With airlines making increasingly bewildering customer service decisions and adding extraneous fees for basic amenities like checked and (heaven forbid) carry-on bags, air travel can be taxing for even the most seasoned flyer. I should know: my face gets numb when I discover hidden baggage fees, and my right eye twitches at the mere mention of fuel surcharges.
Spring is almost over, and you know what that means: it's time for end-of-season sales! Add Mother's Day and Memorial Day sales to the mix, and May is just a recipe for a month full of deals.
We thought 2016 was a rough year for retailers, but the store closure announcements from top brands haven't stopped in 2017. There have been so many lately that it’s actually hard to keep track of which retailers are going out of business, which are closing stores, and which are shifting their focus to online sales.
When traveling, you want to put the bulk of your expenses on a credit card can will give you the best return for your spending. While there are dozens of cards currently on the market, a few of them can help frequent travelers save on their travel purchases in a big way. Here are our favorites.
The first iPhone came out in early 2007, and ever since, the annual race to upgrade your phone to the newest model has been on. But let's face it – that gets expensive. With today's launch of the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8, you might be feeling the upgrade itch. So how can you get that new phone without breaking the bank? Trade-ins!
If you've never had a credit card before, getting started with one can be pretty daunting for the beginner. Without any experience in the world of credit, how are you supposed to know where to start, or which card to apply for first?
Buying diamond jewelry – especially a diamond engagement ring – is often second to a house or a car as the biggest purchase a person makes in their lifetime. Because of this, it can be a really daunting process. After all, what kind of diamond should you be buying? What's the difference between something like a flawless solitaire and a slightly included princess cut?
It's no secret that Starwood Preferred Guest is one of the best hotel loyalty programs out there. With excellent hotel properties, powerful elite benefits and a versatile points currency, it's definitely one of my favorites. Now that Starwood is owned by Marriott, many of our readers might get the chance to stay at a Starwood property for the first time, because points and elite statuses now transfer between the two programs. So, let's dig into the Starwood (SPG) program's finer points, shall we?