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Banana logic? Why I got a Banana Republic Visa.

In three words: lotsa free clothes.

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Barclay’s (grueling) reconsideration and (yes!) approval

This reconsideration call was worse than I thought it would be. By the end of the conversation, I was kind of sweaty and I could have used a shot of whiskey. But it was worth it.

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I really want the Lufthansa card.

I’ve never mentioned the Lufthansa card before, because I wasn’t that excited about it. However, the current 50,000 mile offer is more than double the usual bonus, and now I’m planning on getting the card myself.

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When It Makes Sense To “Downshift” A Credit Card

Last year, I applied for the Amex Business Rewards Gold card to earn a bonus of 75,000 Membership Rewards points. The annual fee of $175 was waived for the first year, but this month the fee loomed large in the background, because I definitely did not want to pay it […]

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Denied! Rejected! But Not Dejected!

It had to happen sooner or later: I got my first definite “no” for a credit card application. I can’t say I’m surprised about this one, so I’m not too upset. However, it might be time for me to cool it with the apps for awhile. Here’s what happened… A […]

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I Feel An App-O-Rama Coming On

One of my brothers was in the Peace Corps after college. He spent two and a half years in a small village in Cameroon, and that is where he met his wife, who happens to be a princess in the village. (Yes, really). The two of them got married after my […]

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What is an App-o-rama?

I laughed out loud the first time I heard the phrase “App-o-rama.”  It just sounds kind of silly, like a ride at an amusement park (Tilt-o-whirl, anyone?).  I guess you could say that for Points and Miles collectors, an App-o-rama is our version of the Tilt-o-whirl, complete with thrills, chills […]

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What is a credit card churn?

I love the image: a rustic wooden butter churn, filled to the brim with mouthwatering premium travel cards.  Mmmmm, bonuses! Seriously, what the heck is a credit card churn anyway?  I made a short video to explain: What type of churner are you?

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Targeted Offers – Junk or Treasure?

One of the benefits of working from home is that I get to lie in wait for the mail.  Yep, you read that right.  Every day I race outside as soon as I hear the telltale rattle of the mailbox lid.  Yes, really.  (Luckily our mail delivery person has a […]

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How to Meet Minimum Spend on Credit Cards

So at this point, you may be thinking: this all sounds great, but if I sign up for 2 new credit cards this month, there’s no way that I am going to be able to meet the minimum spend on both of them! Think again. Here are my favorite ways […]

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