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An Easier Way To Get Travel Perks

For the longest time, the common belief was that travelers would benefit by being loyal to one airline and earn a higher status. Then that status would bestow perks and rewards to improve the travel experience. However, in today’s environment, that advice has gone by the wayside. With so many top-tier members and most planes …

Nearly Free Vacation In South Korea With Travel Rewards: Austin’s Story

If pursued actively, travel rewards can help the disciplined spender and traveler make the most of their dollar. Austin braved the world of travel rewards and has booked an eleven day trip to South Korea, which includes flight and lodging for free! He’ll only pay out of pocket for dining and entertainment, which he will …

How To Use 0% Intro Offers To Get Out Of Debt Fast

Nobody likes credit card debt, and when you’ve woken up to the path of FI credit card debt can feel like a giant shackle around your ankle, chaining you to a lifestyle you no longer identify with. No matter what got you into credit card debt, whether it was common lifestyle inflation or a few …

Chase Sapphire Reserve Review: The Best Chase Has To Offer

The Chase Sapphire Reserve is an incredible travel rewards credit card that any frequent traveler should have in their wallet. Here’s a quick overview of what the Chase Sapphire Reserve offers: You can earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in the first three months of having your card $300 annual travel credit Earn 5X points …

What To Do If Your Credit Card Application Is Denied

Credit cards are an awesome way to earn bunches of airline miles and hotel points. But what happens if your credit card application is declined? It can be frustrating, embarrassing, and lead you to question your credit score. Just because you have been declined, it doesn’t mean that you should give up. Here’s what you …

6 Types Of Travel Insurance That Will Save You Money

Vacations are supposed to be an escape from the daily grind and all of your worries. But what happens when life’s troubles decide to tag along for the ride? Here are six types of travel insurance that will protect your vacation and save you money. 6 Types Of Travel Insurance That Will Save You Money …

Should You Pay An Annual Fee On A Credit Card?

Travel credit cards are a no-brainer the first year. Who could resist the allure of a sign-up bonus that is worth $500 or more? But what happens after the first year and the annual fee needs to be paid? There are a lot of considerations that go into deciding whether or not you want to …

Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card Review: Most Versatile Travel Rewards Card

In the world of credit cards, there are generally two attributes that stand out for travel rewards fans: value and versatility. Most of our favorite travel rewards cards rank well in both, but when it comes to versatility, the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card is the undisputed champion in our books. Here’s why. Flexible …

104R | Travel Rewards | End of Year Planning

An update from Marla Taner on 2018’s best travel reward options, a hack for keeping your bills low, a review of Monday’s episode with Doc G. Jonathan tries out a new service to ensure that his bills are staying low. Billfixers.com says they will call your service providers for you and negotiate lower rates. You pay them …

Make The Most Of Your Travel Rewards With These 3 International Sweet Spot Destinations

Once you start to dabble with travel rewards, you’ll see the term “sweet spot” mentioned. That means a particular flight or hotel stay is a really good deal in terms of points and miles. Here’s a short list of great “sweet spot” international award redemptions to show you how you can optimize your points and …

How To Plan Your First Trip With Travel Rewards

If you are new to the world of travel rewards, everything might seem a little overwhelming at first. You hear people throwing around words like “redemption”, “sweet spot” and “positioning flight”. The terminology travel rewards enthusiasts use might seem like a foreign language at first. But no worries, you’ll be a pro in no time! …

Travel Rewards Vs Cash Back: How To Choose!

The FI community isn’t anti-credit cards, they’re anti-credit card debt. If you use credit cards responsibly, the rewards you can gain can earn you free vacations, access to exclusive clubs, or just extra cash. Here is a breakdown of the difference between the two major reward categories: travel rewards vs. cash back. Travel Rewards Let’s …