I had a very interesting conversation today that got me thinking about a tax issue I had never given serious thought to before, and which I think is probably totally
Become a Patron!One blog I keep an eye on is Michael Kitces’s website Nerd’s Eye View. The content is rarely very relevant to me personally, but they do a terrific
We’ve not put out a free episode of the Milenomics² podcast since last year–The success of the paid show led us to focus on…
Since I’ve been self-employed almost as long as the Affordable Care Act has been law, I’ve had lots of opportunities to learn the finer points of the law. At its
Become a Patron!I’ve written before about the FAMILY Act, the leading Democratic initiative in the House and Senate to create a nationwide system of paid family and medical leave..
On my way to the store the other day I realized that we hadn’t seen a really good grocery store promotion in a while. The beginning of December featured a
Become a Patron!There’s a cliche at least as old as I am, that while ATM’s were expected to reduce the demand for bank tellers, banks actually increased the number of
Become a Patron!In the frenzy to pass the Smash-and-Grab Tax Act of 2017, a faction of Republican senators who, totally coincidentally, are the owners of passthrough businesses, ..
I’ve been using high-interest rewards checking accounts and other “gimmick” accounts for so long, I had somehow convinced myself that everybody else was using them, too. So imagi..
Become a Patron!After they finish hemming and hawing about “constitutional” arguments, opponents of proposals for an American tax on very large fortunes typically make one of two..
So, I’ve decided to try something out here at asthejoeflies. I’ve been “blogging” for almost eight years now, and I put that words in quotes because I’m actually not a
The Frequent Traveler University (FTU) is returning to Washington, DC March 7-8 in teaming up with the Travel & Adventure Show!
Old and New Speakers with tons of experience and k..
In a bit of a surprising turn in the lead-up to the Iowa caucuses, former Vice President and Delaware Senator Joe Biden has finally come under sustained criticism for his
American Airlines has been locking and/or terminating accounts, and cancelling upcoming award travel for some. The common thread seems to be people who have…
Sometimes it feels like the travel hacking community only has two speeds: greed and panic. It’s always either the golden age of manufactured spend or its funeral. Worse yet, it’s
The late Paul Volcker is famously said to have quipped that he hadn’t seen a worthwhile financial innovation since the ATM, which makes him slightly more cynical than even I
Become a Patron!As we plunge into a second decade of economic and employment growth since the global financial crisis, I’ve noticed an interesting divide open between different m..
Become a Patron!With the end of the year in sight and tax season around the corner, I’ve been brushing up on the rules for IRA contributions and deductions. Remember IRA
Become a Patron!I’ve written extensively about the hilariously-named SECURE Act, which sailed through the House but was frozen in the Senate while Ted Cruz extorted his colleague..
Become a Patron!Attributing quotes to famous dead people is, as the great Greek poet Homer is said to have once remarked, one of mankind’s oldest storytelling traditions. In that..
A new wave of airline portal holiday bonuses have appeared. AA and Southwest look to be the most compelling of the bunch this time, but they can all be worth
Become a Patron!Last month I got to spend some time with a relation who recently left a high-powered tech job, and who asked for some advice about financing a more
Hello and happy Thanksgiving to those in/from the US. It’s the day to reflect on how lucky many of us are to have what we have – be it loved ones, stockpiled mileage balances, o..