Since I first made this list of Best Rate Guarantees in Sept 2013 a lot has changed! Orbitz and Expedia dropped their $50 coupons (which many of us probably abused) and IHG
I planned to do this post at the end of writing about our trip, but realistically, that might never happen so I wanted to do it now. I used a bunch
Aparna Mathur is a Resident Scholar, Economic Policy, at the American Enterprise Institute, a libertarian think tank with an excellent kitchen that I periodically visit when I wa..
Hainan is a recent transfer partner of Capital One – which is extra awesome because many people got in on the 200,000 sign up bonus! The Cap1 transfer rate to Hainan is
On today’s episode we’re joined by a special guest, Shane Rowley, who’s been to Necker Island, Richard Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands,..
Earlier this month I’d started to notice that some of the promotions that had popped up fairly regularly in the past hadn’t shown up recently. No sooner did I wonder
I’ve had some stuff on my mind lately and I’d appreciate your input. Before I lay out my thesis, let me reiterate some north star principles I try to follow:
We’re back this week with another extended episode where we cover: News: 0:45 Southwest announces flights to Hawaii (link) Flying as soon as March 17th (wow, that’s quick) When I’m
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When Disney recently released summer 2020 itineraries I jumped on an itinerary that makes not one, but two stops (a double dip) at Disney’..
I mentioned that when planning our Japan trip I had to book a hotel for 40K Ultimate Rewards points per night in exchange for a chance to visit Tokyo DisneySea. It
There’s been a lot of chatter about Marriott’s Bonvoy program lately. Specifically about whether they play games with award availability and what their “no blackout” policy actua..
The recent debacle in New York over Amazon’s plan to open an office there under the hilarious marketing slogan of “HQ2” (or maybe HQ1.5, or maybe HQ2.14159?) gave finance journal..
In a previous post, I posted the revelation that the uncapped anniversary free night from the Chase IHG card finds a lot more availability at Intercontinental Bora Bora Thalasso ..
Over at Running with Miles, Charlie Barkowski has been doing yeoman’s work tracking the “Small Luxury Hotels” eligible for Hyatt Category 1-4 free night certificates, meaning pro..
Yes, I’m tagging on to the biggest Southwest news of the day, perhaps even the week. Southwest goes to Hawaii and flights are now bookable! But, don’t get too excited
As we were discussing on Episode 17 of the Podcast – we had one last chance to book Marriott properties for 60,000 points/nt before top properties go up to 85,000+/nt
If you know me or read this blog or listen to any of my podcasts regularly, you know that when I get into something I really get into it. While my
It’s always exciting visiting a new country. Cliche, I know, but I really appreciate getting even a tourist’s look at how different cultures operate. While we did visit nine years
There’s no cliche more beloved by the financial press than the “changing American retirement model.”The beauty of the changing American retirement model is that you can use it to..
Update (3/15): We update the story in this podcast about a Chase Shutdown in Episode 19. Including how the listener was able to convince Chase to reopen her personal CC
I have written a lot about 529 college savings plans, the grotesque transfer of millions of dollars of additional wealth to the richest people in the country, which were expanded
When Ronald Reagan needed to explain to the American people the outlandish claims of his voodoo economists, he would often reach back into his remaining intact memories of his fi..
Shawn Coomer from Miles to Memories drops by to play a little game: best no, low, and high annual fee credit cards for a “normal” user. We often get