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US Bank Fined for Facilitating Money Laundering
15 Feb. 2018
US Bank Fined for Facilitating Money Laundering
Guilty As Charged US Bank has been found guilty by federal regulators of two felony violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and will pay a total of $613 million (including $528 million in a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. attorney in Manhattan) in fines for ties to facilitating money laundering. The lawsuit centers around Scott Tucker,
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The Real Costs of Manufactured Spend?
13 Feb. 2018
The Real Costs of Manufactured Spend?
Show Me the Money At times, manufactured spend (MS) or non-organic spend seems like it’s at near religeous proportions in some circles within the points and miles community.  For some it’s nonesistant, for others it’s very casual, and then for a minority it’s basically a compulsary routine.  Whatever your interest level is w...
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Best New Manufactured Spending Blog of 2017?
13 Feb. 2018
Best New Manufactured Spending Blog of 2017?
Embarrased Even with a moniker like MillionMileGuy, I’m not much into self promotion.  The moniker was chosen mostly for fun, but also because it’s an accurate way of looking at my award point accumulation and outlook each year.  Earning a million award points was my first big goal in the points and miles hobby, and
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New Music Added:  February 2018 Playlist
11 Feb. 2018
New Music Added: February 2018 Playlist
Pump Up the Jam(s) I enjoy music, audio and video.  When I was creating my website, I wanted to have some of those aspects included.  When I travel, I pick up on various media pretty quickly.  Some of it’s amazing, some okay, others aren’t so great.  With that said, I’m trying to add new music
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$318 Minneapolis to Honolulu
10 Feb. 2018
$318 Minneapolis to Honolulu
Get Out of the Cold I just returned from the island of Oahu from a week long vacation in Hawaii.  It was my first time to the island, and I had a nice time.  The other islands are better IMO than Oahu, but if you’re looking to escape the cold, then this is a smoking
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New Interview:  Stefan Krasowski of Rapid Travel Chai
10 Feb. 2018
New Interview: Stefan Krasowski of Rapid Travel Chai
Global-Trotter Stefan Krasowski is truly a world traveler.  He has been to 189 of the world’s 193 countries and is a member of the Circumnavigators Club and the Travelers’ Century Club. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, a graduate of the prestigious Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and has also lived and studied
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Hawaii Timeshare Presentation = 40,000 Hilton Points
6 Feb. 2018
Hawaii Timeshare Presentation = 40,000 Hilton Points
Fractional Ownership? Before departing Honolulu for the North Shore, I was walking around the Ala Moana shopping center just 2 blocks from my hotel in Waikiki.  It’s claim to fame is the world’s largest open-air shopping center.  Besides being quite big, it’s also nice with standard stores that you’d find in any American mal...
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How I Differ with Others in the Points Hobby
5 Feb. 2018
How I Differ with Others in the Points Hobby
Points World Millions of people in the U.S. collect frequent flyer miles.  Add into that hotel and other related rewards, and you’ve got millions more.  Many people participate in the collection of rewards in similar ways.  They have a go to rewards credit card that they put most of their everyday spending on, fly occasionally,
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