City Explorations: New York City, New York

City Explorations: New York City, New York

I really, REALLY, liked New York City. It made a great first impression and I'm already looking forward to planning my next trip there. The key to enjoying New York City is to decide what you want to see and just make it happen. I swear we walked 15 miles over the weekend, but we got to see everything we came for. New York City will wear you out, but man is it fun.

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Review: The New York EDITION

Review: The New York EDITION

I just got home from a great trip to New York City and an even better stay at The New York EDITION. I had a tough time deciding on a hotel for my trip, but ended up booking a promotional rate at The New York EDITION through AMEX's Fine Hotels and Resorts program (FH&R). The room was perfectly appointed, the bed was amazing and the views from my room were the best I've had.

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An In-Depth Look at the Credit Score

An In-Depth Look at the Credit Score

The ever elusive credit score. Where does it come from? Who gives you a score? How do they calculate it? The best way to manage your credit score is to know exactly what goes into it. I've answered these important questions so you can make informed decisions about your credit.

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I Booked The New York EDITION for My Stay in NYC

I Booked The New York EDITION for My Stay in NYC

They say New York isn't a cheap place to visit and they aren't lying. I've spent the past couple of weeks crunching the numbers on different hotels across the city trying to find the best deal. With so many hotels to choose from it's hard to be sure you're making the best choice, but I think I got pretty close.

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The Christensen Family & Friends Reunion Was a Success

The Christensen Family & Friends Reunion Was a Success

I just finished up our 10th annual Christensen Family and Friends Reunion in Estes Park, Colorado this week. It was great to spend some time in Rocky Mountain National Park unplugged (unintentionally) and I loved seeing all of my relatives. I'm thankful for those of you that could make it this year and look forward to 2019.

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Why It's Always Safer to Make Purchases With a Credit Card

Why It's Always Safer to Make Purchases With a Credit Card

It's a shame, but at work I deal with fraud on an almost daily basis. So it was no surprise to me when I got a text from Chase Bank on Thursday morning about a fraudulent charge on my IHG Rewards Club Card. Someone was apparently trying to purchase something $2,000 in Phoenix, Arizona. While I've spent some time in Arizona this spring, trust me I was home this week.

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