I wrote a few weeks back about the maze of rules relating to the elimination of change fees by most US carriers. My basic conclusion was that eliminating fees is
On last week’s episode of the Manifesto, I spoke with Justin Vacula of the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast about a suite of browser and mobile apps you can use to
Become a Patron!Since the original CARES act in March, I’ve been trying to provide practical, real-world guidance on the nuances of federal and state aid to unemployed and self-e..
If you’ve been following the airline industry at all for the last 6 months, you know that lots of US airlines have made their COVID-19 change and cancellation fee waiver
TL;DR: Transfer 3000 miles from 2 different partners; miles will be extended after 36 hours.
I had a sizable amount of Asia Miles expire Jan 31, 2021, I just extended them and now..
Become a Patron!In my Wednesday review of Ron Lieber’s college-cost book I promised my own streamlined take on how to think about higher education. One of the great shortcomings of
Become a Patron!Before I was a travel hacker, I was a higher education hacker. In fact, the first glimpse I had behind the rickety infrastructure of the modern economy was
For those unfamiliar, Delaware North is a concessionaire that operates hotels, restaurants, and campsites at many parks and forests in the United States. They don’t offer their o..
Become a Patron!Like everyone on the internet, for the last few days I’ve been following the fascinating and hilarious story of the little message board that made a small dent
Robert chats with Robin Hutson from Luxe Recess about luxury family travel trends, blending points & miles with a trip booked through a full-service…
Editor’s Note: The following Post is Guest written by Matt from Miles Earn and Burn. Special thanks to Matt for putting this resource together….
I received an offer via email the other day for a wine-focused rewards credit card I’ve been monitoring for a while, the Grand Reserve…
We’re back today with a show we’ve talked about recording for some time now. The topic of booking travel in 2021 is a unique…
The New York Times Magazine had an article in yesterday’s paper issue (although, confusingly, it’s been available online since last week) about travel hacking. I spoke to the aut..
Become a Patron!For as long as I’ve been writing about money, I’ve been saying almost everybody owns too many bonds. My argument has nothing to do with “risk” or “volatility”
There are quite a few current and expired offers floating around right now that I want to put in one place to make it easy for readers (and me) to
We’re back with a packed No Annual Fee episode of the podcast. Let’s get right into it… 0:22 2021 Amex Perks/Offers (Summary from Amex)…
Last week I took a road trip to neighboring Delaware to check out some of the beach communities we missed on our trip to Exmore in August. It was a
Become a Patron!One of the most immediate consequences of the laziness of finance and economics reporters is that they’re incapable of exerting themselves to understand any issue..
I recently accepted a retention offer on my Citi Prestige card and bungled the timing of the spending requirement. I called Citi and discovered…
It’s a Festivus for the rest of us! We gather around the aluminum pole one last time and discuss our airing of grievances (it’s 2020, there were a lot),
This is the most generous retention offer I’ve ever encountered.
Today I called Amex to see if there was any retention offer on my Aspire card, since I barely used the benefits ..
Become a Patron!When financial professionals talk about investing, the conversation invariably turns to the question of “risks.” This is a term of art only vaguely related to its..