My last credit card applications were April of this year, so true to my once every 3 month pledge, I’m ready to apply for credit cards again. My scores are 851 with Experian, 865 with Transunion and 807 Equifax. These scores come from Truecredit and are based on the VantageScore system. The top VantageScore is Read full post »
Many have questioned my reluctance to use Chase cards for US Mint purchases. I am by nature a very conservative player. If I see risk I move cautiously. I had two readers tell me their Chase accounts were closed and they would not be reopened. I reported that to you and suggested you refrain from Read full post »
Reader comments and emails continue to fascinate and amaze me. Instead of posting in the comments of section of the older posts where they may never be seen, I’ll put them right up front so I can clarify my position as owner of this blog. Here they are: 1. “Hi, I am wondering if you Read full post »
AussieFlyer just sent me links indicating that the SPG 30K sign up bonus has been extended through the end of the month. Here is the link for the Business Card And the link for the Personal Card Please do not use the ads I have on the blog for SPG cards for the remainder of Read full post »
Everyday it seems I’m, being asked what to do with my newly acquired Amex MR (Membership Rewards) points. The phenom must be because everyone is now seeing the 25K in their accounts from the Premier Travel Rewards card we scored on earlier this year. My answers vary according to the email but my best advice Read full post »
I’m posting from my iPhone so please forgive mistakes. Go to groupon.com to pickup Delta Skyclub passes at $22 each instead of the usual $50. Today only. Thanks, Brad for the heads up. Go to the Atlanta section of groupon.com
I’m just a little compulsive, not too bad though. To think I’ve already calculated my total UA miles for the year. And I find myself 369 miles short of the magic 100K mark. It’s better to find out now than December 30th. While flying around the US last week, on 3 consecutive trips to Spokane, Read full post »
I read this piece of sad news this morning in USA Today. Over 25% of consumers have credit scores of under 599 putting them in the poor risk category. We benefit tremendously by keeping our scores above 700. Be sure to monitor your scores and maintain a 700+ for your own good and ability to Read full post »
A lady was flying from Seattle to San Francisco. Unexpectedly, the plane was diverted to Sacramento along the way. The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft the plane would re-board in 50 minutes. Everybody got off the plane except one lady who Read full post »
During my ORD-PHX-GEG mileage runs last week I approached seat 2D I was startled to see a dog under the seat in 2F. I’m allergic to dogs and expressed my concern to no one in particular. Mary informed me that her traveling companion did not have fur but hair. I didn’t know the difference and soon learned Read full post »
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