Travel Card Toolkit: Chase Sapphire Reserve

Travel Card Toolkit: Chase Sapphire Reserve

Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 4.07.18 PMOne of the things we’re doing to prepare for our upcoming travel is to take advantage of some credit card offers. I had long been a proponent of absolutely no debt, but alas some of the sign up bonuses are just too good to refuse. (Standard disclaimer: if you don’t pay your balance in full, credit card interest is apt to quickly erode any bonus benefit.)

I’d like to show you what I mean by sharing some of the offers that we have worked on in the last few months. Today I’ll start with the: Read more

Hello Again!

Hello Again!

TCOT Hello AgainHello Again!

It’s now been just over 10 months since the last post on this site. For those of you that are still with me: Hello Again!

Since that time I have still been writing a fair amount, just in other places. I recently looked it up, since April of last year, I’ve put out Read more

Website Update

Website Update

website updateMy December Challenge – to write 31 articles in 31 days – was a success. That brings my challenge record up to 13.5 and 2.5 or a completion rate of about 84%. As you might have noticed I didn’t post goals for the last few months and indeed have not been updating this site. It’s not that I haven’t been active; it’s just that my attention has been focused elsewhere. That’s what I’d like to address today. Read more

October 2015 Challenge

October 2015 Challenge

oct 15 chalMy September Challenge turned out to be a success, bringing my challenge record to 10.5 and 2.5, or a completion ratio of just over 80%. The challenge this month was to enjoy 50 meals for under $50. The contest called for the lowest 50 to be under a dollar per meal and not necessarily every single serving.

I could list all of the meals (I kept track of them all) but I think I’ll spare you the play-by-play and just summarize the results. As expected breakfast was the winner here: I had Read more

Remember: It’s About The Experience, Not Stuff

Remember: It’s About The Experience, Not Stuff

SegoviaIf you go to bing.com today (September 17th, 2015) you’ll see a lovely animation of Segovia, Spain. Bing provides a new picture or scene on its homepage each day to add a little something extra to your Internet search experience. If you don’t care to check out the scene (or are reading this after the 17th) the screen shot to the left shows you what I’m talking about.

Now I bring this up for a very specific reason. I’m not trying to lead you on an Internet scavenger hunt. Instead, this depiction is personal to me and I’d like to Read more