Prorated Annual Fees Possible with Amex, Dad Steps Up to Fly Plane, Should You Avoid Cruising During Hurricane Season

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Get American Express Annual Fee Prorated when Closing Card (Requires Manual Request) – Doctor of Credit

A great tip from Chuck via reader Mike.  Interesting to see that Amex will still prorate the annual fee. Another option is downgrade to a no fee card etc. and then they will prorate the difference. Just be careful doing this often because of Amex RAT.  Also do not do this in year one!

Family’s easyJet flight to Alicante is delayed so dad steps up to fly the plane himself – The Sun

What a cool story and good for him and for easyJet for letting him step in.

Should You Avoid Cruising During Hurricane Season? – Miles for Family

I know nothing about cruises but Nancy does them all the time.  She has some thoughts on why cruising during hurricane season can make sense.

Which article did you find most interesting?  Remember to let me know of anything you come across that you want added into the next edition at

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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