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3 Different Types Of Travel Rewards Credit Cards

In this article we will discuss three different kinds of points you can earn by signing up and using different types of travel rewards credit cards: Airline points and miles Hotel points Flexible or transferable points such as Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership rewards and Citi ThankYou points Resource: Learn more about Travel Rewards …

How Chase Ultimate Rewards Actually Work

If you’re new to earning credit card rewards, you may not have a complete understanding of the ins and outs of rewards points. Today, we’re going to focus on one of the most valuable rewards programs–Chase Ultimate Rewards. While Chase may have the most valuable rewards currency, it’s gotten a lot harder to earn bonuses …

See The West Coast In Style–All Aboard The Amtrak Coast Starlight

When you’ve reached financial independence, time is on your side. People with traditional jobs have limited vacation time, so they need to rush through their trips. Financially independent people can “slow travel” and soak up the experience to their heart’s content along the Amtrak Coast Starlight. Here is my favorite way to see the West …

My Five Biggest Travel Rewards Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Travel rewards have allowed me opportunities to visit countries that I’ve always thought to be beyond my reach. Traveling has become such an integral part of who I am that I can’t imagine not traveling, not planning my next trip, not working toward the next award. Travel rewards are one of the pillars of FI and …

How To Save On Travel With Airbnb

Never stayed in an Airbnb? Let me see if I can convince you of the merits of staying with locals in the new home-sharing economy! As both a regular traveler and an Airbnb host here in San Antonio, Texas–I’ve done my fair share of Airbnbing on both sides. I love that I can still see …

Visit London For Less Using Travel Rewards

London, UK is a hugely popular tourist destination. It is easy to get to London from many places in the US and it’s a relatively short flight across the Atlantic. There are quite a few direct flights from East and West Coast major airports and major airline hubs. With so many things to do for …

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. …