The Global Entry Program: Everything You Need To Know

The Global Entry Program: What It Is And How To Make It Work For You

It seems like every time I go to the airport, at least one person in the security line claims “it never used to be like this.” “This,” of course, refers to lengthy wait we experience before reaching the front of the line. And, once there, we find ourselves greeted by metal detectors and a handful of underpaid, annoyed security workers. Doesn’t really set a great tone for your travel, does … Read more

Airline Baggage Fees: How Much Are They And How To Avoid Them

Airline Baggage Fees: How Much Are They And How To Avoid Them

When you fly, if you’re not one of the first people on the plane, there’s a good chance you’ll need to check a bag. The primary reason airlines do this is that bag fees are a huge profit center for them. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, airlines made almost $5 billion on checked bag fees in 2018. But you don’t have to be a statistic! It is possible to … Read more

The Best Credit Card To Book Flights: Maximize Your Travel Rewards

The Best Credit Card To Book Flights: Maximize Your Travel Rewards

When booking a flight, most people reach for their airline’s co-branded credit card to pay for the purchase. But is that really the right move? Are you giving up more benefits than you’re getting by using an airline’s credit card? Benefits Of Using An Airline Credit Card There are distinct advantages to purchasing your flight with an airline’s co-branded credit card. With most airline credit cards you’ll receive a free … Read more

Clear Airport Security Review: Skip The Security Lines

Clear Airport Security Review: Skip The Security Lines

Although a few months may have passed, I still remember the long, snaking TSA PreCheck lines at Seattle’s airport at the beginning of 2019. The regular TSA security lines were even worse. The cause of these ire-inducing delays? The Federal Government shutdown. There were only a handful of TSA agents who showed up to work, so no one was going anywhere fast. One harried airport employee let me know that … Read more

Ink Business Preferred Credit Card Review: Best Credit Card For Side Hustles

Ink Business Preferred Credit Card Review: Best Credit Card For Side Hustles

One of the most frequently recommended travel rewards cards in the ChooseFI travel course is the Ink Business Preferred Credit Card. The Ink Business Preferred Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus Right now you can earn a bonus of 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points after spending at least $5,000 within three months of account opening. Those 80,000 Ultimate Rewards points are worth $800 in cash back or at least $1,000 in travel … Read more

The Best Cash Back Credit Cards For Everyday Spending

The Best Cash Back Credit Cards For Everyday Spending

In the Choose FI community, we talk a lot about the benefits of travel rewards cards and how they can help you travel for almost nothing. While travel rewards cards are an incredible tool, they don’t matter too much to folks who don’t travel. That’s why cash back credit cards are just as important. They offer cash back on your most common purchases and, when used responsibly, can earn you … Read more

Citi Simplicity Review–A Simple Balance Transfer Card

Citi Simplicity Review--A Simple Balance Transfer Card

Balance transfer credit cards are an important tool for paying off debt; when used correctly of course. The Citi Simplicity Card offers 12 months of 0% APR, and 16.74% – 26.74% after that, which is difficult to beat Citi Simplicity Card is, as the title suggests, a simple card. While it does offer a low-interest rate for 12 months, there are plenty of other features that make the Citi Simplicity … Read more

Citi Double Cash Card Review: Earn Double Cash Back

Citi Double Cash Card Review: Earn Double Cash Back

There’s only one thing better than earning cash back on purchases, and that’s earning DOUBLE cash back! There’s really only one credit card that can offer that deal, and that’s the Citi Double Cash Card. Here’s a short summary of everything the Citi Double Cash Card has to offer: 1% cash back on purchases and 1% cash back as you pay for those purchases A great intro APR for balance … Read more

129R | Focused Work Ethic

129R | Focused Work Ethic

Jonathan and Brad talk about focusing your work ethic and make an announcement. Travel Rewards Course Announcement As you likely know, travel rewards are a popular topic in our community. As a way to help everyone achieve their travel rewards goals, ChooseFI has created a travel rewards course. Hundreds, probably thousands of hours of travel ‘nerdery’…[Ed has] distilled it down into 18 super concise easy to read lessons… It’s not … Read more

How To Fly To Hawaii For Free Using Miles And Points

How To Fly To Hawaii For Free Using Miles And Points

Hawaii is one of America’s favorite vacation destinations. A recent poll from US News and World Report reported that two Hawaiian cities ranked in the top 10. Now that Southwest Airlines started flying to Hawaii, travelers have more flight options and the opportunity to save more money. In fact, I’m going to show you how to fly to Hawaii for free using miles and points. Resource: Learn more about Travel … Read more