Become a Patron!A reader whose financial savvy I highly value surprised me the other day by saying that he’d been maximizing his Series I Savings Bond purchases for many years.
Become a Patron!I’ve covered extensively my experience using the District of Columbia’s paid family and medical leave program to take time off to care for a family member. Since I
So-called “fare buckets” are a curious feature of the airline ecosystem. For the overwhelming majority of flyers, even frequent travelers, the wide-ranging alphabet of letters, u..
Last month I wrote about my experience combining Chase Ultimate Rewards points between my partner’s non-flexible Freedom account and my own flexible Ink Plus account. In order to..
eClaimsLine.com, aka Card Benefit Services, is used by several credit cards from Chase, Capital One, and others, to service insurance claims, including Trip Delay. When you file..
Milenomics community member Lillian joins me to talk about her trip to Uruguay, Argentina, Tahiti and beyond. I’d recommend taking a look at Google…
Become a Patron!All the way back in 2020 I offered some speculative predictions about the future of so-called “direct indexing.” This is the logical end point of the proposition,..
Too much news for our Patreon Podcast this week, so we broke the following out into this No Annual Fee Episode. Enjoy! 0:26 JetBlue…
For experienced travel hackers, the game can sometimes feel a bit mechanical: you earn the most valuable points you can at the lowest cost you can, and periodically re-evaluate w..
Become a Patron!The other day I listened to a podcast with Larry Summers, former Treasury Secretary and “Just Asking Questions About The Biological Basis Of Female Intelligence” ..
Like a lot of people, I’ve been missing international travel for the past few years, but without any actual need to travel abroad I haven’t been terribly anxious about it,
Today’s post is a bit of an information dump, but it combines a number of issues I’ve been working through to get my trips booked for this spring and summer
Become a Patron!Economic Injury Disaster Loans, first introduced by the 2020 CARES Act, are a special program of the Small Business Administration designed to reach the smallest ..
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Life is lived in nominal dollarsI wrote last year about the fuzzy thinking I saw surrounding the topic of inflation. Inflation, properly understood, is an econom..
Become a Patron!Today’s topic is a little bit of a weird one, but it’s valuable and widely-available enough that I wanted to make sure readers were aware of it.A lot
Anybody who knows me knows, the only thing I hate more than driving is renting cars. It combines all the worst features of the travel experience: you’re charged a constantly
I have a very boring origin story as a blogger: when I was in grad school, I got into travel hacking. After travel hacking for a few months, I realized
Back in December Hilton Honors announced an extension and increase of the daily food and beverage credit Gold and Diamond elites receive at their “full service” and “lifestyle” b..
This is the third and final (for now) entry in my series about navigating the District of Columbia’s universal paid family and medical leave program. You can find the first
“Checking In” is a show on the Milenomics Podcast Network where I usually chat with members of the community about some specific trip, loyalty…
I gather from my RSS feed reader that American Express has launched an aggressive campaign to move more Hilton co-branded credit cards in the new year, with the highest bounties
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Today’s special episode is hosted by Gideon the Free-quent Flyer. Harraseeket Inn holiday buffets: https://www.harraseeketinn.com/dine-1 Hello, and welcome to The Manifesto with..