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Spirit is Offering a Status Match Opportunity to Other Brands' Elites

Here's a fun fact about me: I've never flown Spirit Airlines. This isn't to say that I wouldn't ever fly Spirit — but I've never had an opportunity to and don't exactly feel a need to find one. Despite this, I found myself taking a sudden interest in the airline...
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Bilt is Offering a Hyatt Status Trial/Challenge for Rent Day

It's almost the first of the month and you know what that means: time for me to write about Bilt again. If you're new, since October of last year, Bilt Rewards and the Bilt Mastercard have featured special promotions and perks on Rent Day each month. In addition to standing...
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I Just Returned My DirecTV Equipment and It Wasn't Horrible!

Last month, a most unpleasant email reached my inbox. It was from our apartment complex informing us that they'd no longer be supplying us with complimentary DirecTV and that our service would be canceled on March 1st. Not to worry though - the message noted that they were making this...
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I Confirmed What May Be Starbucks Rewards' Best Deal

At the very end of last year, news broke that Starbucks was devaluing its Rewards program. For example, redeeming Stars for a latte would now cost you 200 Stars instead of 150 while redeeming for a bakery item would double from 50 Stars to 100. Naturally, like most, I was...
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Bilt Mastercard Customers Can Now Earn Up to 5x on Lyft Rides

It feels as though, every few weeks, I find myself writing about Bilt again. In my defense, that's simply because the company continues to do interesting things. That brings us to this week when it was announced that Bilt and Lyft had entered into a partnership that will now see...
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Robinhood's Wallet App is Now Available — And Offering a Bonus

Last fall, Robinhood debuted its non-custodial crypto wallet to a select number of users. Now, the standalone app is available to all iOS users, with an Android version coming "later this year." In the meantime, those who download and try this new application may be able to earn themselves a...
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My Quick Review of the Fellow Ode 2 Coffee Grinder

A couple of weeks back, in my column on Fioney, I somewhat lamented a recent splurge purchase — not because I was necessarily upset with what I bought but what the process of doing so said about some of my personal finance failings. The item in question was the Fellow...

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

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...
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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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Travel Tuesday: Amex Centurion Lounge Coming to EWR in 2026

When I was a kid, my family would travel between Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey at least once per year. Because of this, I have plenty of distinct memories from both hubs — but especially EWR. I still think about the signs at...