Category Archives: Beginner Tips

Will Google REALLY Be Able to Tell You When to Buy a Ticket?

Ever wondered if you were really getting the best deal on a paid airline ticket?  Google Flights will soon make it easier to know when to get the best price on your travel!

Google Flights Fare Predictor

Google Flights Is Adding Fare Predictions to Help You Decide When to Buy a Plane Ticket

I’ll tell you how it works!

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Do You Know This Easy Way to Track Your Chase Freedom 5X Spending?

I love having the Chase Freedom card in my wallet.  And so does Emily

It has no annual fee.  So it’s a fantastic card to keep forever because it’s free to have.

And the card has quarterly rotating bonus categories that earns 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points, or 5% cash back.  For example, the current quarterly bonus categories (ends December 31, 2016) includes department stores, drugstores, and wholesale clubs including Costco.

Tracking your Chase Freedom 5X spend is important!  Because you can monitor how close you are to reaching the $1,500 maximum each quarter.  This way, you’ll be able to get the most rewards!

Track Chase Freedom 5X Spend

Tracking Chase Freedom 5X Bonus Spending Can Help You Earn Points Toward Big Travel Like a Free Night at the Park Hyatt Chicago!

I’ll show you how to track Chase Freedom 5X spend!

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What Are the Best AMEX Small Business Card Offers?

Right now, there several increased offers for AMEX small business cards.

That’s great news because AMEX small business cards have relatively easy approvals, even if you don’t have a huge company.  You can get award flights, hotel stays, or cash back, depending on what type of rewards you prefer. 

And even better, they don’t appear on your personal credit report.  So they won’t count against your Chase 5/24 status!

Best American Express Business Card Offers 2016

AMEX Small Business Cards Are Worth a Look If You Have a Small Business! Earn Big Travel and Remain Eligible for New Chase Cards

I’ll show you my favorite AMEX small business cards!

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1 Card Bonus = 3 Luxury Nights + $400 Flight Discount to 31 Cities

The new offer on the Chase Ritz-Carlton card is built for Big Travel with Small Money!

You can use the perks of the card to get 3 free nights at top Ritz-Carlton hotels, $400 toward flight discounts, TSA PreCheck for easier airport security, and free Priority Pass Select membership to unwind in an airport lounge before or after your trip!


Enjoy 3 Free Nights at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay and Save Over $2,600! Use the Other Perks of the Chase Ritz-Carlton Card to Help With the Rest of Your Trip!

I’ll show you how to combine the benefits to enjoy a memorable vacation!

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How to Dispute a Charge on Your AMEX Credit Card

Have you ever found a transaction on your credit card statement that you didn’t make?

A discovery like this can be unsettling!  Thankfully, American Express makes it easy to dispute unfamiliar transactions.

I recently disputed a charge for ~$161 from I found on my Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express.  The process was easy, and my account was reimbursed in just a few weeks!

AMEX Dispute Charge

Monitor Your Credit Card Transactions so You Won’t Miss Fraudulent Charges

I’ll show you the easy steps I took to get my issue resolved, and my money back!

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