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Minimum Manufactured Spending Required to Travel (Hint: You Don’t Have to Go All Out)

Earning points and miles through manufactured spending September

A lot of people out there think manufactured spending has to be done in massive numbers. That if you aren’t spending $100,000+ every month you may as well sit on the sidelines. Some people are discouraged because they don’t have enough credit… Continue Reading

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Should I Do Away With Trip Reports for Good?

Nizuc Resort Cancun Restaurant outdoor seating by the beach

For a while now, I’ve considered doing away with trip reports completely. Why? Because I’ve been taking a look at what’s generating traffic and what content readers seem to enjoy most and trip reports don’t seem to fall into that… Continue Reading

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One Bank Just Made Manufactured Spending a Little Easier

Use checks at the ATM to make credit card payments

I’ve had my Bank of America checking account since high school. For a long time, I was using it for money order deposits and then using those funds to pay off credit cards I used for manufactured spending. I decided… Continue Reading

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Airline Award Ticket Change and Cancellation Fees

travelers at an airport gate area looking over a plane

A couple of weeks ago I shared my anxiety about booking travel in advance and a reader suggested a post about award change and cancellation fees might be in order. Booking flights with airline miles is great but sometimes things… Continue Reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Volunteering With Refugee Aid Organizations in Europe

Al Khair Foundation's truck at Softex Refugee Camp in Thessaloniki Greece

Since my trip to Calais and Thessaloniki last summer, I’ve gotten a steady stream of emails from readers interested in volunteering abroad. When I was researching organizations helping refugees in Europe, I had a hard time finding accurate information. A lot… Continue Reading

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Is It Worth Spending $20,000 on the British Airways Visa to Earn 100,000 Avios?

Mile Earning Credit Cards

Last week I wrote about how to spend the 100k sign-up bonus from the British Airways Visa. While there are still lots of great ways to redeem 100,000 Avios, unfortunately the bonus isn’t quite  as good as it was before… Continue Reading