Notes And Updates For March 13, 2013

Alitalia is offering 2,000 bonus miles just for signing up for a MilleMiglia account, 2,000 more for “having completed a transaction within three months of registration,” and yet another 2,000 for flying with Alitalia by April 30th.  Can’t argue with free miles.  Hat tip: View from the Wing. Ally Bank has decreased the interest rate […]

Notes And Updates For February 12, 2013

  Last night, Marriott announced a significant devaluation to their awards program: over 1,300 hotels have moved up a category (i.e. now require more points for each award night), and only 46 have moved down a category.  And just for good measure, a new category (nine!) was added to the award chart, and that category […]

Is There Any Better Checking Account Than The One Offered By Ally Bank?

Different people look for different things in checking accounts, but my primary objectives are to: (1) never pay monthly maintenance fees; (2) never pay ATM fees; and (3) earn a non-negligible rate of interest.  With those goals in mind, I use Ally Bank as my primary checking account (in combination with an Ally savings account, […]