Sunday, April 5, 2020

Chasing Status in 2020: A Worthless Pursuit?

There was a time when I was Hyatt Diamond (see Hyatt Kills Gold Passport). Now, I'm holding on to Explorist. I requalified for Marriot Titanium Elite thanks to upgrading my Chase Marriott card (see Why...

Looking to Churn? Move to Puerto Rico

I moved to Puerto Rico last April for the generous tax benefits (see Despacito! TPOL Is Moving to Puerto Rico! Effective Inmediatamente). What I did not expect was a new world of churning. While...

Keep Vs. Cancel: AAdvantage Aviator Business

Keep Vs. Cancel should be changed to just cancel. I have taken a very hard line on these annual fees: I don't pay. The Aviator Business $99 has come due. I called to cancel. Here...

Disputing A Credit Card Charge? You Have 118 Days

I once wrote a post called "Complaints: How Long Till You Let It Go?". I wrote, "What about times when nobody responds? Do I just let those go simply because time has passed? Absolutely...

Keep vs. Cancel: Alaska Personal

Here's a zzz post. The $75 annual fee on my Alaska Personal came due. I called in to cancel since trying to do so over chat is not an option. Right away the agent...

Why I Upgraded My Chase Marriott to Bonvoy

I received an interesting offer from Chase. For $10 more a month, I could change my Marriott Premier Plus card to the stealth Marriott Bonvoy card. Aesthetics alone, this is worth the increase from...

Alaska Business Credit Card Approved: Emirates Calling?

I was just approved for the Alaska Business card which comes with 40k points after $2k spend. In the old days, before a man couldn't keep secrets (see The Deal Killer Strikes Again), I used...

Keep Vs. Cancel: Amex Hilton Honors Business Card

I canceled Amex Platinum Charles Schwab. The time had come to decide whether I was going to Keep Vs. Cancel the Hilton Honors Business card. For those in a hurry, the quick answer is I...

Citi Prestige: No Amex Platinum? No Problem

Rejection has been a constant in my life. My first Valentine, my first time taking calculus at the University of Michigan (details in the book, on sale here), and most recently, applying for the...

Keep Vs. Cancel: Amex Platinum Charles Schwab

You won't see me in a Centurion Lounge anytime soon. My $550 annual fee came due on my Amex Platinum Schwab which I opened last year (see Amex Platinum Schwab Approved! No Recon Required). I...
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