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Why December Is the Best Time to Open New Amex Cards
Many American Express (Amex) credit cards offer excellent benefits and credits that can be used year round. These include Uber credits, airline incidental credits, and shopping credits for merchants such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Dell.
Why You Should Tell Yourself Slow Down
It's a marathon, not a sprint. Rick reminds us how we jump in too fast at times in this hobby and why we need to slow down.
How I Used Credit Card Rewards to Sell Our House
By late summer, we had more points & miles than we could possibly use for travel in 2021. Almost simultaneously, we decided that we were ready to sell our home and move elsewhere. So what's the correlation between selling your home and vast sums of p
How I Single Handedly Delayed a 767
Find out how Rick lost his cell phone on his recent Delta flight, which delayed the 767 aircraft's departure for its next flight departing Las Vegas.
Deciding Whether to Chase Elite Status
Elite status benefits with hotels and airlines are enticing, but chasing status may not be worth it for everyone.
Using Raise to Save Money
You can save money by purchasing discounted gift cards through Raise.com. Additionally, you can earn save by earning Raise cash to redeem towards purchases.
Monthly Reminders: November 2020
In the longest year in the history of mankind, we're headed to the end!! Happy Thanksgiving, y'all and let's all hope for a great final month of 2020. With that in mind, here are a few end of the month reminders of expiring credits and/or limited-tim
Your Next Travel Card: CSP v CSR
So now you know that URs are earned in multiples (2x or 3x) on dining and travel, have the ability to be transferred to any of Chase's 13 travel partners, and are incredibly valuable. All-in-all, no cards can compete for this value while you are unde
Saving Money with Groupon
Save money on dining out, airport parking, and local activities with Groupon. Find out all the hacks and stacks as well as Rick's tips.
Why I Flew From Seattle to Las Vegas Via Boston and Miami
Find out why Rick flew Delta to Las Vegas via Boston, Miami, and Atlanta for the same price as flying from Seattle to Las Vegas.