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 one because this is a very
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) Personal $30 PayPal Credit Per Month
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..
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..
With the end of the year in sight and the possibility of travel again appearing on the horizon, I thought it would be unusually desirous to take stock of my
Ever since I took my first job in college as a sandwich artist, I’ve been suspicious of the American reluctance to talk about money. The franchisee scumbag who hired me
There’s a great opportunity right now for Chase World of Hyatt and legacy Hyatt cardholders, so I want to remind readers to register for both offers (and some other available
Rakuten is in the news a lot lately. Between various 15% cashback deals at stores like Saks 5th Avenue, and the 90-100% cashback on the LifeLock, there are some good deals. Fur..
Back in April, IHG blanketly instituted Dec 31, 2020 as the expiration date for all unexpired free night certificate (FNC) as of Mar 1, 2020 that had already been issued. That m..
I’m seeing an exciting development with Hilton Honors that I haven’t seen reported in the blogosphere (but I also haven’t read every blog).
The value of Hilton points has hovered ..
On today’s podcast I chat with Bram Berkowitz to discuss investing in mutual savings banks. I first became familiar with the topic from an excellent article he wrote: See: How
As I tweeted out on Friday, I was surprised to get an e-mail from US Bank telling me that my Flexperks Travel Rewards card would no longer have “Auto Rental
On this week’s “No Annual Fee” podcast we discuss… 0:25 Amex Personal Gold/Platinum Offers through Resy (HT DDG) Direct Link to offers Personal Gold has standard characteristics ..
The last few months have seen a more or less continuous stream of offers supercharging the value of grocery store manufactured spend:Between September 4 and 10 Green Dot cards ea..
Last week I wrote about the way age differences can play an important role in thinking about the timing of Social Security old age benefit claims. Specifically, spouses need to
Back in May, Sam and Robert of the Milenomics Squared podcast (and a slew of other activities in and around the world of travel hacking) invited me to join their
Earlier this year we launched a podcast network, adding the Manifesto hosted by Gideon the Free-quent Flyer to the Patreon Feed. In this episode Gideon sits down with Kelly de
Become a Patron!I was skimming one of the interminable posts over at Michael Kitces’s Nerd’s Eye View blog by Jeff Levine and was struck by his description of a very