Credit Cards I’m Keeping

Credit Cards I’m Keeping The credit card world has changed a lot since I started accumulating sign up bonuses about six years ago.  Banks have cut down on the ability to churn (open a card, get the bonus, close it, then reopen it for another sign up bonus).  The pandemic … Read more

American Express Lounge Melbourne Airport

American Express Lounge Melbourne Airport The American Express Lounge, opened in early 2018 at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is located in Terminal 2 with the International departures.  It is run by Plaza Premium Lounges.  Those with Platinum cards, no matter the country of issue, are able to access the lounge. Most … Read more

Roku Stick and Month of Sling for $12.99

While the Roku Stick isn’t the best option for travel (it has a difficult time getting on hotel wifi), it is a handy portable device for watching streaming video. Roku has a ton of “channels” (basically apps): Netflix, Amazon video, HBO, Showtime, Sling, Hulu, YouTube, and so on. The Roku Streaming Stick … Read more

Politics of Advertising

Are companies responsible for where their paid advertisements are placed in this age of digital media? Twitter user @slpng_giants believes they do.  And so do their (quickly increasing) followers. You may have heard about Kellogg’s pulling their ad from website Breitbart for their ties to white supremacists.  It has led … Read more