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Author: Ervin Ling

Best Ever Bonus for Chase Sapphire Preferred

Happy summer and happy non-COVID travel everyone! Over the past 15 months, many of us have been in some sort of lockdown. I was fortunate to be in Taiwan when COVID was running wild around the world. We were free… Continue Reading…


Taiwan Road Trip Part 2 – Taitung County

Taitung (台東) is the third-largest county in Taiwan by land area. The East Rift Valley runs through the northern half of Taitung County. But as you pass the Coastal Mountain Range, the ocean comes into view. Because of the area’s… Continue Reading…


Taiwan Road Trip Part 1 – East Rift Valley

It can’t be said enough how lucky I am to be in Taiwan. The obvious reason is how the country has dealt with the coronavirus pandemic. But there are so many other reasons that may surprise you. The healthcare here… Continue Reading…


Breaking Down the New Chase Sapphire Benefits

Update: From July 1st to September 30th, Chase is introducing even more benefits! In response to changing spending habits because of COVID-19, Chase has updated and introduced new temporary benefits for Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Sapphire Preferred cards. Chase… Continue Reading…


How to Earn Points While in Isolation

Please note some of the links in this article are referral links. This is a very unique and unprecedented time for most people around the world. People are practicing social distancing, some countries and cities have instituted mandatory quarantine, schools… Continue Reading…


What to eat in Taiwan – Noodles

Noodles are a staple in many Asian countries. In Taiwan, you’ll find locals eating noodles at all times of the day from breakfast to late-night drunk food. Everyone has their favorite and the varieties are endless. Taiwan has taken influence… Continue Reading…


Update: SoFi ups the bonus to $75 for their money account

Please note some of the links in this article are referral links. This is an update to a previous post. SoFi has moved their debit card from Visa to Mastercard. This has added a bunch of new benefits. But most… Continue Reading…


How to easily get the Southwest Companion Pass for 2020 AND 2021

Please note some of the links in this article are referral links. The Southwest Companion Pass is arguably the best travel deal right now. I’ve written about it before. Basically, you get to bring a companion on any flight you… Continue Reading…


Why apply for a small business credit card?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen amazing offers for cards like these and get really excited. Only to read the word ‘Business’ and dismiss it. You might say to yourself, “I don’t own a business.” This might be true… Continue Reading…


What’s In My Wallet? – Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Business Credit Card

In this ongoing series of posts, I’ll talk about all the cards I currently own or have owned. I’ll lay out all the benefits and spending strategies. Please note some of the links in this article are referral links. This… Continue Reading…