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An FAQ about all the changes in the personal Amex Platinum card. I just have no idea what these guys at Amex are thinking lately. They are keeping the Business Platinum version annual fee at $450 and adding a few bennies to it. Just not following the logic here at all. But hey, if you see a blogger selling the 40k offer for this card tell them I think it should be a felony! Hey to all bloggers linking to these guys, YOU are part of the problem too!
5 Reasons to Visit Iraqi Kurdistan. By guest blogger Caroline Lupini who was one of the 8 Americans shut out of Iran during my trip so…she went here instead!
6 Things You Didn’t Know About Airports. Well, I sure didn’t.
Powerful photos by Reuter’s photojournalist of the year.
If you are going to wrestle, do it this way. Lol!
Your personal finance fix of the day: What if you know nothing about investing.
The best shots from Smithsonian’s 14th Annual Photo Contest.
The Subteranean Paradise of the Moscow Metro. Love this…
This section is for advanced level hobbyists and veteran blog readers
What is wrong with Amex? So, they are keeping the Business Platinum annual fee at $450 it appears. Or did they get scared from the reaction after increasing the personal version’s annual fee to $550 and decided to hold off for a while?
Travel With Grant has two pretty good spreadsheets to keep track of credit cards and bank bonuses, check them out.
Loyalty Traveler took a deeper dive into all this new Hilton award structure change upon us. Note:
Under the new system of Honors Standard, Premium and Points & Money Rewards, I don’t know if it possible any more to get a redemption value approaching $10 per 1,000 points.
Looks to me with my initial analyses of Honors Standard Rewards, Premium Rewards and Points & Money Rewards that redemption value of Honors points are fixed within a narrow $4.00 to $6.00 range in this new system of reward pricing effective March 1, 2017.
Will this keep the credit card pumping bloggers from selling Hilton cards (or any other card for that matter) with less enthusiasm? Hell no!
You will not see this blog waste your time about the Freddies…
For the record, who cares about livery?
I had a really crazy Monday you guys. I have not been on Twitter wreaking havoc much therefore the ranty TBB side is mostly missing…just like your clicks lol. I am just focusing on knocking out clients’ tax returns before the scammers file on their behalf first. Or maybe I feel defeated seeing so many links of bloggers pumping the Amex 40k Platinum links…and here I am being yelled at for pumping too, PHUUUUUUCK! And I turned down another potential client today…Sometimes I wonder if I am insane or just stupid? Ok, don’t answer that. Please.
Let me know of worthy news in this blog space please.
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