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YouTube Has Lowered Its Thresholds for Monetization (Sort Of)

The YouTube Partner Program (YPP) is changing once again. Specifically, the video site is lowering the requirement, allowing more creators to join sooner — but there's a bit of a catch. Let's start with the basics. Now, those with at least 500 subscribers and who have made at least 3...
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Delta's SkyMiles Credit Cards are Now Offering Enhanced Bonuses

Next week, summer 2023 will officially begin. In turn, millions of Americans will be soaking up the sun and setting off on fun-filled vacations. So, to capitalize on this travel moment, Delta and American Express have rolled out new welcome bonuses for a number of their co-branded cards. Now, new...
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With Another Price Increase, Is CLEAR Still Worth It?

In 2021, the American Express Platinum Card was revamped — a change that came with a number of new perks but also a hike in annual fee. Among the numerous additions was an annual credit for CLEAR. This wasn't completely unexpected as, by that time, the Green Card had also...
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MasterClass Actually Lowered Its Subscription Price

The world of streaming entertainment has been incredibly frustrating as of late. For all of the mockery the move from HBO Max to just Max got, the story that sticks out to me is the fact that Disney+ just purged a bunch of their original content — meaning that great...
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Starbucks' Summer Game is Back and You Could Score Free Stars

I feel as though I'm kind of going back to my roots with this week's Quick Tip: discussing a new Starbucks promotion. If you're newer to my site, pre-pandemic, my wife and I would go to Starbucks every weekend as a means of hanging out with our favorite baristas, enjoying...
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Cutting Your Loses: My Brokerage Battle and How I Finally Fixed It

Late last year, word came down that the app Bumped — which allowed customers to earn stock in the companies they made purchases from — was shutting down. As bummed as I was at the time, it turns out that this announcement would only be the start of my troubles....
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TD Bank Has a Pretty Dumb New Idea for a Credit Card Product

Doing what I do, I've seen several new credit card products come down the pike in recent years. Some of these are fairly boring (like 2% flat rate cards — they have a use but they're not exciting), others as more interesting but not for me (see: Ness Card), and...
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Bask Bank Has Once Again Raised Its Mileage Earning Rate

In hindsight, Bask Bank either launched at the best or worst time ever: January 2020. On the one hand, debuting an account emphasizing travel just before the world shuts down can't be good for branding. But, on the other hand, one could argue that the account allowed people to build...
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Facebook Probably Owes You Money (But You May Not Get Much)

As the headline says, Facebook probably owes you money. Or, to put it in television commercial terms, "If you were a Facebook user in the United States between May 24th, 2007 and December 22nd, 2022, you may be entitled to compensation." That's because Meta (Facebook's parent company) has agreed to...
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Bilt Continues to Expand Its Platform with Bilt Dining, Bilt Wallet

Remember when I joked that I basically write about Bilt on a monthly basis? Well, in actuality, it seems to be about every three weeks now. But it's not my fault! The company continues to do interesting things — including launching a new program that not only allows customers to...
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T-Mobile Money is Offering an Extended Free Trial of Greenlight

For years, T-Mobile has offered a number of "on Us" promotions. To my memory, this started with Netflix on Us (which would eventually be followed by additional streaming services) but has continued to pop up in other ways, such as new cell phone model upgrade deals. Well, now, it looks...
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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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Solis's Memorial Day Hotspot Sale is Perfect for Summer Travel

If you're heading overseas this summer, you might find it helpful to have a mobile hotspot with global data at your disposal. So, in what is certainly no coincidence, Solis is having a Memorial Day Weekend sale. As a result, you can currently score discounted hotspots as well as data...
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My Initial Experience in the Overwhelming World of Travel Hacking

Over the past few years, my wife and I have had the good fortune of getting to enjoy an increasing amount of travel. This includes heading to domestic locations such as Los Angeles for the D23 Expo and Orlando to visiting Walt Disney World, as well as international travels to Paris, Hong...
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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...