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The Lucrative Amex Offers I've Used So Far ($800+)

It’s now been about a year and a half since I took the plunge and decided to apply for the Platinum Card from American Express. Since then, I’ve been making use of plenty of the card’s perks, from the included credits to the hotel status and airport lounge access —...

Checking My ChexSystems Report for the First Time (and How You Can Too)

As I've shared numerous times before, part of my personal finance origin story involves me checking my credit for the first time. Since then, I've written plenty of times about ways to obtain your credit reports from the three major bureaus as well as reviewed various platforms that provide an...

Google Pay Has Extended Its Spring Challenge That Could Score You $30

For the past couple of weeks, Google Pay has hosted its Spring Challenge, inviting users to complete tasks, earn stamps, and hopefully even score $30 cashback. Originally, this promotion was set to run from April 12th through April 22 (Earth Day) — however, at nearly the last minute, the Spring...

Don't Kick Yourself Over Money You "Coulda Had"

Back in 2018, the popular (yet somehow always in trouble) app Robinhood began offering crypto trading. In the months that followed, it also added support for additional tokens — including something called Dogecoin. Being curious about crypto, I threw a literal few dollars at each option. As a result, I...

Amex is Cutting Complimentary Centurion Lounge Access for Guests — But Don't Panic Yet

Back when I was considering and comparing the American Express Platinum card and the Chase Sapphire Reserve, one of the perks that put the former over the top for me was access to Amex's own Centurion Lounges. While the similar benefits of being able to enjoy Delta SkyClubs when flying...

Take Advantage of DoorDash Perks with Mastercard World & World Elite Cards

If you're anything like me, there's a strong chance that you've been using apps such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, and others more during the pandemic. In my case, while I was leaning heavily on delivery during the early days, I ended up shifting to pickup options later on while also...