This is a continuation of my Romania trip report. See also: Part 1, which established general expectations of Transylvania.
The highlight of this trip is Balea Lake, a glacial la..
With October 1 around the corner, it’s time to make sure you’ve activated your credit cards’ quarterly bonus earning categories.Chase FreedomIn the fourth quarter of 2018, Chase ..
Welcome to another edition of Shop Talk where we discuss what’s going on in our personal points & miles space and highlight what we think is interesting in the broader
I just returned from 9 days traveling around Romania. Specifically, Transylvania. I didn’t have a good idea of what it’s like before I went. Especially in the miles and points..
Today’s Brandon Asks question comes from Rich, who writes: “I have never dipped my toe into bank bonuses. I’ve seen that Discover Bank will pay $200 to park $25K for
The other day I went down to the mall and happened to arrive during a shift change at the customer service desk. I wandered over to a row of couches
I’m literally in the middle of writing about my Hilton redemptions in Romania. 7 nights this month set me back 60,000 Hilton points (without 5th night free).
I happen to go to Hi..
It seems like a week of time sensitive posts here on the blog. First came news that Plastiq’s summer promo was ending a little later than expected. Next, Robert wrote
This should probably be a #veryshortblogpost. Posting here pushes it directly to anyone who subscribes by email but doesn’t check twitter 24/7. The time sensitive nature of this ..
A headline passed across my Twitter feed yesterday that seemed like a good bank account signup bonus: “$500 Bonus for New Money Market Account at Capital One.” $500 is a
Back from a quick trip to Florida with my family, I’m energized over how smooth our travel with a little one has been these past 3 years. Family travel seems
Editor: We’re debuting a new feature here on the blog, “The Great Debate.” This format is a back and forth between anonymous writers who will argue for/against an overall point.
A few days ago I saw Frequent Miler post some datapoints describing how folks who carry both the personal Barclays JetBlue Plus Mastercard and the JetBlue Business Card were rece..
I wrote back in April about my misfired attempt to use US Bank Real-Time Rewards to pay for a hotel stay, learning the boring way that they really do enforce
I’ve been an enthusiastic fan of high-interest checking and savings accounts ever since you could earn 6% APY on your PayPal account balance back in the early 2000’s (unfortunate..
I got the chance to take my second Disney cruise, a four night Bahamian cruise on the Disney Dream. I spent quite a bit of time debating the best Disney
When I was in college, I had the chance to take a road trip with my buddies across the United States. We made the grave mistake of stopping by Jamba
We’re back with a Brandon asks post today on a topic that I’m sure many of you can relate to. Today’s Brandon Asks question comes from reader Phil, who writes:
Modestly improved investor education and extensive marketing have made investors today more conscious of the costs of their investment decisions, and helped promote the use of in..
The difficult thing about writing about Choice Privileges is that they have so many properties it can be tough to know precisely where to focus: the 6,000-point Quality Inn in
Updated: Aug 23, 2018
This is every Club Carlson hotel viewable by category. Enjoy.
(Click in the top right corner for full screen)
Category 1 = 9,000 points
Category 2 = 15,0..
A few years back I went on a bit of a kick about Choice Privileges, the loyalty program of Choice Hotels International. My conclusion was that while the program wasn’t
I wrote last month about Vanguard’s announcement of commission-free ETF trading coming “in August.” Well, it’s August, and commission-free ETF trading is here!
Which ETF’s are co..