October 2020. I visited Zion National Park for the first time. When I reached the town of Springdale and the Zion canyon wall appeared before my eyes, it was a sight I’ll never ..
Become a Patron!There has been a fair amount of confusion and chaos around changes made to the taxation of unemployment compensation in the American Rescue Plan, so as I’m finish..
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Many of you reading this might not even know there is a podcast called The Milenomics Second Podcast (MSP). We’re celebrating on the blog…
One of the advantages of carrying multiple Citi ThankYou credit cards has been the ability to combine: Points into a single account The best…
A couple weeks ago I wrote about my first experiences redeeming Safeway’s just 4 U rewards points and described how by triggering more than one reward with the same purchase,
We’ve got a full show today. Let’s get right into it… 0:25 Q2 2021 5x Categories Chase Freedom Gas Stations Home Improvement Stores Discover…
Become a Patron!One of the most frustrating things that comes up almost immediately when you start talking to people about money is the way people treat certain purely regulatory..
Last year year we launched a podcast network, adding the Manifesto hosted by Gideon the Free-quent Flyer to the Patreon Feed. In this episode…
While I do my fair share of manufactured spend at Safeway, until this week I’d never actually redeemed any of their “just 4 U” loyalty points. Instead, I’ve been taking
Become a Patron!Via TravelBloggerBuzz, last week I read a fascinating story about the resolution of a FINRA arbitration complaint against two JPMorgan financial advisors by their..
Robert: Amex has been ratcheting up the complexity on their offers and benefits. Partially due to covid, wanting to retain customers, and wanting to…
In a normal year, I’d tell you about some great low category hotel redemptions around the world. But in the year of Covid, I have been checking out things near my base of Southe..
If you want to be vaccinated against Covid-19, should you get it as soon as possible? For many, including me, the answer is yes. But there is one travel-related reason you migh..
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