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The Venmo Credit Card is Here and It’s Not So Bad

Nearly a year ago, Venmo announced plans to release a credit card in partnership with Synchrony. Like most people (presumably), I completely forgot about this ambition until it became a reality earlier this week. At long last, the Venmo Credit Card is here — or nearly here as applications are...

Travel Tuesday: What to Know About Amex’s Fine Hotels + Resorts Program

Just a couple of weeks before the pandemic shut down much of the United States to travel, I wrote about my experience booking a room in Chicago using American Express's Hotel Collection. At the time, I assumed that this offering was pretty similar to the fancier-sounding Fine Hotels + Resorts...

A Surprising Place to Potentially Exchange Leftover Foreign Currency

Last week, for my Travel Tuesday installment, I wrote about a few different options you have when it comes to obtaining foreign currency for traveling. Naturally, each of these approaches had its own set of pros and cons. For example, buying foreign funds ahead of time or pulling out money...

Pros and Cons of Using an iPad for Productivity 2

A few months ago, during a bout of the quarantine blues, I began watching a lot of videos about the iPad. Previously, while I thought such a device might be fun, I never really saw much of a need for it. That was until I started to see more people...

More Tidying Projects We've Recently Tackled 2

Just a couple of weeks ago, I shared some of the ways my wife and I were working to tidy up our apartment, get rid of stuff, and perhaps even try on minimalism for style. Well, following a short break in progress due to our Vegas trip, we were back...

Travel Tuesday: 4 Ways to Obtain and Use Foreign Currency 2

At the time that I write this, international travel is still a no-go for us Americans. Despite this, I haven't stopped thinking about my (hopeful) upcoming travels nor halted my reflections back on my past adventures. Among the aspects I've been considering lately is how my M.O. while traveling has...