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Hilton is Having a Limited Time Sale on Points — But Is It a Good Deal?

If you've spent much time reading about credit cards, you've probably heard about things such as "travel hacking" and finding "sweet spots" for your points and miles. Whether accrued via credit card rewards or through various loyalty programs, savvy travelers can score some great redemptions using the points they've earned....

Here's What Happens When Allegiant Air Cancels Your Flight

I've written several times about Allegiant Air. Since flying them for the first time in 2018, my wife and I have taken several subsequent trips with them thanks to direct flights to places like Orlando, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas as well as their super low fares. While our experiences...

Should You Buy, Lease, or Finance Your Next Smartphone? 4

Remember a few years ago when you thought that friend of yours who always had the latest model iPhone was crazy for spending that much? That’s changed in recent years as carriers and others now allow you to essentially lease your device. Taking a page from the auto industry, you...

Travel Tuesday: NoMad (Park MGM) Hotel Review

Welcome back to yet another Travel Tuesday as I continue my Las Vegas Content Bonanza™ after a brief sneaker-centric detour. Today, we'll be venturing over to NoMad — a boutique hotel inside of Park MGM (which was previously Monte Carlo). Specifically, NoMad's rooms occupy the top four floors of the...

How I Made My Amex CLEAR Credit Go Twice as Far

I know it's now been more than a week since American Express announced a litany of changes to its Platinum card — but I'm honestly still digesting all of them and taking action in a bid to make the most of them. Since the new credits were announced, I've been...

My Thoughts on the American Express Platinum Card Changes

After months of various rumors, American Express has made it official: the Platinum card membership cost is now $695/year. That's a pretty significant hike from the already substantial $550 annual fee it previously charged. So what do you get for that extra $145 a year? Depending on who you ask,...