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
Judging by the headlines in my RSS reader last week, I was dreading looking into the devastating, unannounced Hilton devaluation that apparently happened under the cover of darkn..
This week I wrote about the prepaid tuition plans offered by Washington state and Virginia. To close out the week I wanted to share a brief roundup of the other
Today’s Brandon Asks is from reader Oscar who wants help with the following:
I am relatively new to travel rewards. I have been able to book a few domestic flights with
Yesterday I described the best prepaid tuition plan I know of, Washington state’s Guaranteed Education Tuition plan, which allows you to place a tax-free bet on the trajectory of..
I’ve written extensively about 529 college savings plans, which are a way for the wealthy to permanently shield intergenerational transfers of appreciated assets from taxation wh..
It should come as no surprise that I love podcasts. I’ve been hosting and producing the Saverocity Observation Deck miles and points podcast with Trevor and formerly Joe Cortez for
There are a couple current and upcoming manufactured spend opportunities I want to make sure readers are aware of.Office Depot/OfficeMax Visa gift card promotion through March 17..
I’ve been thinking lately about the role taxes play in calculating investment returns. It’s not a question that’s very relevant to most people, since for the vast majority of Ame..
I’ve been batting this idea around in my mind for a while now while trying to discern why certain deals are worth pursuing while others can be a waste of
It’s been widely reported in recent days that American Express is ending its OPEN savings program for small business credit cards on June 1, 2018. Long-time blog subscribers know..
Do you save money with the Disney Dining plan? My stance on the Disney Dining Plan for years has been simple. I’d always say something along the lines of, “The
All the way back in October I wrote about the announcement of a partnership between Oasis, a luxury short-term home and apartment rental company, and the World of Hyatt loyalty
We attempted to break the mold–yet again–with NapaDO. We kind’ve broke the mold with the first few ResellingDO’s. That said the Merryvale winery, that is graciously working with ..
I’ve seen a few posts from folks lately about US Bank’s introduction of so-called “Real-Time Rewards,” which allow you to book travel reservations with your card directly instead..
When I tell people I took a 9 hour train across Sri Lanka, half of the time standing on the jam-packed car without air conditioning, almost unable to move an inch, the reactions ..
SPG is my favorite program for low category hotel redemptions. They have the most such properties that are interesting throughout the world – even in Western Europe, as you’ll s..
“Sam, the funniest thing happened, I was cleaning my car and I found an old unopened $500 VGC. Hilarious, right?”
No. Not hilarious.
Or maybe you’ve cleaned out a drawer and found
Paired with a ride on the World Famous Jungle Cruise, Skipper’s Canteen is one of our favorites
We’re just back from a trip to Walt Disney World during the week Massachusetts
I’ve been watching with interest as datapoints have rolled in of American Express signup bonuses being denied to people who meet the minimum spend requirement with manufactured s..
The lives of Americans my age are overwhelmingly defined by a single formative experience. Not the September 11 attacks, which happened at the beginning of my junior year of high
Some people, including myself, are seeing a 75k offer for upgrading their no-annual fee Amex Hilton Honors card to the $95 annual fee Ascend card (aka Surpass refresh). Importan..
Cinderella’s Castle at dusk
We’re just back from a trip to Walt Disney World during the week Massachusetts schools have off for President’s Day each February. The weather was per..