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    Marriott Premier Plus 50k Upgrade Offer Unlocked

    I signed up for the Marriott Premier credit card last year after seeing an ad on Instagram. The sign up bonus offered 10,000 bonus points for every $1,000 spend in the first year, up to $12,000. Thus, after spending the full $12k you’d end up with 120,000 Marriott points. I jumped at the chance as […] More

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    PPP: 027 – The End of Credit Card Rewards?

    Are the banks pulling back credit card rewards? In this episode we’ll dive deep into a recent Wall St. Journal article which says yes. Citing examples of the banks lowering sign-up bonuses, and being fed up with “gamers” who unlock those bonuses only to ultimately put the card in a drawer.  Along the way we’ll […] More

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    PPP: 026 – 2018 Wallet Review + Look Ahead

    2018, what a year! This is the 10th podcast of 2018, which is twice as many as were published in 2017. I’ve been honored to have received such positive feedback both in the form of private emails and public reviews of the show. As of late I’ve been working on a product to aggregate points […] More

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    Declined Transactions Lead to Bonus Points

    Just the other night I was out to dinner in celebration of a family members milestone anniversary. We gathered as a small Italian restaurant in Syracuse, NY (my home town) and spent hours conversing, drinking, and eating. When the time came to pick up the check, I obviously volunteered to pay and let the hosts […] More

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