I've already laid out my Frequent Flier Kung Fu for Novices, so I thought I would follow up with a bit more about credit card benefits. See, you can reap amazing rewards just for being members of various hotel and airline programs, and credit cards can really open those doors quickly and easily. My advice? Get a Chase Sapphire card for points and the card from your favorite … [Read more...] about My Advice For New Business Travelers: Get The Credit Cards!
"Credit of debit?" It's all very confusing for American shoppers. But the news about a massive point-of-sale data theft at Target makes one thing very, very clear: Always choose "credit" when possible! Note: This article is about the American financial system. Other systems in other countries are very, very different. Credit and Debit The American financial services industry … [Read more...] about Debit or Credit? Always Choose Credit!
Cooking is all about science, but few recipes combine chemistry, tastiness, simplicity, and holiday cheer like peanut brittle! In this special holiday blog post, I will reveal my secret to amazingly awesome peanut brittle, complete with fun animated illustrations! Stephen's Secret Recipe Although geeks love him, Alton Brown's peanut brittle recipe is totally wrong. I … [Read more...] about Peanut Brittle is the Best Thing Ever!
Don't tell Ed Begley Jr. but I didn't buy the A. O. Smith Vertex 100 hot water heater to be green. I didn't even pick it to save money! Truthfully, we decided to buy this high-tech, 96% efficient water heater so we would have plenty of hot water. But of course the energy savings are nice, too! The Sad Truth About Water Heaters Water heaters are giant tea kettles. Nearly … [Read more...] about A High-Tech Water Heater? Yep! Introducing the A. O. Smith Vertex
Most of my readers know that I love getting my hands on the latest high-tech products. But, last week, I spent a few hours inside one of the latest and greatest products on earth: United's latest Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" composite jet! Here's my "butt-in-seat" review! The Early Days of the Dreamliner United Airlines is the American launch customer for the latest jet out of … [Read more...] about United Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Butt-In-Seat Economy Plus Review!