Euro2017 Field Report: First Post From 38,000 Feet!

I paid $18 for an internet connection, so I thought, “why not publish a quick post?” I’m currently at 38,000 ft altitude, over the Atlantic, approaching Ireland.  I’m in seat 3A on a Boeing 757-200, on a United flight in Polaris Business class.  It’s just after midnight back home and the sun is rising here.  Read More »

The Best Credit Card (Right Now)

A family member recently asked for my recommendation for a good points-earning credit card she could use for her business expenses.  She spends around $1000 a month on product for her small business.  Right now she’s using a non-points-earning bank card. This family member is in a pretty common position.  She doesn’t want to dive Read More »

Semi-Monthly Update (July 5, 2017)

In this update: A Delta Amex promotion ending tonight, monthly points and miles totals from our household, travel news, and yet another YouTube delay (but hopefully the last). Last Chance for Delta Amex 60, 70k Offers ENDS TONIGHT The big summer rush of elevated credit card sign-up bonuses is starting to fizzle out like yesterday’s fireworks.  Read More »

Keep or Cancel: Some Examples

Keep or cancel?  It’s the perennial question that comes up every time your credit card’s annual fee is due.  Should I pay the fee and keep the card?  Should I cancel it?  Or should I fish for a retention offer and base my decision on that offer?  All these questions can really be boiled down Read More »

Semi-Monthly Update (June 4, 2017)

In this update: our monthly points and miles activity, a YouTube update/excuse, some recent blog posts, and some minor travel news. Household Points and Miles Activity for May It was a pretty uneventful month for points earning/using.  Here’s how we did: earned 738 hotel points earned 2,941 Chase Ultimate Rewards redeemed 80,000 Marriott points for Read More »