Best 38 Fun Things to Do in Seattle – Activities & Attractions on the Cheap

Laid out on a series of hills on Puget Sound’s eastern shore, Seattle is the biggest city in the Pacific Northwest. It anchors a metro region of 3.5 to 5 million people, depending on how you define it. Even if you’ve never been there, you’ve probably seen pictures of its iconic natural and man-made landmarks: Mount Rainier, the Space Needle, and Pike Place Market.

Seattle also has a bevy of lesser-known activities and attractions – more than enough to keep a frugal traveler occupied for a quick weekend, a leisurely week, or even longer. That’s in spite of Seattle’s reputation for high (and rapidly rising) home values and rents, a controversial issue attributable to a long-running tech boom that’s attracting highly educated newcomers, driving up already high-earning techies’ wages, and supporting a frenzied building boom in the city’s core neighborhoods.

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The Plum Card® from American Express OPEN – Review

The Plum Card® from American Express OPEN (a Money Crashers partner) is a small business charge card with a $250 annual fee (waived the first year). Unlike most American Express charge cards, it does not offer a sign-up bonus, nor does it share in the company’s Membership Rewards point program. However, it does offer a 1.5% discount on all balances paid early – defined as within 10 days of your statement closing date, as long as you make your minimum payment (10% of new activity during the statement period, plus any balance from previous statement periods).

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The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN – Review

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN (a Money Crashers partner) is an American Express business charge card that blends the features of a travel rewards card with the benefits of a small business card. Although it shares many of the features of the Platinum Card from American Express, including a hefty $450 annual fee, it’s meant exclusively for business owners.

The Business Platinum Card from American Express offers extremely generous travel benefits, including airport lounge access and airline fee credits, and is tapped into the American Express Membership Rewards program. It competes with other high-end cards for frequent travelers, including Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite Credit Card and Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express. It’s also comparable to general-purpose rewards cards, such as Citi Prestige and Chase Sapphire Preferred.

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What Is Six Sigma (Lean) – Definition, Process & Methodology

If you regularly consume financial news or economic commentary, you’re used to hearing about the multitudinous business challenges threatening workers’ job security and employers’ bottom lines.

Some such challenges, such as workplace automation and certain aspects of globalization, are relatively new, and wrought largely by technological or political change.

Others have been around since the dawn of private enterprise. For millennia, manufacturers – first small-scale, local shops employing skilled craftspeople and laborers, and later larger companies with increasingly vast and sophisticated operations – have doggedly developed and refined strategies for limiting waste, improving efficiency, and standardizing quality.

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Closing on a House – Process, Mortgage Documents & Procedures

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, looking to purchase a second home, or downsizing after a life change, you can’t move into your new house until you officially close on the property. Your closing day – the day you meet with the seller, your real estate agents, title or escrow agents, and possibly other parties involved in the transaction – is the day the property officially becomes yours.

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SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express – Review

The SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express (a Money Crashers partner) is a popular business credit card with no annual fee and a solid cash back rewards program. Those rewards favor the sorts of business purchases that most entrepreneurs need to make on a regular basis: office supplies, communications, advertising, shipping, and travel. SimplyCash Plus also comes with broad baseline cash back earnings, making it a strong candidate for everyday, general spending.

The SimplyCash Plus Business Card competes with a number of business-oriented rewards cards, including American Express Blue for Business, Chase Ink Cash Business, Capital One Spark Cash, and U.S. Bank Business Edge Platinum.

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Best 35 Fun Things to Do & See in Miami – Activities & Attractions

Miami is the continental United States’ southernmost major city and the principal city in South Florida, a culturally distinct region with close ties to Latin America and the Caribbean. Miami itself is one of the country’s most diverse and dynamic cities, shaped by multiple waves of newcomers and a seemingly unstoppable flow of foreign investment in the local property market. Moreover, according to The Atlantic, Miami is one of the United States’ most thoroughly bilingual major cities. Here, Spanish is spoken fluently across geographical and socioeconomic lines – in many ways it’s Miami’s first language.

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How to Emigrate and Move to Another Country – Costs & Procedure

In the 2008 book, “The Big Sort,” journalist Bill Bishop and sociologist Robert Cushing explore the reasons behind the United States’ deepening political, economic, and cultural divisions along racial, class, and geographic lines. Despite vast improvements in communication technology and the explosive growth of available content and information, like-minded people continue to self-segregate into discrete, often insular communities. There’s a good chance your neighbors look, think, and vote like you – and, perhaps more importantly, that you’re rarely forced to confront facts or opinions that challenge your worldview.

Against this backdrop, it’s no surprise that many Americans feel threatened by political movements and leaders that threaten their deeply held beliefs.

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Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card Review – 2 Free Weekend Nights

The Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card is a popular hotel rewards credit card with a $95 annual fee and a host of benefits that favor frequent guests at Hilton hotels and resorts. Cardholders in good standing automatically earn Hilton HHonors Gold Status, which confers generous benefits: 25% faster HHonors point earnings on Hilton stays, flexible check-out, and a 5th night free on stays of 5 nights or longer. It also has a solid sign-up bonus.

HHonors points can be exchanged for free nights or room upgrades at more than 3,900 Hilton properties worldwide. Other redemption methods, such as transferring to frequent flyer programs and using points to purchase general merchandise online, exist. However, these methods tend to devalue accumulated points.

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Hilton HHonors™ Card from American Express – Review

The Hilton HHonors™ Card from American Express is a travel rewards credit card with no annual fee and an attractive hotel rewards program. The HHonors card’s rewards are enticing, especially on spending at Hilton hotels and partner properties, of which there are more than 4,000 total worldwide.

Hilton HHonors from American Express is comparable to other popular hotel, airline, and general travel rewards credit cards. Its closest competitors include the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite MasterCardCiti Hilton HHonors, Barclaycard Arrival Plus, BankAmericard Travel Rewards, Capital One Venture Rewards, Discover it Miles, Chase Sapphire Preferred, and American Express cards such as Gold Delta SkyMiles and the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card.

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