In today’s NY Post slugged ‘its basically impossible to find a rental in Manhattan’ we are alerted to an average rent of $4,081. This comes on the heels of the SFChronicle
I’ve long been a shameless advocate of high-interest savings accounts. By replacing low-yield bonds at a one-to-one ratio in your portfolio with FDIC-insured savings accounts yie..
I just got back from a long weekend in Galveston, Texas, which had a surprising effect on me. I don’t enjoy reading, let alone writing, trip reports, but I had
Hertz by far has the best rewards program for car rentals. Mostly they are the best program in upgrades for elites and definitely the best program for actually using the points t..
Last night I applied for two new credit cards which have nothing to do with miles and points. It was a strictly personal finance application cycle.Citi Double CashWhen the Citi
I’ve now finished off the last of my American Express “Offers for You” at Sam’s Club, and it was nothing special: I bought a bunch of Sam’s Club gift cards,
Via Doctor of Credit, Discover is currently offering a potentially lucrative promotion: for the 12 complete billing cycles after registering, they will double all the cash back y..
I’ve shared a couple news articles on Twitter recently about people being charged by the federal government with structuring transactions.In the first case, after being warned by..
As faithful readers know, in the next few days the Club Carlson program will undergo two catastrophic devaluations: co-branded credit card holders will lose the free last night o..
I like to use the term “price compression” to refer to the interaction of two benefits to travel hacking:The out-of-pocket price paid for travel is lower;The difference between t..
This is a guest post by the secret lover of Elizabeth Warren, and the second installment of ‘Dealing with Financial Services complaints’. Start with Part 1 here if you missed it…
My “cheapest miles to…” series is simply an effort to find the cheapest frequent flyer miles to use when planning a trip to a specific region, and what credit cards are going
I’ve written before about my transition this year from Delta Platinum Medallion to Alaska MVP Gold 75K status. In short, I couldn’t justify crediting my paid Delta flights to the..
This is a guest post by Elizabeth Warren’ s secret lover. Enjoy!
What do the following scenarios have in common?
When applying for a mortgage, you are asked to close a specific..
I drug my feet on getting out the Complete map of Hilton HHonors hotels by category, but it should be up to date and higher quality. With light of 15 different credit
American Express for Target prepaid cards were, until earlier this month, one of two popular methods for running up credit credit spend at Target store locations. Loads of up to ..
In case you missed it, perhaps because of job responsibilities in the formal economy, today TopCashBack (my referral link) is offering 2.25% cash back on business American Expres..
These days I don’t spend much time reading other blogs, or FlyerTalk for that matter (although I do periodically post random thoughts on savings and investment in the Saverocity ..
A reader passed along and asked that I share some documents provided by the Department of Transportation in response to his FOIA request regarding the Danish Kroner mistake in Fe..
View from the rooftop of the Holiday Inn Zocalo in Mexico City, my last paid IHG stay.
I keep an eye on TopCashBack (so you don’t have to) and noticed a
It seems that in the last few days Suntrust has been mailing letters to holders of Delta SkyMiles-earning debit cards, notifying them of a radical devaluation in the terms of
A little historyI graduated from college in 2007, and that fall decided to pursue a longtime dream of mine: teaching English in Russia, where I had studied abroad as an undergrad..
Last week Shawn at Miles to Memories wrote about his experience buying PIN-enabled, Metabak-issued, personalized Visa gift cards from GiftCardMall, after clicking through a cash ..