elite status

Magic carpet ride

You can get “elite” status…with Vanguard

I’m an unsophisticated investor, but I consider that a good thing. I’d rather do something simple that has a proven track record, rather than go for big bets that are unproven and even more risky. After all, this is my … Read MoreRead More

Golden Chains

The problems with airline loyalty

So by now, I’ve talked about the problems inherent in certain retail loyalty programs. Programs like Starbucks Rewards and Amazon Prime seem like a good deal, but can often force you in making decisions based on the idea that you’ve “already paid … Read MoreRead More

Is it possible to be with more than one … airline?

  I never realized that when we met, it would last so long. I remember it well. It was 2001, and I was on my way to Burning Man. I was terribly late in getting to the airport, too late, … Read MoreRead More

Anyone can get hotel elite status

  I’ve mentioned hotel elite status and its perks. It’s pretty great. But don’t take my word for it. You can get it too. … Read More