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
I have the rather unfashionable view that mileage runs on Delta, American, and United are more likely to be worthwhile for top-tier elites now that those programs are revenue-bas..
So you’re looking to expend as little cash as possible on flights. You are getting flash alerts from airfarewatchdog and The Flight Deal and are monitoring flights you are inter..
One of the most popular approaches to travel hacking is finding deals that “stack:” when you can apply multiple techniques to a single transaction, you can bring your out of
This isn’t my favorite kind of blog post to write, but I do consider it essential service journalism in the context of a travel hacking blogosphere whose default mode is
In addition to the garden variety manufactured spend I do day in and day out, I also enjoy keeping my eyes open for new avenues that might prove easier or
When it hit my inbox, I was pretty excited by my latest free offer from NCL. But with some hindsight, I’ve decided to pass on it. I know for some this