There is a tendency in financial journalism to refer to a company’s market capitalization as what the company is “worth,” or its “value.” This tendency is most pronounced when pe..
There are lots of people who enjoy their jobs, who find that their jobs give their life meaning, or who think that wage labor is the natural order of the universe
In the last few months I’ve written a couple posts about booking award travel on Virgin America, with Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles and with HawaiianMiles, mentioning a few ..
Last week I wrote about the simple path anyone can follow in order to go to college for free (and explained why I think almost no one takes it).Some commenters objected
One of the most important things you can learn as you study finance and investing is that the markets do not care about you. This is, on the one hand, terrific news:
While the income tax code is packed full of adjustments and credits for “reservists, performing artists, and
fee-basis government officials” and those engaging in “domestic produ..
I was chatting yesterday with someone who has had a lot of success with Marriott recently, taking advantage of a number of opportunities that currently intersect due to the merger
Since this is the first bull market during which I’ve been invested in the stock market, it’s been interesting observing my emotions as US stocks have marched steadily higher. My..
This is a subject I’ve written about before on the Saverocity Forum, but now that I’ve got this whole finance blog I can share it with a bigger, smaller, or at
Capitalism has always been subject to periodic crises. It’s now very fashionable to refer to “Minsky moments,” but you don’t need any training in economic theory to observe that,..
People are talking about Hilton’s recent announcement that they’ll be eliminating the concept of hotel award categories and charging whatever they think is fair for a free night ..
529 plans are special accounts authorized by their eponymous section of the Internal Revenue Code, “sponsored” by the states and administered, with some exceptions, by Upromise I..
It’s treated as a platitude that interest rates are at “historically low levels,” that the Federal Reserve has just begun tightening US monetary policy, that it anticipates raisi..
Between this blog and my travel hacking blog, at least 90% of my income comes from self-employment. I’m not even paid through a partnership or S corporation; I just get deposits ..
I’ve learned a lot over the past eight years, first through traveling with my wife, then with my daughter, and now as a family of four. It’s easy to blog
I’ve never had a card that offered Global Entry or Precheck fee reimbursement because I don’t pay $450 annual fees, but a generous reader with many, many more such credits
Just what the world needs, another personal finance blog
Personal finance journalism as an industry has a problem: it’s too often directed at the people who need it least. It shou..
Hawaiian Airlines is a traditional US carrier that flies between the Hawaiian islands and between Hawaii and the Western United States as well as New York’s JFK airport, and from
When a good deal comes along, especially if it doesn’t have a designated expiration date, folks often talk about whether the deal is “sustainable” or not. The general idea is
Earlier this month I wrote about the BankAmericard Travel Rewards credit card and Bank of America Preferred Rewards Platinum Honors, and favorably compared that combination to so..
This is a review of “Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market” by Walter Bagehot. You can find all my previous book reviews here. If you’re interested in buying
Last year I did a fair amount of waffling back and forth on whether to requalify as a Hyatt Diamond for 2017. After the new World of Hyatt program was
Late last year I tried to take advantage of an increased portal payout at an online merchant by buying a few thousand dollars of electronics which, if the portal had