Author: Terence Chan

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Singapore Airlines: Last Week for 30% Discount on Mileage Redemptions

If you are ready to use your Singapore Airlines miles to book travel for early 2017, there is a special offer available through November 16th to receive a 30% discount when redeem Krisflyer miles online for for flights aboard Singapore Airlines or SilkAir, for travel between February 6th and May 31st, 2017.

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2017 Open Enrollment: Which Medical Plan Maximizes Ability to Earn Points?

Early November means that it is the middle of open enrollment season for those who receive health insurance through an employer. As you sort through the various health insurance options available to you for 2017, the easy choice is to simply keep what you have today. However, if you have ever wondered if there is a better choice that will allow you to maximize points earning, here are a few things to consider.

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My Unexpected Chase Sapphire Reserve Approval

I have been keeping a close eye on all the action this week with the release of the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card and in particular, it’s been interesting to see all of the data points coming through on who has and hasn’t been getting approved as a result of Chase’s 5/24 rule. Since I was currently sitting at 7/24 (e.g. 7 new credit cards opened within the past 24 months), I made sure to do my homework on how to best maximize my chances of an approval, which would include a visit to my nearest Chase bank to apply for the card as opposed to doing so online.

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Rumor: JPMorgan Finally Releasing Enhanced Palladium Card

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you may have heard a thing or two about the new Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card that will officially be released tomorrow. There are a number of good comparisons already out there, and the consensus is that this beefed up Sapphire Preferred card is essentially positioned as the equivalent to the American Express Platinum card within the Chase portfolio.