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Travel Tuesday: Fly or Drive? The Pros and Cons of Each

Living in the middle of the country makes things pretty interesting when it comes to planning trips. Thanks to our local airport, we can get to a number of hubs easily and, from there, travel to just about anywhere in the world. Meanwhile, if we're staying domestic, we also have...

U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve: The Next Credit Card I Have My Eye On

If you've followed this site for any length of time, you've seen my interest in credit cards grow significantly. Over the past five years, the amount of plastic (and metal) in my wallet has slowly swelled — and yet, with each new card I get, I pronounce that it's likely...

Everything You Need to Know About Flying Allegiant Air in 2021

When my wife and I moved to Springfield, Missouri almost exactly five years ago, one of the selling points (or at least what kept it in the running) was that there was a nearby airport that served a number of destinations. Unfortunately, while it is convenient, flying out of such...

Refunding My First Points Redemption

A few short weeks ago, I shared how Hilton was having a sale on points (while also taking a look at whether or not it was a good deal) and followed that up by documenting my first ever Amex Membership Rewards redemption, which combined those transferred points with the ones...

#FinCon21: My 11 Most Anticipated Presentations

For weeks, today has been on my calendar as the day I was going to dive into the FinCon 21 schedule in order to prepare my annual look at the panels and presentations I was most looking forward to. Ironically, today also ended up being the day I canceled my...

Travel Tuesday: Amex's Current Limited-Time Transfer Bonuses

When it comes to collecting points and miles via credit cards, one of the most confusing factors is that the value of the points you earn can vary greatly depending on how you choose to redeem them. For example, while American Express's Membership Rewards points will typically only net you...