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Did You Know You Could Buy E-Gift Cards on Rakuten?

As much as I love using Rakuten in the instances when I do go shopping online, the truth is that their in-store line-up isn't quite as strong. Moreover, there are times when I don't necessarily have a specific purchase in mind but could see myself visiting a given retailer in...

Travel Tuesday: The Highland Dallas Hotel Review

In my previous Travel Tuesday installment, I shared my first real hotel review following my stay at the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas. Well, just last week, my wife and I ended up on a business road trip to Dallas, Texas. And, while I didn't go into my stay thinking I...

FinCon X Recap: A Different Kind of FinCon

For most people, 2020 has left little to look forward to. If you're anything like me, the year has been one canceled plan after another. That's why I wasn't at all surprised when the final decision not to hold FinCon 2020 in Long Beach, California was made. Yet, another announcement...

Amex Strikes Again! New Platinum Card Offer is Worth Your Attention 2

The past few weeks have been extremely interesting for credit card enthusiasts like me. After a few months of relative quiet (aside from certain travel-minded cards adding temporary benefits), offerings have really ramped up in a major way. Now, American Express has rolled out a new welcome bonus for its...

Aldi Has Tasty (and Affordable) Advent Calendar Treats

To quote a recurring Saturday Night Live ditty, "I don't care what your momma says, Christmastime is here." Per usual, as the clock struck midnight on November 1st, the winter holidays took over the decor of grocery stores, shopping malls, and — as of today — Starbucks locations. Additionally, this...

Travel Tuesday: Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas Hotel Review 2

With international travel still off the table, a few weeks ago, my wife and I decided to pay a return visit to Las Vegas, Nevada. This time around, we decided to try something a bit different and stay at a hotel that's not connected to a casino: The Waldorf Astoria...