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Is It Worth Paying a Fee to Earn Miles With Plastiq?

Plastiq Earn Miles on Rent and Mortgage Payments

A few weeks ago, a Twitter follower asked me about whether it makes sense to pay a 2.7% fee in order to earn miles on rent payments through Plastiq. After all, considering there are ways to generate free manufactured spending,… Continue Reading

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Should You Cancel Your Citi Hilton Credit Cards Before January 2018?

Citi Hilton Honors Cards Converting to American Express on January 30, 2018

Last week, American Express announced their new Hilton credit card line-up. In addition to introducing two new credit cards (the Aspire and Hilton Honors American Express Business Card), existing Citi Hilton credit cards would be transferred to American Express in… Continue Reading

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My Month in Manufactured Spending: A New Reality

Money orders manufactured spending

It’s been a while since I’ve done a monthly manufactured spending wrap-up post, so I thought I’d share one now that my new MS routine is pretty much set. In October, I managed to liquidate about $20,000 worth of Visa… Continue Reading

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Post Office Stops Accepting Gift Cards for Money Orders: Now What?

Multiple Walmart Money Orders for Manufactured Spending

Last week, Miles Per Day shared a US Post Office memo, directing staff to stop accepting Visa gift cards for money order purchases. A few readers have reached out to me since, slightly panicked about this latest dead deal. But…is… Continue Reading

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All About the NEW Hilton Credit Cards from American Express!

New Hilton Honors American Express Credit Card

For a while now, there have been rumblings about a new Hilton credit card, after Citi ended its partnership with the brand. American Express has finally announced not one but TWO new Hilton credit cards, plus changes to their existing… Continue Reading

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Earning Miles vs. Cash Back: Which Makes More Sense?

Discover It Miles Credit Card 3% Cash Back Bonus First Year

A while back, I wrote about the merits of using cash back rewards to cover manufactured spending fees vs. travel expenses. An interesting question came up: “Why not just use a travel rewards credit card from the get-go instead of a… Continue Reading