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Over the River and Through the Woods–To Grandmother’s House (With Avios) We Go

Over the River and Through the Woods–To Grandmother’s House (With Avios) We Go

I’ve been told I sometimes fall into fits of hyperbole, so I’ll be cautious when I say this: By far, the absolute biggest news of 2014 has been the birth of Mini-Milenomics.  She’s perfect in every sense of the word, from the top of her head the the tips of her tic-tac-toes: The #1 question […] Read More…
State of Miles Address–2015 edition

State of Miles Address–2015 edition

Note: What follows is a speech I would give if I was ever elected President of Miles and Points: — My fellow Milenomics, today we come together not to reflect on years past, but to look forward towards the future.  I’m here today not to explain away or excuse the current state of affairs, but […] Read More…
How to Redeem WorldPoints and Use TheFlightDeal.com to Supercharge your Fidelity Rewards Amex

How to Redeem WorldPoints and Use TheFlightDeal.com to Supercharge your Fidelity Rewards Amex

Reader Gene Asked for a detailed post on the process of redeeming Worldpoints earned on the Fidelity Investor Rewards Amex, which just so happens to be The Best Cash Back Card on Earth.  In response I’ve put together this post. I’ve also added a little bit about using the card to book flights, which can be a […] Read More…
Amex No Longer Capping MR Transfers to Delta at 250k/yr.

Amex No Longer Capping MR Transfers to Delta at 250k/yr.

In case you’re feverishly working at transferring out your MR to Delta Skymiles before January 1, I wanted to update you to the fact that there won’t be a need to do so.  Amex just announced that there won’t be a cap next year, contrary to what was widely reported last month. The email is short […] Read More…
Triple Dip: 5% Cash Back, Best Buy Rewards, and Fuel Rewards.

Triple Dip: 5% Cash Back, Best Buy Rewards, and Fuel Rewards.

As we settle in for the holiday I wanted to share with you a pretty good little Triple dip opportunity I’ve started working on.  The components you need for the opportunity to work are as follows: 1) A Best Buy willing to sell you Visa Gift Cards on Credit. 2) A Card which pays you 5% back on […] Read More…
Using Delta’s New Search Engine to Find Holiday Awards

Using Delta’s New Search Engine to Find Holiday Awards

Last week a reader, Ray, wrote me to ask for help.  He wanted to take his sons on a trip this upcoming holiday with Delta miles, but didn’t care where they went.  He’s got total flexibility in destination, but not much as far as dates.  Knowing that frequent flyer miles are really “flexible flyer miles” Reader […] Read More…
Let’s Talk about Tax, Baby

Let’s Talk about Tax, Baby

Note: I’m not a tax professional. I have no education in tax law. I’m not giving explicit advice. Do not do what I say, or what I do, or what I say I do. — Nothing super sexy about today’s post, but it is one I’ve been batting around in my head for quite some […] Read More…
Update: How I’m Staying Connected While Traveling

Update: How I’m Staying Connected While Traveling

Early this year, as part of a giveaway of a worldband GSM cellphone I went over some of the travel tech I use to stay connected.  I later wrote a post about how Republic Wireless is helping my wife and I stay connected anywhere she has Wi-Fi. As tech related posts tend to become dated […] Read More…
#WestcoastDO Debriefing; Questions, and Expanded Answers.

#WestcoastDO Debriefing; Questions, and Expanded Answers.

This past weekend people from all over the world came to the Saverocity Westcoast DO.  I had the pleasure of meeting many of you there this weekend.  I’m a bit of an introvert, so the weekend DO was a good way to get my feet wet and meet and greet some of you. Today’s post is […] Read More…
Bloodied, Black & Blue–The Facts About Blue Cash Shutdowns

Bloodied, Black & Blue–The Facts About Blue Cash Shutdowns

First: IF you have a Blue Cash Card there appears to be no amount of safe spending that can be put on the card.  DO NOT — USE YOUR CARD UNTIL THE DUST SETTLES. There is no guarantee that your card won’t still be closed in the future, but there is no reason right now to spend […] Read More…
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