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Another Bank Shutdown:  Bremer Bank
26 Feb. 2019
Another Bank Shutdown: Bremer Bank
Another One Bites the Dust Yesterday I wrote about an entire account shutdown with Bank of America (BoA) that affected two Alaska credit cards that I held with the bank.  Unfortunately that wasn’t the only shutdown that I found out about when I returned from my recent round-the-world trip a few days ago.  Bremer Bank
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Bank of America Shutdown(s)
25 Feb. 2019
Bank of America Shutdown(s)
Sick I’ve been traveling overseas on a round the world trip for about a month and returned home last night.   To put it mildly, my trip was a challenge.  With a stint in the hospital in Delhi, India and sickness and struggle to follow me most of my days on the road.  To prepare
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Simon Mall Increases Gift Card Limits to $25,000
16 Feb. 2019
Simon Mall Increases Gift Card Limits to $25,000
Rumor Was True Rumors have circulated for weeks now that Simon corporate was going to increase the daily debit/gift card purchase limits from $10,000 to $25,000.  I’m still in India traveling, but browsed my email and noticed an email yesterday from one of my local Simon Mall managers that confirmed the information that had been
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ANA Business Class Lounge Narita Airport Review
5 Feb. 2019
ANA Business Class Lounge Narita Airport Review
Feeling It On my way from Tokyo, Japan to New Delhi, India, I had the pleasure of visiting one of (two) ANA business class lounges at the Narita Airport.  Narita airport isn’t very close to the city.  On my final night in Tokyo I used a free night certificate from Marriott at the Courtyard Marriott
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2018 Travel Music
26 Jan. 2019
2018 Travel Music
Audible 10 music tracks from various parts of the world inspired for and by travel. Various genres of music, languages, and rhythms. Playlist: 1. Polo & Pan – Dorothy 2. Elza Soares – Boato 3. J.S. Ondara – Lebanon 4. Jax Jones, RAYE – You Don’t Know Me (Radio Edit) 5. Indila -Derniere danse 6.
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Latest Round of Credit Card Applications?
21 Jan. 2019
Latest Round of Credit Card Applications?
One Foot Out, Two Back In I tried to hold out, but just couldn’t help myself.  After my last round of credit card applications, I figured I was (largely) done applying for rewards cards for the next two years.  During that 2 year wait, I thought I could sneak in a few business rewards card
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Trip Report:  Montreal, Canada
16 Jan. 2019
Trip Report: Montreal, Canada
Oh Canada! For a few years now, I’ve wanted to visit Montreal and Quebec City.  Talk of visiting started with a buddy of mine who is into automotive racing.  He has a modified corvette that he’s raced at various international racetracks around the country, and a few years back, he mentioned going to Montreal to
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Just booked, Quebec City!
1 Jan. 2019
Just booked, Quebec City!
Cheap While working on my book today, I saw an email from Thrifty Traveler about a cheap flight from MSP to Quebec City (YUL).  What I didn’t realize is that less than 24 hours ago, Delta had lowered its prices to Quebec City out of MSP, which seemed to prompt United into doing the same.
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