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Hi. My name is Kyle Burbank and I’m a Millennial. Yes, I say this like it’s some sort of healing admission given the bad rap my generation has endured in recent years. You know — the talk about how anyone under 35 is lazy, entitled, and doesn’t even know how...

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Two Chase Sapphire Lounges are Opening This Month

Chase's branded lounge network is growing! Not only did the latest Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club open up in New York this week but yet another is also set to open next week in, uh, New York. To be clear, the LaGuardia (LGA) location is now open while a...
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Travel Tuesday: How I Earned $50 with MGM's Resort Hopping Offer for Las Vegas

Last week, I attended my fourth CES in Las Vegas. Ahead of the show's actual start, I had a chance to check out some of what was new on the Strip — or at least new to me, since I haven't been there in 18+ months. Incidentally, something new to...
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How to Save Money at Starbucks in Las Vegas in 2024

Years ago, I shared why the Forum Shops Starbucks was better than any of the others on the Las Vegas Strip. Sadly, that location has since closed, taking its savings with it. However, there is some good news for the long list of Starbucks lovers visiting Sin City as many...
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Need a Key Fob Battery? You Might Want to Stop at Buc-ee's

It's now been more than two years since I first visited Buc-ee's. In that time, I've managed to visit a few more — and have also frequented their midwest rival Wally's. Now, to my surprise, a Buc-ee's location has opened up not more than 15 minutes from my house. Admittedly,...
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Breaking Down the Costs of Buying a House (With Real Numbers!)

As of this week, my wife and I have officially (and fully) moved into our new house. Although the process was extremely quick once we got started, boy was there a lot that went into it. In turn, I learned a ton along the way — which is why I've been...
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Travel Tuesday: "Abroad in Japan" Audiobook Review

More than a decade ago, Chris Broad moved to Japan and started his cleverly named YouTube channel Abroad in Japan. Now, Broad has penned a new book of the same name that chronicles his time in the Land of the Rising Sun. As a fan of Broad's videos, I was...
Solis Lite and 5G WiFi hoyspots

Solis is Offering an End-of-Year Sale Perfect for Your 2024 Travels

If your 2024 plans include travel overseas, then Solis may have a deal for you. The WiFi hotspot provider (which I've personally used for years) is currently hosting an End of the Year sale that includes discounts on two of its devices. First up, the Solis Lite is on sale...
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Passport Renewal Wait Times are Now Back to Normal

For the past several months, you may have heard warnings that passport renewals were extremely backed up. That was bad news for those trying to plan trips — and even worse news for those who decided to pay for expedited service that was still delayed. However, the State Department has...
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Travel Tuesday: Matina Lounge ICN Review

In the time that I've had my American Express Platinum Card, I had only ever visited one lounge via the Priority Pass that the card comes with — and even that wasn't a real lounge (it was a Minute Suites where my pass got me one hour for free and...
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Bilt Has Added Yet Another Transfer Partner: Avianca Lifemiles

For the second time in just over a month, Bilt has added another travel transfer partner to its stable. After adding Marriot Bonvoy to the line-up in November, the company has now announced a partnership with Avianca Airlines. Like all current Bilt partners (ignoring the bonus Marriott Bonvoy offers on...
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More Money-Saving Streaming Bundles and Deals are Popping Up

For those trying to balance their streaming entertainment budget, the past week has brought some new deals and bundles that might help you out. First, Verizon has introduced another streaming bundle option that customers can add to their account. Now, for $10 a month, users can gain access to both...

Travel Tuesday: Using Octopus Card on Apple Wallet in Hong Kong

If you've ever been to Hong Kong, you've probably seen a logo that looks reminiscent of the infinity symbol. You may have spotted it at a convenience store, grocery store, train station, or even a vending machine. This logo actually represents the city's Octopus card system — which, as I...
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Walmart+ is Offering Upgraded Paramount+ For a Limited Time

Earlier this week, over on Fioney, I finally got around to doing a review of Walmart+. In that review, I noted that Walmart+ was currently underway and that a "surprise deal" was set to be revealed later. Well, as promised, that deal was unveiled on Thursday — and it's one...

Good (and Bad) Habits I've Gained Since Getting a Dog

Editor’s note: This article was first published in October 2022. We’re republishing it here on Money@30 as part of my new Pets series. It's now been six weeks since my wife and I brought home our dog, Rigby. With this being the first pet either of us has had in our...

Travel Tuesday: "Brave-ish" by Lisa Niver Book Review

Last year, seasoned traveler turned travel writer and expert Lisa Niver released her new book Brave-ish: One Breakup, Six Continents, and Feeling Fearless After Fifty. As a follower of Niver on Twitter, I'd seen mention of her book several times in recent months, with the orange/red hues and pink heart...

You'll Soon Be Able to Redeem Credit Card Rewards in Apple Pay

Earlier this week, during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote, Apple made a slew of announcements. While the main hype was about the company's use of AI — or, in the case, "Apple Intelligence" — non-AI related updates to iOS, iPad OS, and Mac OS were also revealed. Among the...

The Cost of Pet Ownership: Our Actual Expenses with a New Dog (So Far)

Editor's note: This article was first published in August 2022. We're republishing it here on Money@30 as part of my new Pets series. Last week, my wife and I welcomed a new member to our family as we brought home a pup we've decided to name Rigby (in case you...