If it’s too good to be true, it usually is. That’s the mentality I had when I first learned about travel hacking, a blanket term for using miles, points, and know-how to travel the world in luxury without spending luxury prices, often for free.[Read more…] about The Complete Beginner Guide to Travel Hacking
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Status has its perks. Throughout history, royalty had it better than the peasants. Celebrities and Presidents gets perks over the middle class. And now, business and wealthy travelers get perks above what many travelers even know exist.
I have so many friends that pay full price for their flights. Every time they tell me they can’t take a trip because of the cost, I tell them that there are tons of ways to use miles and points to travel cheap. Here are some of the reasons they give me for thinking they can’t travel cheap, but are not really true.
I've had a few conversation with friends lately about cash back credit cards and miles credit cards. I recorded my first ever video blog post to explain which one I think is better.
Almost every new credit card I sign up for comes with a large, up-front miles or points bonus for spending a certain amount in a certain time frame. Some cards require thousands of dollars of purchases that you may not regularly make. Other times, you may be trying to hit the minimum spend for a churn. Here are some ideas to help you get over the minimum spend hump.
A while back, I shared how I bought two round trip tickets to Israel for $280 using a credit card churn and fee airline miles. Yes, that’s right. $140 per person round trip including all taxes and fees. Well, I just got back and want to share how we had an amazing trip on a budget.