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Jetto:  New Flight App for Low Fares
25 Jan. 2018
Jetto: New Flight App for Low Fares
Wow – That’s a Low Price! Cheap flights are evolving and Jetto continues that trend.  Today Travis Sherry from ExtraPackofPeanuts launched a new app that promises flight deals from a variety of major cities in the United States.  Until now, my favorite app for the best deals is Hopper, but Jetto shows promise. At first
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Travel Bag Review: Wandrd Hexad Access Duffel
21 Jan. 2018
Travel Bag Review: Wandrd Hexad Access Duffel
New Rooster in the Hen House? I geeked out a little on travel bags this year.  Some small start ups, usually advertising through Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sources, seemed to have some innovative bags that grabbed my attention.  I was drawn in enough to order a few of these seemingly “best bags” with hopes of
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New Walmart Money Order System A Game Changer?
20 Jan. 2018
New Walmart Money Order System A Game Changer?
Cha-cha Changes For those involved with manufactured spending, Walmart is a store that they often frequent.  Over the past several months there has been talk and now action in regard to a new money order system at nationwide Walmart stores. The new system hasn’t been issue free, as the initial software rollout at nearly every
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20 Things to Avoid in South Africa
19 Jan. 2018
20 Things to Avoid in South Africa
Pass on That South Africa is incredible.  It’s probably the prettiest country that I’ve ever visited, and that’s a pretty big statement.  Unfortunately there are some pretty big downsides to the country, many of which revolve around safety, especially in the larger cities.  For more on that, see my post “Is South Africa Safe...
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Changes to My Credit Card Application Strategy
18 Jan. 2018
Changes to My Credit Card Application Strategy
The Haunting I’m officially spooked.  The recent news of shutdown from Chase has me more than worried.  At one point I was a little bunny nibbling on the grass in an open patch of lush green grass.  Then word of some large birds high above the area surfaced and some of my friends went missing.
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New Podcast:  Randy Petersen Interview
17 Jan. 2018
New Podcast: Randy Petersen Interview
Elite Status In the world of award travel, Randy Petersen is Elite, and it’s not too much of a stretch to call Randy Petersen the Godfather of the points and miles hobby. He’s the pioneer behind many of the travel resources that millions of people all over the world use like FlyerTalk, BoardingArea, The Frequent Flyer
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First Tech Credit Union Upset Over Manufactured Spend
16 Jan. 2018
First Tech Credit Union Upset Over Manufactured Spend
Global Warning I have a lot of accounts connected with points and miles.  Among those accounts are checking and savings accounts with various credit unions and banks.  Those accounts range in dollar values and size of the financial institution, and each serves a purpose.  Some accounts are there only for bank bonus purposes, while others
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Why I Don’t Resell Gift Cards
13 Jan. 2018
Why I Don’t Resell Gift Cards
No More? I used to do some reselling on The Plastic Merchant (TPM) in the last couple of years, but have stopped doing so.  If I remember correctly, my reselling amounts weren’t heavy by any means, somewhere in the $5,000 to $10,000 per month range.  Even though I’m in semi-retirement from gift card reselling, it’s
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