Accessing Airport Lounges and Restaurants for Free with Priority Pass

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As summer travel begins to take shape, many of us will find ourselves spending a significant amount of time in airports – especially with the recent trend of canceled and delayed flights among domestic carriers. What better way to pass the time and frustration than to relax in a quiet and comfortable lounge, ensconced from the madness of the terminal?

Today we’ll discuss how to do so for free.
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How and When to Close Credit Cards

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If you’ve followed the advice of this blog for any amount of time, you’ve probably opened at least a few credit cards to take advantage of the benefits of miles and points for (nearly) free travel. But as you add more and more cards to the wallet, annual fees begin to add up and eventually there is a point of diminishing returns. You might consider closing credit cards to reduce the financial burden, but before doing so there are several important things to consider.

Read this article first before closing any cards!

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Paying Taxes with a Credit Card in 2022

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Every year during this time, we reconcile our earnings and deductions for Uncle Sam and either fork over more dough or humbly request that a little be given back. If you follow the strategies of this blog you may not have much tax liability to begin with, but if you find yourself in a position where you owe the IRS and were wondering if you could earn rewards points on that payment, the answer is yes. More significantly, there’s an interesting trick where you can potentially earn hundreds of thousands of points and miles by making estimated payments which is discussed below.

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A Brief History of American Money

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Since time immemorial, humans have used items of perceived value to exchange for goods and services. Shells, stones, gold, gems, paper, and even lines of code as a digital currency are used to establish a common medium of exchange that is predicated on trust — if everyone agrees that a $100 bill is worth $100 then the system works, otherwise it is useless.

Last fall during a trip to Virginia, we stopped into the American Civil War Museum in Richmond. Among the many well-crafted displays was an excellent exhibit on the history of American money and how the currency we know and use today began as a result of the war.
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Transferring Ultimate Rewards to Hyatt for Maximum Value

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When planning for a recent weekend trip to Boston, I was poking around at the availability of hotels and found cash prices to be exceedingly high during our dates at $300+ per night. I scoffed at the idea of handing over $1,000 or more for a couple of nights away and instead turned to my trusty award miles to see if there was a most cost-effective approach.

As it turns out, I found a good deal on a centrally-located Hyatt property and was able to snag it for 8,500 points + $73 per night, a value of 3.8 cents per point as the cash prices were $398. In this post, I’ll explain how to transfer Ultimate Rewards to Hyatt for great value.
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