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…
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)…
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 ..