How to transfer SPG Points to Marriott Rewards

Effective now – with the merger between Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International – members of both hotel loyalty programs now have reciprocating benefits if you link your accounts.  I just transferred some SPG Points to Marriott Rewards.  Here’s…
The best budgeting rule of thumb

The best budgeting rule of thumb Everyone is different.  Personal finance is personal.  There is however some general rules of thumb that work well when it comes to creating some good savings habits and maintaining a good budget.  Let’s take…
Kick a$$ ways to kill your retirement plan

Kick a$$ ways to kill your retirement plan This blog chronicles my saving and investing journey to early retirement. Then again, I’ve made some money mistakes.  Despite some mistakes, our goal is to have a $1 million dollar investment portfolio…
2016 Financial Goals – September update

Welcome to my third financial goals update for 2016. All plans remain nothing more than guesses.  However it’s the process of planning, making some educated guesses, monitoring how those guesses turn out and revisiting the outcomes to learn from them…