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There is a new offer out for my all-time favorite everyday credit card, the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) American Express. You’ll get 10,000 SPG points for your first purchase, and 20,000 additional points if you spend $4500 in the first three months. (The normal offer is for 15,000 additional points after $15K of additional spend.) […]

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Capital One Venture Update

Tony and I got the magical emails this morning, stating that our Venture cards have shipped and we could log in to claim our miles using our unique 16 digit code. I had to wait until I got to work to convert our frequent flier statement to a PDF file so I could register to claim the […]

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Last night, Tony and I each signed up, and were approved, for the new Capital One Venture Card. Combined, we will earn a whopping $2200 in sign-up bonuses, to be used essentially like CASH towards any travel purchases.  $2200 for 10 minutes of work and a little follow-up paperwork!! Here’s the deal: Capital One is […]

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I just got done tallying up all our frequent flyer miles and points for the past year.  Getting all Tony’s information rounded up proved more tedious (he had no idea what he had or what his passwords were). But now that I have it all, future accounting shouldn’t be so difficult. Yay for organization! 2010 […]

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Here’s another quick 250 American Airlines AAdvantage miles. Best Western is offering 250 American Airlines miles just for signing up for their frequent guest program. You need to set your “earning preference” to American Airlines AAdvantage miles by April 11th, 2011 to earn the free miles.

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Tax Deadline: December 31, 2010 Don’t forget, the deadline for tax-deductible contributions for Arizonans is Dec. 31st! You might want to top off your 529 before the end of the year, if you itemize your taxes and you haven’t contributed the maximum deductible amount.  For Arizonans, the 529 plan deduction is limited to $750 per […]

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If you have the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG for short) American Express Card, you can earn  1,000 bonus Starpoints per additional cardmember (max 2 additional cardmembers).  To earn the bonus, the additional cardmember must have a total eligible spend of $150 within the first 90 days of their cardmembership.  SSN should not be required (there […]

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(Source) Do you know what today is? It’s the 15th! And that, my friends, marks a very important day for those of us paid biweekly. Yep, it’s payday! And guess what? It’s my first paycheck of the year that doesn’t have a 401k deduction taken from it.  Meaning I maxed out my Roth 401k for […]

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