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Travel Tuesday: 5 Items Perfect for Traveling with a Dog

Over the past six months, our travel lives have changed a lot. That's thanks to the fact that we now have a dog, Rigby, who joined our family back in August. Since then, while we haven't traveled as much as we typically due (in a bid to make sure she...
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Travel Tuesday: Finding Award Flights with Bilt's Point.Me Feature

Earlier this year, I noted that Bilt was one of the top FinTech tools I was keeping an eye on in 2023. That declaration followed a 2022 that saw the company add a number of exciting features and promotions — not to mention that I became a Bilt cardholder last...
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CLEAR Review: How the Biometric Program Saves You Time in Line

Over the past few years, you may have noticed the service CLEAR growing in prominence. Between its recent partnerships with American Express, its Health Pass being employed by several entities during the pandemic, CLEAR kiosks arriving at more locations, and the company going public, CLEAR is kind of having a...
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Travel Tuesday: Away Hanging Toiletry Bag Review

As a frequent (or frequent enough) traveler, you quickly learn that investing in the right luggage can make a big difference to your experience. Not only do you want something that will hold up to the impacts of travel but can also hold all of your essentials in an organized...
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Travel Tuesday: 3 Reasons Why Vegas is Perfect for Your Amex FHR Credit

When American Express revamped its Platinum card in 2021, one of the additions was a $200 annual credit that could be used for Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts or Hotel Collections bookings. Personally, I found this to be one of the best credit offerings, but I was surprised to see...
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Travel Tuesday: My 7 Favorite Travel Tuesday Posts of 2022

For many Americans, 2022 marked a true return to travel. And while, as I write this, air travel is snarled and looking rather nightmarish, the year turned out to be pretty decent for the industry and travelers alike. As for me, during the year, I reviewed a number of hotel...
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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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Travel Tuesday: Understanding Chase's New Sapphire Lounge

When Chase announced that it was opening a number of airport lounges in partnership with The Club, there were several questions I and others had. At the top of the list, with The Club being a staple of Priority Pass membership, it seemed fair to assume that those with Priority...
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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...