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Bilt Has Seemingly Shut Down Rewards on Curve Transactions

Ya know, some weeks I really struggle to find a quick tip post to share. And then there are weeks like this that are so overflowing with news that I don't even know where to start. So, since I trust you've already read about the big news regarding Delta SkyMiles...
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3 Reasons Why I Just Shuffled My Streaming Subscriptions

This week, my wife and I made quite a few changes to our entertainment subscription accounts. Specifically, this "great streaming service shuffle" involved three different platforms and a credit card perk. But why? Follow along as I share with you why we made these moves and (hopefully) came out on...
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Discover's Q4 5% Bonus Categories Are What You Probably Think They Are

In years past, Discover has announced its entire quarterly 5% bonus category calendar before the new year gets underway. Yet, starting with the first quarter of 2023, the card issuer has taken a different approach and, instead, only revealed one quarter at a time, with those unveilings happening one month...
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Bilt Mastercard Adds a New (And Not Great) Redemption Option

It looks as though my monthly Bilt Mastercard update is coming a bit early this time. Although we'll need to wait a few more days to see what the company has up its sleeve for September's Rent Day, the platform has added a much-requested (including by me in my review)...
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Amex (Sadly) Just Closed a Major Loophole with the Platinum Card

Over the past few years, you wouldn't have to look far to find anecdotes regarding overcrowding at airport lounges. While these spots are meant to be exclusive getaways for frequent fliers or other fancy people, the availability of premium credit cards that offer lounge access as a perk have seemingly...
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YouTube is Changing Some of Its Clickable Link Practices Soon

With spam and even phishing links running rampant on the YouTube platform, the site has announced some sizable changes to combat the problem. Unfortunately, some of these adjustments could impact how creators currently link affiliates, sponsors, their own websites, and more. First, effective August 10th, the social media icon links...
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Robinhood Now Offers 3% IRA Match — If You're a Gold Customer

The stock trading app Robinhood is once again looking to spur sign-ups for its Robinhood Gold service. While the app itself is free, Gold comes at a cost of $5. However, this membership tier has steadily been gaining benefits in recent months. Now, the newest power of Robinhood Gold is...

Walmart+ Has Launched Its Own Travel Portal with Rewards

In 2020, Walmart announced a subscription service called Walmart+. At the time, it was largely viewed as an attempt to replicate and compete with Amazon's popular Prime program. And while the free shipping and delivery perks of Walmart+ remain a major draw for some, the service has continued to add...
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There's More Bad News for Streaming Service Subscribers

The past few months have not been too friendly to cord-cutters and other consumers who rely on streaming services for their entertainment. Between crack-downs on password sharing, content being removed without any warning, and other annoyances, the value these platforms provide has undoubtedly taken a hit. Alas, it seems the...
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I Don't Remember the Last Time I Paid for a Haircut

You saw the headline — so let me just assure you that it's true. I realized this week that it must have been at least a decade since I walked into a barber (or so much as a Great Clips) and paid for a professional haircut. There are a couple...
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T-Mobile is Ruining Its Autopay Discount and It Could Cost You

Ever since I switched to T-Mobile a few years ago, I've become a fan and have chronicled many of their interesting offerings. This includes things like their weekly giveaway feature T-Mobile Tuesdays as well their banking account T-Mobile Money and, most recently, the cashback T-Mobile Dining platform. That's why it...
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Earning My First (Real) Banking Bonus — Or How I Made $400

Over the years, I've managed to score a surprising amount of free money. Mostly, what I'm thinking of are some very generous bonuses I've earned from FinTech apps while they've been in their "throw VC money at people to acquire customers" phase. Yet, my most recent bonus win was not...
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Solis's Memorial Day Hotspot Sale is Perfect for Summer Travel

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My Initial Experience in the Overwhelming World of Travel Hacking

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Travel Tuesday: MGM Grand King Room Review Revisited

It's been a while since I've added to my Las Vegas Content Bonanza™. Well, that's also because it had been some time since I last had a chance to visit Sin City. But, back in January for CES, that changed. This time around, I spent a week at the MGM...
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Go Brewing - My New Favorite Non-Alcoholic Beer?

About a year ago, I started taking an interest in non-alcoholic beer after discovering Athletic. While I've never been a big beer drinker, I have long been curious about the craft beer scene and, honestly, may have even been a bit jealous of how my wife got to try all...