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Safety Tips For Traveling With Airbnb

Twenty years ago, if you wanted to cut your lodging costs to see the world, you had two choices–hotels or hostels. Now, with the popularity of Airbnb for affordable and alternative experiences, we have more choices to curate our travel experiences to our budget and our expectations. Much like online dating, staying in a stranger’s …

How To Eat Frugally While Traveling

Honestly, part of the best thing about travel is the ability to try new, delicious foods. But, if you’re traveling somewhere that’s not known for its culinary scene, or you’re spending a lot of time (and money) to even get to your dream destination, you’re likely spending a good wad of cash on pretty sub-par airport …

4 Ways To Help Hit Minimum Spend On Travel Rewards Cards

If you have ever opened a travel rewards card, then I bet you have worried at some point about hitting minimum spend requirements. After all, you get a huge amount of value from these cards from these initial signup bonuses and reaching those bonus requirements are essential! When my wife and I first started down …

How A Beginner Went To Paris Using Travel Rewards

This article was written by a member of our Facebook group, Shannyn Allan. Here’s her story of how she used travel rewards take a dream trip to Paris. Resource: Learn more about Travel Rewards with the free ChooseFI Travel Rewards Course. The ChooseFI community is a vibrant space that’s full of really smart people who …

077 | Travel Rewards | Marla Taner

Experienced travel hacker and world traveler Marla Taner shares story of reaching financial independence, and her best tips for getting to Hawaii, Costa Rica and the Caribbean with minimal expenses, using credit cards points and air miles. What you’ll get in this episode: How Brad and Jonathan come to know Marla What does it mean …

Award Yourself A Hawaiian Vacation–The Best Award Stays In Hawaii   

Hawaii will always hold a special place in my heart. I fell in love with Hawaii on my first trip to Maui in 2002. We were greeted with leis and I learned how to properly carve and serve a pineapple. By the way, you will never taste a sweeter pineapple than a real Hawaiian pineapple. …

Why I Love Travel Rewards

Why even bother with travel rewards? My friends ask me a version of this question all the time. People think it’s too much work, requires too much organization, too time-consuming, etc. etc. For me, the simple answer to this question is: Because I love to travel! Resource: Learn more about Travel Rewards with the free …

040 | Take A Gap Year | Money Metagame

Today we have Noah and Becky from Money Metagame on the podcast to discuss their story, their upcoming ‘Gap Year’ of travel plus an incredible college hack they used to get full-tuition scholarships. Podcast Episode Summary A discussion with Noah and Becky from Money Metagame Noah and Becky’s history behind their path to FI Travel …

031 | Travel Rewards What Comes After Chase | Travel To Disney World For Nearly Free

Learn how to Travel to Disney for Free. If you focus on these Disney Credit Cards you can put together the family vacation of a lifetime and save upwards of $4000 on travel.   This episode highlights which cards to work on after you’ve finished with the Chase credit cards plus whether you should focus on one …

009 | Travel Rewards: How To Travel The World For Almost Free (The Easy Way)

This is the Ultimate Guide to Travel the World for Nearly Free If you really want to maximize your travel rewards check out ChooseFI’s free travel rewards course. Why Jonathan started with travel rewards: Wife’s family in Zimbabwe: $6,000 in flights every two years What is this travel rewards strategy all about? Minimum spending requirement …

Travel Rewards | Part 3 : Sweet Redemption

To maximize your travel rewards check out ChooseFI’s free travel rewards course. Congratulations you have now learned how to earn more points in one year than your neighbors or Facebook friends will earn in a lifetime. Now, what the heck do you do with them? Let’s discuss the 3 options for redeeming these Chase Ultimate …

Travel Rewards | Part 2 : The Chase Gauntlet | Card Opening Strategy

To maximize your travel rewards check out ChooseFI’s free travel rewards course. It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Chase credit cards! We find their Ultimate Rewards currency to be the most valuable of all the transferable point currencies. These points are currently transferable to 13 different airline and hotel partners. The four we …