Chase Ultimate Rewards

Chase Ultimate Rewards

Feature Articles, Saving Money, Travel
Day 33/365 2018-2019 Chase Ultimate Rewards are the gold standard in any travel hacker's arsenal. Some might say it's American Express Membership Rewards, but I haven't dabbled in those yet, and I think Ultimate Rewards is the best program to get your feet wet. Chase's 5/24 Rule Chase has made it a bit harder to do what's called "churning" of…
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Trip Report: 2018 Staycation

Trip Report: 2018 Staycation

Feature Articles, Saving Money, Travel
Day 31/365 2018-2019 Since Phoenix is a resort town, we have lots of choices when we want a "staycation," especially in the summer when their occupancies drop and they lower their rates. A friend had recommended the Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch because she knew we could book on points and get a Club Lounge upgrade with our Hyatt Explorist…
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Top 5 Mountains at Disneyland Resort

Top 5 Mountains at Disneyland Resort

Disney, Feature Articles
Day 18/365 2018-2019 Today we're counting down the best Disneyland Resort mountains, or rather, the rides associated with those mountains. We love all of the mountain rides, so it was not easy to decide which is best! 5. Grizzly Peak Grizzly River Run Grizzly Peak hosts Grizzly River Run and is number 5 on our list for a combination of…
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Rain, Rain, Go Away?

Rain, Rain, Go Away?

Disney, Feature Articles
Day 5/365 2018-2019 This is a post I wrote in January 2015 As the rain came down in Phoenix this morning, I flashed back to our two rainy days at Disneyland earlier this month. It was awful. Be Prepared Now, we knew ahead of time that it was supposed to rain, so we were prepared. I brought umbrellas and ponchos…
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Get Your Family on a Budget

Get Your Family on a Budget

Budgeting, Feature Articles
Day 1/365 2018-2019 The first thing you need to do when dealing with any kind of financial goal is to look at your finances. Seems simple, right? Well, I imagine there are a lot of people out there who don't really know where their money is going at any given moment. They simply spend until the bank account is empty,…
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