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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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Travel Tuesday: How to View Southwest Fares in Google Flights with Wanderlog

If you're looking to travel and don't feel particularly loyal to a certain airline, portals such as the popular Google Flights can be great ways to compare fares across multiple carriers. Unfortunately, not all airlines allow their fares to be published on such aggregators. Case in point: while Google Flights...
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When is the Best Time to Book a Flight?

Over the Thanksgiving travel holiday, millions of Americans returned to the skies. This actually continued a trend that’s seen demand for travel surging after two slow years. And while we all wish money were no object so that we could plan the trip of our dreams without restrictions, the fact...
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Travel Tuesday: Alaska Airlines is Offering a Status Match Challenge to Delta Elites

A few weeks back, Delta announced numerous changes impacting their most loyal customers. While I personally focused on the SkyClub entry rules and restrictions that are on the way, the adjustments made to the SkyMiles program were arguably even more disruptive. Not only did the airline move to a model...
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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...