufactured spend technique that still works. People periodically send me e-mails or leave comments o..