NOTE: I’ll be going on vacation and also traveling for work for the next two weeks (to 11/21/2016). Blogging will be less frequent, but there’s already a lot of great content that you can review in the meantime! Just go into blog history or click any of the Category pages on the right side of
Investing, like most things, is better started early. Einstein declared compounding interest to be the “eighth wonder of the world.” He went on further and said, “He who understands it, earns it… he who doesn’t… pays it.” This is especially true when it comes to saving for retirement. You compound interest through investing, and you
In case you are one of the existing or new (through the SPG program) Marriott Platinums, you can register for free United MileagePlus Silver Status (valued at $970 by The Points Guy). Even if you aren’t a Platinum member, you should link your accounts to take advantage of reciprocal program benefits. Here’s How: Step 1. If
Do you tend to pay your bills with an automatic bank transfer, debit card, or check? If so, simply changing your payment method to a credit card can earn you hundreds of dollars in rewards every year! For example, let’s assume you can shift most or all of the following to credit card spend: Item
For tonight only, JetBlue is throwing a flash sale with some of the most compelling airfares I have seen, including from FLL to Chicago for only $39. You can reduce the cost of your trip even further by leveraging JetBlue points. That same flight from FLL to ORD costs only 1,800 points plus applicable fees.
According to AAA, the average annual cost of owning a car is $8,558, or $713 per month including fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license and registration fees, taxes, depreciation and finance charges. This figure doesn’t include parking and valet, which can add up to an additional $1,200 to $2,000 (~$100 to $200 per month) if you
Please don’t forget to read our disclosures, you should also always do your own due diligence when making your own investment decisions. In three previous posts, I covered why I think IPI is undervalued, why even in a worst case scenario the company could still make a profit for shareholders, and how one mine was
According to USA Today and GoBankingRates, 69% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings, including 29% of adults earning $150k or more. Imagine having more readily available cash than 69% of Americans with just a $1,000 bill. What’s interesting is that of those surveyed, only 15% had savings of $10,000 or more. This means that savers are
Personally, I find Starwood’s SPG program extremely lucrative if you like being pampered and finding huge deals. Even if you’re not an elite member, you can still find some great deals, particularly if you take advantage of Starwood’s BRG program. Take advantage of these two lucrative SPG promotions to earn epic points: #1. SPG’s More For You Program (register by
Update: In an earlier post, we showed how you could buy and use hotel points for rooms for as little as $21 per night at Hilton. They recently extended their promotion to 10/31/2016, so you have a couple more days to find out if there are any category 1 or 2 properties you would visit!