The one weird health insurance trick that saved me $23,000 on an appendectomy
Howdy folks! Long time, no see. I’m not planning on getting back into blogging on a regular basis, but this story was interesting, financially speaking, and I thought I’d pass
Personal Finance Digest to be acquired by Bankrate and JPMorgan Chase
Five years ago I started blogging so that I could share awesome deals with friends and family. Let me be clear: my intentions in creating this blog were 100% noble
Recent Credit Card Shut Downs Might Not Be From Manufactured Spending
Credit Card ShutdownsAs documented by Miles Per Day, Vinh has posted several credit card shutdowns from various readers as data points. The shut downs were all across the board,..
Botnik goes to the Maldives using points and miles! (Even artificial intelligence needs a vacation)
Not content with merely reviewing the Chase Sapphire Preferred card or writing Harry Potter novels, hard-working AI assistant Botnik asked if he could visit the Maldives. But of ..
The shopping cart trick: how to get a credit card without a hard pull
My esteemed blogging colleague Matt recently made it clear that he’s not an expert:
I’m not an expert, I’m just a guy. Sure, I’ve done some cool things with points and
Back Door Method To Profiting From A Bank IPO
This post is one of those lesser known finance and quirky deals that my friend Personal Finance Digest is great at uncovering. I recently listened to this Planet Money episode s..
Finally fixing my asset allocation
You may have heard the classic story of the Shoemaker’s children having no shoes, or the phase Physician, heal thyself.
But who is wurs shod, than the shoemakers wyfe, With sho..
Should you have a Roth 401(k) or Traditional 401(k)?
I saw this topic today over at Nerdwallet, and wanted to share some insight on the matter. Note the standard disclaimer that everyone is unique, and to pay a professional if
Home value estimator comparison: how much does the internet think your home is worth?
The TestMany of you are probably familiar with Zillow and its “zestimate” valuations. But if you’re looking for a guess as to what a house is worth, there are quite
Smarter questions to ask your financial advisor
Last night, on Twitter, I suggested a few questions that you should ask your Financial Advisor, let’s explore them a bit more closely here, along with a few more pearlers.Note that
Is dental insurance worth the money? It depends.
It’s annual benefits enrollment time, everyone! Dental insurance is not something that gets a lot of attention, possibly because it’s an afterthought compared to health insurance..
Guiding your way through Long Term Care
Long Term Care refers to the period of time in which loved ones will require additional assistance to complete the routines of daily living. Importantly, it isn’t just about mon..
Intentionally disqualifying Employee Stock Purchase Plans
Employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs) are, in short, amazing. If you have access to one and your are not maximising it, you should take a second look. They come with
Furniture store to launch hotel chain
How interesting… The West Elm furniture store chain is launching a boutique hotel chain:
The retail chain plans to open a line of West Elm hotels, with five locations beginning to
We gave a Chase Sapphire Reserve to a cat. You won’t believe what happens next!
Approved for the Chase Sapphire Reserve? You gotta be kitten me! This card is “purr-fect” for the frequent traveler! That’s why this little guy is feline so good about it! Hopefu..
IHG just performed its regular ritual of getting our hopes up and then letting us down with its list of Pointbreaks hotels. There are three kinds of Pointsbreak hotels:
Masaya Volcano National Park, Nicaragua
I wrote in January of how I pulled together a trip for my family of six to Nicaragua over Christmas and New Year’s using points and miles. I haven’t posted anything
Big Picture, Little Picture #Brexit
So the ‘Brexit’ vote happened. The markets weren’t expecting it, and they are about to show their disappointment. Big picture, the actual leaving of the EU might be a good
Should you use a personal credit card for business purchases?
Conventional advice is to put business purchases onto a business credit card. I myself have done this for many years. However, we might want to explore the ‘why’ of that,
The TravelBloggerBuzz of the Mommy Blog world
In Dia’s post today she linked to a great takedown of another blog genre, the mommy blog. I found the takedown to be quite amusing since it sounded a bit
Thoughts on Daily Portfolio Rebalancing with Robo’s
I like Robo’s, especially Betterment as they appear much more human than the wicked Wealthfront. As an advisor myself I find that the strategies they implement offer a lot of
Points Guy Weds Chase Sapphire Preferred Card
SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA–After an on-again, off-again romance that spanned years, world famous blogger Brian Kelly, also known as The Points Guy, has finally tied the knot with ..
The Pattern is what I call the path of most efficiency, the order in which things should be done. Everything has a Pattern, here’s one you might understand and can