I was chatting with a blog subscriber the other day who expressed surprise when I told him I was manufacturing spend on a 2% cash back card, rather than a
I have a confession to make. Last month, I tried embarking on my first open-ended solo travel adventure. Open-ended in that I didn’t really have a plan – or a
Have you heard? There’s a new credit card in town, the Chase Sapphire Reserve! We discuss the hype, our experiences, our thoughts on
Now that everyone’s had a chance to calm down about the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, let’s take a look at the card’s features and see what, if any, value it
Shopping is one of my great travel joys, but finding fashionable clothes that fit can be a real challenge overseas. Size 10 is considered plus size in some parts of
Two people can appear to be doing the same thing, but in a very different way. We see this with Travel Hacking, when you have one poser in First Class
Humans are funny things. We’ve been taught to learn the rules and obey them, and while it can be a very empowering thing to know the rules, laws, or other
There’s a simple reason why I am so skeptical of signup bonuses and recurring annual benefits. I receive e-mails and comments every day from readers who say the same thing: “I
Last June I wrote about my personal finance application cycle, in which I applied for a Chase Slate and Citi Double Cash credit card in order to run up high
We come in hot off of summer vacation to talk about Delta’s IRROPS, United stopover changes, and some Olympic sportsball! Gang’s back together,
Well, faithful readers, I’m back. For the past week I’ve been packing all my earthly possessions and transporting them 904 miles eastward. They’re now, mostly, unpacked, and life..
I took advantage of the Hyatt Diamond status match late last year and have been enjoying my suite upgrades, free breakfast, lounge access, and check-in amenities for over half a ..
To do: Examine the credit cards in your wallet and try to determine which type of rewards they earn.One thing I’ve noticed writing this guide is that beginner’s guides are
I often talk about how awesome shopping portals are, but I suppose I don’t talk as much about ways to maximize your return once your cashback is ready to be
I belong to the noisy-but-unpopular school that believes everyday spending should properly be a rounding error in the typical travel hacker’s overall miles and points strategy. T..
With Trevor and Joe Cortez on vacation, Shawn Coomer from milestomemories and Richard Kerr the Points Jock of the Travel Hacking 101 Facebook
To do: Check your credit score on Credit Karma or Annual Credit Report, then take a look in the mirror and honestly assess whether you have the fiscal discipline to
So many trip reports out there tell you about all of the amazing hotels you can book on points. While I’m not immune to the $2500/night redemption I’m finding more and
Every major loyalty program sells their points for cash, normally at a fixed rate through the industry-sponsored site Points.com.For example, you can buy up to 60,000 Delta SkyMi..
As we reach the end of our “find cheap flights phase”, it’s finally time to look at one of the most flexible flight aggregators out there. Before we get into
This is a review of “Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits” by Philip A. Fisher. You can find all my previous book reviews here. If you’re interested in buying a copy,
While I write a lot about strategies for using manufactured spend to get pay for travel at deep discounts, I know that many of my readers find manufacturing spend to
Great news for anyone who’s paid to sit next to their kids: the FAA Reauthorization bill just passed by Congress has a family friendly policy change. Children under 13 are