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Money at 35: Assessing and Appreciating My Financial Life 3

Yesterday, I turned 35 years old. I find this significant for a couple of reasons. First, it means that I've advanced to yet another box on most demographic surveys. Second, and likely more importantly, it means I'm now halfway to aging out of this website moniker! Kidding aside, this minor...

Blinkist is Offering 40% Off Annual Subscriptions for a Limited Time 3

With many of us remaining in some level of lockdown, I for one have continued to consume a lot of entertainment. Mostly, this has consisted of streaming TV shows along with reruns of series I've already seen multiple times through. Thus, I've been looking for a way to inject some...

Starting a Blog in 2021: Setting Up, Growing, and Monetizing Your Site 12

It’s crazy to think that, just a few years ago, the term “blog” was just a strange word that few fully understood. Today there are blogs for just about any topic or niche you could conceive of and a diverse array of talented writers producing content for an equally diverse...

Disneyland Just Dealt a Blow to Its Most Frequent Visitors

Back in 2006, when I was a mere 20 years old, I remember walking through my local mall when I saw that the Disney Store was selling Annual Passes for Disneyland. By this point, my family and I were visiting the parks once a year or so, but each time...

Travel Tuesday: Follow Airline Mask Mandates or Get Banned 2

This might come as a surprise to you, but the travel industry has changed a tremendous amount over the past year — shocking, I know. In a bid to comply with local regulations and CDC recommendations as well as, you know, keep their flyers safe, several airlines have adjusted their...

American Express Platinum Cardholders Can Now Earn $180 in PayPal Credits (and More!) 1

When 2020 started to go down the tubes, a number of credit card companies sprung into action to offer some assistance to customers and also provide them with added value in a bid to keep them around. Among those efforts, American Express introduced two temporary monthly credits for its travel-centric...