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[Updated 5/14/20] Summary of Consumer-Friendly Changes to Card Benefits and Loyalty Programs
[Updated 5/14/20] Summary of Consumer-Friendly Changes to Card Benefits and Loyalty Programs

[Updated 5/14/20] Summary of Consumer-Friendly Changes to Card Benefits and Loyalty Programs

Introduction Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen credit card companies and loyalty programs introduce many consumer-friendly changes. There have been so many that it’s hard to keep up with everything! Last week, we published a summary of the consumer-friendly…

Summary of Consumer-Friendly Changes to Card Benefits and Loyalty Programs
Summary of Consumer-Friendly Changes to Card Benefits and Loyalty Programs

Summary of Consumer-Friendly Changes to Card Benefits and Loyalty Programs

Introduction While we’ve been on our housemoving-induced hiatus for the past few weeks and continuing even through today, we’ve seen credit card companies and loyalty programs introduce many consumer-friendly changes. There have been so many that it’s hard to keep…

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?…

Approved for another B of A Alaska Air Business Card – hopefully with a 42,000-mile bonus!
Approved for another B of A Alaska Air Business Card – hopefully with a 42,000-mile bonus!

Approved for another B of A Alaska Air Business Card – hopefully with a 42,000-mile bonus!

Introduction I’m in an interesting situation with respect to credit card applications right now. A couple of months ago, after long and thoughtful deliberation, I decided to execute on a 15-month plan to get under 5/24 by 11/1/2020. The driving…

Reader Question: What Cards Have Points I Can Use to Reimburse Travel Charges?
Reader Question: What Cards Have Points I Can Use to Reimburse Travel Charges?

Reader Question: What Cards Have Points I Can Use to Reimburse Travel Charges?

Friend-of-Middle-Age-Miles JBTx recently submitted a reader question that we thought would make for a nice article. For context, JBTx is heavily invested in the Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) eco-system and is extremely skilled at using UR points to fund his…

Keep or Cancel – Bank of America Alaska Business Card
Keep or Cancel – Bank of America Alaska Business Card

Keep or Cancel – Bank of America Alaska Business Card

Introduction The $75 annual fee recently posted on our Bank of America Alaska Business card (not a referral link). Each time an annual fee posts on one of our cards, we go through a full analysis of whether to keep…

Credit Card Updates and Our Take – Amex Gold, Chase Southwest, Chase Hyatt, Citi Rewards+, B of A Cash Rewards
Credit Card Updates and Our Take – Amex Gold, Chase Southwest, Chase Hyatt, Citi Rewards+, B of A Cash Rewards

Credit Card Updates and Our Take – Amex Gold, Chase Southwest, Chase Hyatt, Citi Rewards+, B of A Cash Rewards

There’s been a lot of news in the credit card world over the past week or so, which has been the subject of many articles by other bloggers. As usual, much of the information that’s been written is good, but…

What’s In Our Wallet? – Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card
What’s In Our Wallet? – Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

What’s In Our Wallet? – Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

This article is Part 2 of our What’s in our Wallet? series.  Here is Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet? – Our Cards and Breakdowns by Annual Fee and Date Acquired. And here is Part 3 – What’s In…

The “West Coast” Offer Works! – Approved for a 40k Bonus on the Alaska Air Visa
The “West Coast” Offer Works! – Approved for a 40k Bonus on the Alaska Air Visa

The “West Coast” Offer Works! – Approved for a 40k Bonus on the Alaska Air Visa

I was instantly approved for the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa card today, with a sign-up bonus of 40,000 Alaska MileagePlan miles plus an Alaska “Companion Fare,” for $2,000 minimum spend within 90 days.  The sign-up bonus is a…

Credit Card Limits & Velocity Rules
Credit Card Limits & Velocity Rules

Credit Card Limits & Velocity Rules

This article is part of Middle Age Miles’ “Resources” series. When you’re collecting credit card sign-up bonuses to generate points and miles for travel and establishing your strategies on what cards to get and when, it’s important to have an…