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"It Could Have Been Worse"

This week has not been great for me. Well, all things considered, I'm pretty sure there are few who would rank the past seven days among their best. However, in addition to all that general stress, this week we found out that my wife would need to undergo surgery for...

Travel Tuesday: Booking My Chicago Stay Through Amex's Hotel Collection 2

At a time when most Americans and those in several other parts of the world are avoiding group gatherings at all costs, a couple of weeks ago my wife and I headed to Chicago for a comic book convention. This was our first time attending C2E2 — short for Chicago...

Don't Go Chasing APY

If you have an online bank account or other high-yield savings, chances are you got an e-mail this week informing you that your interest rate was being cut. That's thanks to the Federal Reserve cutting rates by a half-a-point in an emergency move amid the spread of COVID-19. Yes, that's...

Aspirational Travel: My (Short) Time Beyond the "Velvet Rope" 2

These days, it seems that people are traveling more than ever. However, the experiences they have while making their way to their destination can vary greatly. For those in the "main cabin" (aka "coach") part of the plane, seats seem to be shrinking while nickel-and-diming fees grow. Meanwhile, those upfront...

How Adding an Authorized User to Your Card Can Benefit You (and Them) 2

First of all, I realize I've been writing about the American Express Platinum card a lot lately — but, hey, it's my shiny new toy so please bear with me. While penning my full review of the card recently, I realized there was one way I might be able to...

Everything You Need to Know About Flying Allegiant Air in 2020 19

When my wife and I moved to Springfield, Missouri almost exactly five years ago, one of the selling points (or at least what kept it in the running) was that there was a nearby airport that served a number of destinations. Unfortunately, while it is convenient, flying out of such...