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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Omaha Marriott Downtown Capitol District

Omaha Marriott Downtown Capitol District

If you've driven through downtown Omaha this summer you've probably noticed the construction of the new Marriott Downtown Capitol District. Marriott has a decent footprint in downtown Omaha already, but this will be their first full service Marriott hotel.

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I Finally Pulled the Trigger on the American Express Platinum Card

I Finally Pulled the Trigger on the American Express Platinum Card

It was only a matter of time before I added the AMEX Platinum Card to my wallet, but I didn't anticipate it was going to be this week! I was checking the balance on my AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card when I noticed that my $195 annual fee had posted. At that point I just had the hardest time shelling out that money for hardly any benefits. If I'm going to pay for a card, it might as well be worth my while, right?

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Check Out My Feature on UpgradedPoints.com

Check Out My Feature on UpgradedPoints.com

About a month ago Erin and Alex Miller from UpgradedPoints.com reached out to see if I was interested in feature for their "Real Redemptions Series." They wanted to know about my most epic points redemption and how I did it. I was pumped that someone wanted to feature my travels on their own blog so I agreed without hesitation.

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City Explorations: Seattle, Washington

City Explorations: Seattle, Washington

I loved my return visit to Seattle. I haven't spent much time in the Pacific Northwest, but I can promise you that is about to change. Seattle has opened my eyes up to a whole new scenic beauty and a love for ALL things. It was a great place to explore with some great people. I hope I can visit again soon!

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Dubai to Abu Dhabi and Back Again in First Class

Dubai to Abu Dhabi and Back Again in First Class

I've probably said it before, but I'll say it again. I LITERALLY JUST BOOKED THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME! In November I'm taking a six-day trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The motivation for this trip was to fly Etihad's First Class Apartment on their A380 and sample their world-renowned first class lounge in Abu Dhabi.

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Christensen Family & Friends Reunion 2017

Christensen Family & Friends Reunion 2017

Summer vacation is everyone's favorite time of year. Whether schools out for the summer or you've got a week off on a beach somewhere, there's always something to look forward to. My big trip this summer is going to be to Estes Park, Colorado for my family reunion. Believe it or not, they left me in charge of this thing! I'm your reigning Wagon Master for the Christensen Family & Friends Reunion.

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