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Amex Gold Card / Amex Rose Gold Card Review

Amex Gold Card Both the American Express Rose Gold card (not currently available) and the American Express Gold Card are identical in features and they are both metal credit cards weighing about 15 grams.  It...

Are You Covered for Rental Car Damage When You Pay With Points (CDW /...

Updated November 2020: I'm always trying to think about topics to cover where I once had a question and it took some research and phone calls to find the answer. Let's talk about car rentals...
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Choosing a Chase Ink Business Credit Card

Chase Ink Business Credit Cards On the personal side of the Chase cards, we talk a lot about the "Chase Trifecta."  The premise is that you can have two or three of the Chase Sapphire...

Where can I transfer Chase, Citi, American Express, Capital One and Marriott points?

Bookmark this page. It's our master guide to which "transferable points" transfer to which airlines and hotels Last Updated: October 2020 I love "transferable currency" credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve / Chase Sapphire Preferred...

Citi Rules on Bonus Eligibility: The 1/24 Rule

Looking to apply for a new Citi Premier, Citi Prestige, or Rewards+ card? Citi's 1/24 Rule on ThankYou cards Citi has more confusing rules than any other issuer, including Chase and its 5/24 rule. They are...
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Chase Reconsideration Line: How It Works

When you apply for a new Chase credit card and get rejected, the first thing many people want to do is find out why they were denied the credit card and see if there...
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Chase Freedom Flex vs. Chase Freedom: Review

I've been getting a lot of questions about the differences between the (no longer available) Chase Freedom credit card and the new Chase Freedom Flex. You can no longer apply for the old Chase Freedom...

Chase Trifecta: Three credit cards that maximize Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

I can craft a custom miles and points strategy for anybody as long as I know things like spending volume, spending habits (categories of spend), and travel goals (and you can actually hire me...

The Cheapest US-Europe Business Class Award: 88,000 Points Round-Trip

Note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, I've dialed way back on posts like this - the core of this website. In this case, it was the very existence of increased award inventory that made this...

New to Miles and Points? Watch my NY Times Travel Show Seminar Here

In January, I presented a seminar at the New York Times Travel show in New York City with Jamie Larounis of The Forward Cabin. The seminar was called "How to Navigate the Complicated World of...