Shop Talk: Is hotel elite status a trap?

Welcome to another edition of Shop Talk, our podcast on paper. This week we’re going to discuss hotel elite status. A big part of the Milenomics mindset is to Be Your Own Elite. We’ve talked about that mostly in the context of air travel, but the concept applies equally to lodging. The question I’d like […]

Business Class for Four to Italy Using Delta SkyMiles

A trip to Europe in April is on our Family Demand Schedule for 2019. I haven’t been able to find award availability until just recently. Here’s how I booked it, using Delta SkyMiles to Italy. Parameters Departing out of Boston Fly into/out of “somewhere” in Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, Bologna) Want to go during April […]

Confirming and Tracking Wells Fargo Signup Bonuses

Quick Summary: Wells Fargo has added a tracker that makes it easy to confirm signup bonuses are attached to your account, your progress toward the minimum spending requirement, and when the bonus is scheduled to be paid. We beat up on Wells Fargo quite a bit when discussing Good, Bad and Ugly banks recently, and […]