Be Smart-Enroll With STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program) Before Your Next Trip Abroad

Within the next year, I have a trip to Morocco this Xmas and Italy this summer.  Just to be extra safe, I have registered my trips with the STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program). By registering with STEP, I will receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions.  Registering will also make it easier for […]

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Are You Unclear About CLEAR?

CLEAR is a bit unclear (hah) as to how it compares with TSA Pre√ and Global Entry so let me try to make it more clear. (Please stop). First, let’s once again take a quick look at TSA Pre√ and Global Entry before we move to CLEAR… TSA Pre√ is the best option for people that primarily fly within […]

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If You Have The American Express Gold Card, Be Mindful Of Your Annual Grocery Spend

Recall that with the American Express Gold Card you earn 4X Membership Rewards points per $1 spent at supermarkets on up to $25,000 per year in purchases.  After you spend $25,000 in a given year, you only earn 1X Membership per $1 spent at supermarkets. Although I find it hard to fathom anyone spending more than $25,000 on grocery purchases […]

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Banking On Rob’s Two Categories Each Month To Be Advertising And Gas With His New Amex Business Gold Card

Rob has had the American Express Business Gold Rewards card (now called the old version) for years because he has his own law firm and he advertises monthly in various forms of media.  With the old Gold card he earned 3X American Express Membership Rewards Points per dollar. With his new version of the Gold card, […]

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