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Filing My First Ever Credit Card Dispute 3

One of the benefits of using a credit card over a debit card is that it typically includes more protections. For example, in the event a company takes your money and doesn't fulfill their end of the deal, you may be able to file a dispute, essentially deputizing the card...

Travel Tuesday: 5 Interesting Travel Products I've Seen Advertised on Instagram 2

Well, there's no getting around it: now is not a great time for travel. I suppose that means I choose the wrong time to start a bi-weekly travel series... but I'm committed to keeping up that schedule. So, instead of focusing on travel itself this week, I thought it'd be...

Support Your Local Businesses Right Now (If You Can)

As you are surely depressingly aware, the COVID-19 outbreak is having a massive impact on the United States at the moment. With health being of paramount concern, many businesses are either proactively closing or are complying with local or statewide orders. Unfortunately, these closures are hitting small businesses especially hard...

Work from Home Tips for First-Timers 2

First things first: the world is a bit crazy right now (at least at the time I'm writing this). With the COVID-19 pandemic leading to city-wide quarantines in some areas and strongly recommended "social distancing" elsewhere, the lives of many have been directly impacted and severely changed. Among the adjustments...

"It Could Have Been Worse"

This week has not been great for me. Well, all things considered, I'm pretty sure there are few who would rank the past seven days among their best. However, in addition to all that general stress, this week we found out that my wife would need to undergo surgery for...

Travel Tuesday: Booking My Chicago Stay Through Amex's Hotel Collection 2

At a time when most Americans and those in several other parts of the world are avoiding group gatherings at all costs, a couple of weeks ago my wife and I headed to Chicago for a comic book convention. This was our first time attending C2E2 — short for Chicago...