State-sponsored 529 savings plans are tax-advantaged estate planning tools that can also be used to save for “higher education” expenses, a category which was recently expanded t..
Luang Prabang is a special place where tradition lives on. Saffron-robed monks are easily spotted in temples along the streets and beyond, going about their daily lives. It’s b..
I mentioned earlier in the week that I’m planning a summer trip to the Czech Republic, and discussed some different strategies I’m considering for booking our first few nights in
I had an interesting exchange in the comments of this post with reader sh on the subject of portfolio protection. I won’t relitigate the question here since you can go
This January 1 I re-qualified for another 12 months of the Milenomics BYOE program. That’s right, 12 more months of this program level (Titanium). I won’t do near..
I’m currently in the middle of planning a summer trip to the Czech Republic to revisit some of my old haunts and check out the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
AKA “normal people”. A friend just stayed in a Hyatt for ~9 days, spending over $700 before taxes (“eligible amount”). He excitedly logged in to his account to see how many poi..
“Brandon asks” is a Reader Q&A series where we take real questions from real people and do our best to provide helpful unbiased information on navigating the points & miles..
Immigration has emerged somewhat abruptly and I gather somewhat unexpectedly as a major political issue in 2018 due to the president’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Chi..
Credit Card ShutdownsAs documented by Miles Per Day, Vinh has posted several credit card shutdowns from various readers as data points. The shut downs were all across the board,..
Today we’re introducing a new category here on Milenomics: Family Travel. Those of you who aren’t concerned with Miles, Cashback, Banks, or any other of the editorial type rants ..
Last week we opened tickets to this March’s ResellingDO in Napa, California – aptly named NapaDO.These events are so valuable for two reasons – the people that attend them, and
Today’s post is another guest contribution from Robert Dwyer about his experience with a new restaurant reservation and rewards app called Seated. You can follow all Robert’s cul..
Shaved ice tastes even sweeter when passively earning miles and cashback
There are a ton of ways to earn rewards when dining out in addition to the rewards your credit card
Get together with your travel companions and visualize a demand schedule
Milenomics teaches us the importance of a demand schedule. It reinforces the idea of having travel goals ..
Robert and I are starting a new feature here at Milenomics, a Reader Mailbag of sorts. You can contact me via my email link in the top, or tweet either
Back in November several shopping portals started running promotions offering bonus points if you signed up for an 8-week digital trial subscription to the Wall Street Journal an..
Downside risk protection is one of the more interesting things to think about in investing. After all, if you ask me, “should I own US stocks or international stocks?” my
I just want to say a few words, then I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. I went to Torres del Paine (TDP) in March 2016 and did the 5-day “W” hike on my own (actually, I..
I’ve recently read and listened to a number of interviews and stories about Harvard scholar Graham Alison’s recent book “Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides..
Today we’re back on the Risky Business topic, with an offer for using what we know to step up to the next level. Absolutely not #101 level stuff here, so
If you are primarily focused on hacking leisure travel, “choosing” between Hilton and Hyatt doesn’t make much sense: earn Hilton Honors points with manufactured spend at grocery ..
After ResellingDO Special Edition last year, many asked for another smaller DO in a cool location. Napa was a logical destination because of a number of factors, and it will be