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Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2020 – Yes, No or Maybe?
Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2020 – Yes, No or Maybe?

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2020 – Yes, No or Maybe?

Introduction We’re a little later than we wanted to be in publishing this article for 2020, but once again we thought it would be useful to review some big-spend bonuses and benefits available on our credit cards and give you…

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No-Lifetime-Language Amex Biz Platinum Offer [Targeted] – What Do We Do with This?
No-Lifetime-Language Amex Biz Platinum Offer [Targeted] – What Do We Do with This?

No-Lifetime-Language Amex Biz Platinum Offer [Targeted] – What Do We Do with This?

The Offer Yesterday, Philly received a targeted email from Amex with the subject line, “Give your business more power with another Business Platinum Card.” The email expressly recognizes that she already has a Business Platinum card and invites her to…

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less

This article is Part 3 of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are links to Parts 1 and 2, and once published, we’ll add a link to the Epilogue. * Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020?…

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

This article is Part 2 of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are link to Parts 1 & 3, and once published, we’ll add a link to the Epilogue. * Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020?…

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 1: Our Cards and Breakdowns by Annual Fee and Date Acquired
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 1: Our Cards and Breakdowns by Annual Fee and Date Acquired

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 1: Our Cards and Breakdowns by Annual Fee and Date Acquired

This article is part of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are links to Parts 2 & 3, and once published we’ll add a link to the Epilogue: * Part 2 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020? –…

Executing on Our Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Downgrade, Plus Future Strategy Options & Considerations
Executing on Our Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Downgrade, Plus Future Strategy Options & Considerations

Executing on Our Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Downgrade, Plus Future Strategy Options & Considerations

Introduction Back in August 2019, we examined the Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card in detail and analyzed our keep/cancel/product-change strategy for the card as it approached its first anniversary: Middle Age Miles: Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant – New Anniversary Offer…

Keep or Cancel – Amex Personal Platinum – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?
Keep or Cancel – Amex Personal Platinum – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?

Keep or Cancel – Amex Personal Platinum – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?

Executive Summary I was very much on the fence about my Amex personal Platinum card. The card is best-in-class for flights purchased directly from airlines. It has solid benefits, although many are either difficult for us to fully use and/or…

Planning & Strategy in the Face of an AA Lockdown
Planning & Strategy in the Face of an AA Lockdown

Planning & Strategy in the Face of an AA Lockdown

Introduction Even when things are going smoothly, travel planning and making the best use of credit card & points-and-miles benefits can be a challenging task. Compound that with uncertainty, and the entire process can become overwhelming. As most Middle Age…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/20/20 – RC Visa; Hyatt-SLH promo; Chase Offer Hyatt House; Radisson Rewards; AA awards; Southwest; Marriott cards; Kimpton; new DFW & PHX lounges
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/20/20 – RC Visa; Hyatt-SLH promo; Chase Offer Hyatt House; Radisson Rewards; AA awards; Southwest; Marriott cards; Kimpton; new DFW & PHX lounges

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/20/20 – RC Visa; Hyatt-SLH promo; Chase Offer Hyatt House; Radisson Rewards; AA awards; Southwest; Marriott cards; Kimpton; new DFW & PHX lounges

We’re chock-full of Middle Age Miles News & Notes on MLK Day after a long flight from DFW to Seattle. But first, a quick moment in honor of Dr. King and his contributions to America and our civil rights movement.…