A little bit ago, American Airlines changed their prices, but never made a new award chart. They made a mess of a page with tabs listing prices for each region, one region
When in comes to travel hacking, I personally believe that defense offers more consistent opportunities for gains than offense. If offense is making bold speculative plays that y..
Back in 2009, James Cameron released his visually spectacular Avatar. The movie was fine (good, not great in my opinion). But to be perfectly honest, its very existence annoyed me
My wife got the Dillard’s Amex over three years ago… not because we shop at Dillard’s a lot but because I was curious to see if they would send out
Everybody gets a song stuck in their brain sometimes, the only proven cure for which is putting on the song at maximum volume and belting it out in your underwear.Along with
We’re looking forward to our first cruise on Celebrity next month, where we will get to enjoy 4th of July at Sea, and then head on to enjoy some good
I’ve recently had occasion to take a look at a few options for booking paid hotel reservations, and have come across a peculiar situation on several cashback portals. Today I
Last Friday I posted a quick analysis of the American Express Blue Business Plus card, which earns 2 Membership Rewards points per dollar spent, on up to $50,000 in purchases
You may have heard that American Express has launched a new business credit card that earns 2 flexible Membership Rewards points per dollar spent everywhere, on up to $50,000 in
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 ..