‘Earn and Burn’ Your Airline Rewards to Maximize Free Flights

22nd April 2019

Last month, I got an email informing me that one of the benefits associated with my American Airlines AAdvantage credit card would be “discontinued” in May: Beginning May 1, 2019, the benefit offering 10% of RedeemedAAdvantage® Miles Back will be discontinued. Book your trip with miles on or before April 30, 2019 to earn 10% of your redeemed miles back. I took the email’s advice and booked a flight with…

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Amazon is now making its delivery drivers take selfies

20th April 2019

Amazon is now making its delivery drivers take selfies, it confirmed to The Verge, in a bid to reduce fraud. Using facial recognition, the company will verify drivers’ identities to make sure they are who they say they are. The new requirements appeared on the Amazon Flex app to drivers, notifying them that they needed to take a selfie before continuing work. Of course, Amazon warns drivers to “not take…

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YouTube is finally coming back to Amazon’s Fire TV devices

19th April 2019

YouTube is returning to Amazon’s lineup of Fire TV products, and the Amazon Prime Video app will be adding Chromecast support and become more widely available on Android TV. Those two developments, jointly announced by both companies this morning, mark the end of a long-running standoff between Google and Amazon, a feud that has kept a native YouTube app off of the Fire TV platform for well over a year….

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T-Mobile gets into banking, offering 4% interest and no fees on its free checking account

19th April 2019

The wireless carrier on Thursday introduced a mobile checking account that offers an interest rate thousands of times higher than the national average. Called T-Mobile Money, the new service has no minimum balance requirements and no monthly, overdraft, transfer or late-payment fees. It also offers a potential 4% interest rate on balances up to $3,000 – compared with the industry average of 0.06%. After that, the rate is 1%. T-Mobile…

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2019 Tax Filing Tips for Retirees

19th April 2019

AS YOU GET READY FOR taxes this spring, expect change. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law in 2017, brings adjustments for 2018 tax returns. Many of the law’s provisions will affect retirees, and potentially for the better in some cases. “The impact of the TCJA’s changes in the tax law could substantially reduce a retiree’s income tax liability,” says Mike Herzog, a tax attorney with Eckert Seamans Cherin…

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T-Mobile and Comcast are now working together to fight robocalls

18th April 2019

The fight against the barrage of spam calls and robocalls continues to pick up steam, as a pair of rival carriers announced today that they’re beginning to work more closely together to try and put a stop to the madness. Both companies on Wednesday announced they’ll begin verifying calls made across both of their networks so that customers can be assured calls they receive are coming from an actual human…

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11 Most Common Credit Score Mistakes That Can Damage

18th April 2019

You use your credit card regularly, pay the bill every month and avoid taking on too much debt. Your credit score must be in great shape, right? Maybe not. Even the most well-intentioned credit users can end up harming their credit by making simple mistakes. And having good credit is important, even if you don’t plan to borrow money. For instance, about half of Americans don’t know that bad credit…

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Free Reese’s chocolate eggs are not-so-hidden in some Uber cars

16th April 2019

Now, Uber is getting in on the action. Cargo, the exclusive in-car vendor for Uber, will offer free samples of chocolate Easter egg candies starting Monday during rides in select cities – Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs and Cadbury Creme eggs, specifically. Here’s the full list of cities that will offer free chocolate eggs in Uber rides: New York City Chicago Boston Washington, D.C. Baltimore Minneapolis Los Angeles San Francisco Atlanta Miami Dallas…

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The safe way to renew your driving license

16th April 2019

\ ATLANTA, Ga. – Every ‘to do’ list at some point has on it, “Renew driver’s license.” It eventually comes around, and it’s easier than it used to be. You can do it online. But, be careful you’re not falling for a fake. Here’s the biggest trap for us in Georgia, many of us, myself included still call it the DMV. But we don’t have a Department of Motor Vehicles….

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Amazon reportedly preparing free, ad-supported music streaming service

15th April 2019

According to Billboard, ecommerce giant Amazon is currently in talks with major music labels to provide a free, ad-supported music streaming service. The service would offer a limited catalog of tunes and would be made available through Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, on the company’s Echo devices. Sources say Amazon could unveil the free music streaming service before the end of April. Spotify is currently the only music streaming platform that…

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AT&T deal offers double the data on prepaid plan

13th April 2019

AT&T’s latest deal aims to entice new customers with double the data. Starting Friday, the mobile carrier will increase customers’ high-speed data from 8GB to 16GB when they activate a new line on AT&T’s monthly $50 prepaid plan and sign up for auto-pay, which drops the price to $40 a month. The plan also includes unlimited talk, text and data usage in Mexico and Canada, AT&T said, as well as…

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