Marriott Lawsuit Could Change Loyalty Programs, New SoFi Money Perks & Changes To Credit Scores Coming

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Roundup: Articles From Around the Web

Here are some posts from around the web that I thought you may find interesting.  Let me know if there is anything good I missed.  Email me anything awesome that you find, or write, at


Changes are coming to your credit score – CNN Business

It looks like the biggest changes are that personal loans will be included and they will take a longer snapshot of your credit history.  This should help some bigger spenders that get hit for big balances that have from time to time. If there is a longer period viewed it should be less damaging.  Overall I don’t think much changes for most of us.


I spoke today why I would use SoFi Money instead of the CSR for 10X right now on Lyft. It appears that SoFi Money may be more useful in other areas too with their new Mastercard partnership.

What This Minor Vs. Marriott Lawsuit Reveals About the Hotel Biz – Skift

This is a very interesting lawsuit and something we should keep an eye on. If Marriott loses it could change the way loyalty programs are run and how rewarding they can be.  There really is a conflict of interest between the loyalty programs and the hotel owners.


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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