A few years back I went on a bit of a kick about Choice Privileges, the loyalty program of Choice Hotels International. My conclusion was that while the program wasn’t
I wrote last month about Vanguard’s announcement of commission-free ETF trading coming “in August.” Well, it’s August, and commission-free ETF trading is here!
Which ETF’s are co..
Have you accumulated tens or hundreds of thousands of miles, but you just can’t figure out how to use them? Would you like award alerts that get you straight to
In the wake of the Republican smash-and-grab tax heist of 2017, many American corporations have had to decide what to do with their freshly repatriated profits and newly distende..
I’m just back from Soave Italy via Des Moines, Iowa. (I know.) I’m also just off my most miserable hotel stay in a long time.To be fair, the problem had
I always assumed room availability for the Chase free night certificate and IHG’s Reward/points are the same. Turns out they aren’t. In fact, there can be WAY more availability f..
Chase recently announced they’re partnering with Expedia as the online travel agent for Ultimate Rewards redemptions. This change occurred with the Chase Freedom card on August 1..
Welcome to another edition of Shop Talk, our podcast on paper. This week we’re going to discuss hotel elite status. A big part of the Milenomics mindset is to Be
Which airline has the best award availability?
This post will break down award availability for international flights overall, and compare different categories: Economy vs busine..
Oren’s Money Saver returns to talk about tips for visiting Israel, his move to Israel, and most crazily, running a successful reselling business FROM Israel. ..
Quick Summary: We just completed a stay at the St Regis Washington DC. Although it’s a very nice property, don’t expect a lot of leverage out of SPG Platinum status.
The problem with FlyingBlue’s replacement of an award chart with a Miles “calculator”, is that you don’t know which flights are the cheapest, until you think to search for the
About a year or so ago I noticed a cliche spreading among a certain set of prominent investors and money managers: that a key obstacle to success among young people
We decided a week ago to take a short-notice trip from Boston to Washington DC this weekend. Since AA and JetBlue serve the BOS-DCA direct route, the conventional wisdom is
Putting tourist info from places like the WorldBank and country data into spreadsheets, we’re visually displaying four ways of measuring how touristy a country is:
# of Tourists..
Back in November, 2015, Barclaycard devalued their Arrival Plus card in two ways:they lowered the rebate on points redeemed for travel statement credits from 10% to 5%;and they r..
A trip to Europe in April is on our Family Demand Schedule for 2019. I haven’t been able to find award availability until just recently. Here’s how I booked it, using
All the way back in November, 2016, I took advantage of an Atlantic City Borgata promotion for free slot play and made a few hundred dollars during a weekend trip
In the recent weeks it has been reported that American Express is now hard limiting offers to one per person. As a group the Manufactured Spending group, caused AMEX to
So I finally tried out Southwest (my impressions here). Ironically, although Southwest gets labeled by many as one of the most “family friendly” airlines, I traveled without mine..
One of the hardest lessons to learn in travel hacking is knowing when to let go of a trip, particularly when it is ‘free’.Recently, we took another gamble on Vegas.
It’s often pointed out that Americans are the only people in the developed world who don’t have access to guaranteed paid leave from their jobs to care for themselves and
Last month I wrote about a range of available non-retirement investment accounts and broke down some advantages and disadvantages of each. When it came to 529 college savings acc..