September 6 Update: The Platinum Card from Amex now offers Shangri-La elite status which provides Singapore Airlines status, Cobalt Multipliers updated and more! + MORE Sep 7th

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September 6 Update: The Platinum Card from Amex now offers Shangri-La elite status which provides Singapore Airlines status, Cobalt Multipliers updated and more!Following suit of what we saw on the U.K. version of The Platinum Card from American Express earlier this year, our Canadian version of the card now provides Jade Elite Status in the Shangri-La Hotels Golden Circle program. This new benefit continues to enhance the hotel elite offers the card provides including status with Marriott (SPG), Radisson, and Hilton. Albeit the SPG Gold status the card provides is worth less now not because of Amex but due to the changes in the new combined Marriott Rewards SPG program. Remember as well that the statuses you get automatically with the card can be parlayed into status in other programs. We covered it in this post: Get elite status with at least six hotel reward programs with The Platinum Card from American Express (which needs some serious updating now as there are even more programs matching status and we’ll do that shortly)You can find out more about the Shangri-La status here and get more info on The Platinum Card here. Of note, Shangri-La has a partnership with Singapore Airlines in the likes of Marriott’s with United and how SPG had with Delta, Emirates etc…

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Your credit card’s travel insurance may not cover injuries sustained while taking part in a protest or riot, driving under the influence, skydiving, or due to a pre-existing medical condition.

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Taking an extra minute or two to browse through your card’s online shopping portal can yield even more cash back.

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What’s Your Financial Personality? The MoneyWise Guide to Becoming Financially Saavy
There are certain things that you just don’t learn in school; like how to fold a fitted sheet, how to network, or how to make a budget. Yet, you’ll probably spend a good chunk of your life doing all of the above (especially folding the fitted sheet).
That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to create a guide, breaking down some of the most common financial subjects that may confuse those who have never made a budget, or want to start investing, or have no idea what their credit score means – nevertheless where to find it.
The MoneyWise Guide to Becoming Financially Saavy is the key to mastering the basics of personal finance, giving you the resources to navigate simple budgeting, investing and credit building.
And when it comes to personal finances, we all have different views on how to spend and save our own money. A person’s “money attitude” – one’s psychological regard for money – plays an important role in financial decision-making. According to research published in the International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, there are seven personality types that can be used to describe a person’s money beliefs and behaviours…

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