I was having a conversation with a young investor yesterday when I mentioned in passing my view that the latest clue that the market cycle is ending is when an
The tax bill Republicans are planning to pass in the next day or two is not a good bill, and hopefully it will not pass. The fact that people have
Today’s post is more of a reference for myself because I am terrible at keeping track of all the different rewards programs out there, and which ones interfere with which,
A short episode to wrap up the year, with Joe’s three thoughts to wrap up 2017. Thanks for a great year and see
The elimination actually happened on Oct 1, 2017, when JAL chose to not renew the generous discount that had been going on for several years. It was a great option for getting a..
Since American Airlines has clamped down on low-level award availability during the holidays (I was very fortunate to score a Christmas-New Year’s sAAver-ish fare last time arou..
Many of you will have read about this a few months ago, when the rate reduction took place. I did, and I even noted it in my list of redemption sweet spots, but still I complete..
It’s that time again, your quarterly reminder to activate next quarter’s bonus earning on all your credit cards offering rotating quarterly rewards.Chase FreedomIn the first quar..
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 ..
I just upgraded my no-fee Amex Hilton card to a Surpass, with 75,000 bonus Hilton points after spending $3,000 in 3 months. Annual fee is $75. My offer did not have a “once in ..
As an independent businessperson, I’ve been enrolled in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act practically since it went into effect. Due to an unprecedented buildup of..
Thanks to the current promotion, I had the chance to dip my toe into the world of Best Western – my first post-hobby experience with them. I just want to report my experience, s..
Survivorship bias is one of those rare ideas that is at once instantly accessible and incredibly powerful. The classic explanation of survivorship bias is when a mutual fund comp..
I don’t normally find shopping portal promotions to be worth my time, which I assume is how this one slipped past me last month when Frequent Miler wrote about it: through
Seemingly completely out of nowhere, I saw an e-mail this afternoon stating “Your exclusive Mile Play offer is waiting”
United Mile Play Invitation
Here I am thinking its going ..
I came home from a travel this past Thursday to a package that I had never expected. I have to admit, it surprised the heck out of me to see a
My buddy Nick at Personal Finance Digest finally prompted me to write a post that’s been years in the making. He announced that Disney World is overrated. Nick’s argument is basi..
As I mentioned earlier today, the family and I just wrapped up a trip to Legoland and we had a surprisingly good time there. I say “surprisingly” because five years ago
The big event on my family’s recent road trip was Legoland, but there is plenty of non-theme park fun to be had in Florida:
Since Legoland didn’t open until 10:00, we
I’ve been traveling all week, but followed with interest the announcement that Marriott will be rebooting their credit card lineup, with “mass consumer,” “premium,” and “super pr..
Five years ago we took our three kids (we’re up to four now) to Disney World. We had a five-day park pass but we only ended up using four of
I received an invitation to apply as a general Wyndham Rewards member. I don’t see it in the Barclay credit cards page, so it may not be public. In any cas..
Here’s a credit card opportunity I hadn’t noticed until recent days, when Doctor of Credit exposed a 35% transfer bonus from HSBC to British Airways through Jan 4, 2018. After s..