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Why I Said Goodbye To My Chase Sapphire Reserve
Rick breaks down his decision to downgrade his Chase Sapphire Reserve card to a Preferred card and why it made sense for him.
How to Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Travel Partners
While there are several ways to redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) including their travel portal and Pay Yourself Back; one of the most beneficial is by transferring to their travel partners.
Uh oh: A Brex Transfer Caused a Chase Shutdown?
Honestly, I have ZERO idea what happened today. Was it because I attempted to move money from 2 different business accounts at Brex to the same personal account at Chase? Was it a fraud alert by Chase? Was it a fraud alert by Brex? I don't think I wi
Monthly Reminders-March 2021
While not everyone has all of these cards, and most cannot possibly spend enough money at the grocery store each month to maximize each limited-time bonus, it is important to weigh your options and prioritize your spend.
The Hyatt Globalist Upgrade You Do Not Want
Rick breaks down some Hyatt globalist benefits. In addition, he takes exception with how his favorite local Hyatt Regency is handling things.
REVIEW: Hyatt House Virginia Beach
Rick visited Virginia Beach recently. He gives us his review of the Hyatt House as well as some local activities and breweries.
Why I’m Considering a Marriott Mattress Run
While it might not be for everyone, the numbers show that a 10 night Marriott mattress run is worth it for me. I will likely pay cash for my mattress run and use just under 33,000 Ultimate Rewards to offset the cost.
Monthly Reminders – February 2021
As the end of the month quickly approaches, be sure you are getting the maximum value out of your cards. While it may be hard to spend the maximum at grocery stores on every card, it is important to weigh your options and prioritize your spend.
Why Delta SkyMiles Still Have Value
The latest Delta devaluation hits business class seats hard. However, is there still value in Delta SkyMiles? Rick explores the options.
The Cards in My Wallet: ToP Edition (February 2021)
Each member of the ToP team has different spending habits and travel goals. Here is a look inside our wallets. We explain how we use each card and why we value it.