The elimination actually happened on Oct 1, 2017, when JAL chose to not renew the generous discount that had been going on for several years. It was a great option for getting a..
Many of you will have read about this a few months ago, when the rate reduction took place. I did, and I even noted it in my list of redemption sweet spots, but still I complete..
It’s that time again, your quarterly reminder to activate next quarter’s bonus earning on all your credit cards offering rotating quarterly rewards.Chase FreedomIn the first quar..
I just upgraded my no-fee Amex Hilton card to a Surpass, with 75,000 bonus Hilton points after spending $3,000 in 3 months. Annual fee is $75. My offer did not have a “once in ..
As an independent businessperson, I’ve been enrolled in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act practically since it went into effect. Due to an unprecedented buildup of..
Thanks to the current promotion, I had the chance to dip my toe into the world of Best Western – my first post-hobby experience with them. I just want to report my experience, s..
Survivorship bias is one of those rare ideas that is at once instantly accessible and incredibly powerful. The classic explanation of survivorship bias is when a mutual fund comp..
I don’t normally find shopping portal promotions to be worth my time, which I assume is how this one slipped past me last month when Frequent Miler wrote about it: through
I’ve been traveling all week, but followed with interest the announcement that Marriott will be rebooting their credit card lineup, with “mass consumer,” “premium,” and “super pr..
I received an invitation to apply as a general Wyndham Rewards member. I don’t see it in the Barclay credit cards page, so it may not be public. In any cas..
Here’s a credit card opportunity I hadn’t noticed until recent days, when Doctor of Credit exposed a 35% transfer bonus from HSBC to British Airways through Jan 4, 2018. After s..
I have two fundamental travel aspirations:
- See the world.
- Get good value out of miles & points.
The 2 goals were in unison in my early days of the hobby. Seeing the world meant..
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One of the best sign up boni right now is the Barclay Aviator Red card. You get 60,000 AA miles after 1st pur..
One of the first posts I wrote here was about the 529 scam. I explained that 529 plans are a way for wealthy individuals to permanently shield an almost unlimited
I’m not sure how widely known this is, but per Flyertalk (see thread wiki), United recently took down the ability to contribute to Gift Registry / Travelbank. You can still use ..
Like a lot of people, I signed up for Moviepass when they recently lowered the monthly price to $9.95. Like so many people, in fact, that it took a few
I just got back from a few days in Maui with a group of friends. The variation of travel styles in the group was interesting. Some were super active thrill seekers who hiked in..
Just a quick reminder on this Cyber Monday, that I’m partnering with Ed from Pizza in Motion and Jeanne from Le Chic Geek to host a frequent traveler happy hour
I often talk about lifecycle effects when it comes to travel hacking. That’s what I call the phenomenon of people believing that travel hacking has become objectively more diffic..
Every once in a while you come across a seemingly insignificant coincidence that gives a different perspective on a question you thought you understood the answer to.I had one of
The title of this post may sound like a rhetorical question, but I assure you I don’t mean it that way. It’s a question I’ve been pondering for a while
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are getting some time off to be with loved ones and/or do some fun travel. For me it’s the latter. I’m onboard a refurbished AA 777-200 business ..
Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin announced last week that he couldn’t support the Senate tax reform bill because it failed to align the treatment of corporate income (which is ta..