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Review: Cathay Pacific Business Class Hong Kong to Singapore

My brother and I were on the same Cathay Pacific flight (759) to Singapore, in Business Class on the A330-300. The flight was under four hours  long and I was pretty surprised when I stepped onboard and saw the same… Continue Reading

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Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points: Airport Club Lounge Access

Thai Airways Royal First Class Lounge Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Thai Airways First Class Lounge

Beginners Guide to Miles and Points Whether you’re traveling in a premium cabin or not, having access to a decent airport lounge can take some of the stress out of your trip. You’ll have a quiet place away from the… Continue Reading

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Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points: Fast Track to Hotel Elite Status

Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points To the average person traveling once a year, hotel elite status can seem out of reach and quite costly to achieve. Both of these assumptions are myths. Status can be achieved cheaply and sometimes… Continue Reading

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Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points: Airline Elite Status

Thai Airways Royal First Class Lounge Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Thai Airways First Class Lounge

Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points If you’ve seen “Up in the Air” with George Clooney, you’re probably aware that airline and hotel loyalty programs not only earn you tons of points that can be redeemed for amazing trips, but… Continue Reading

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Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points: How to Meet Large Spending Requirements

Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points # 15: How to Meet Large Spending Requirements As credit card sign-up bonuses have increased, so have spending requirements. With the advent of prepaid debit cards like BlueBird, meeting these requirements is becoming increasingly easier.… Continue Reading

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Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points: Maximizing Large Purchases

Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points #14. Maximizing Large Purchases It seems like the biggest expenses are the ones we can’t pay with our credit cards: Mortgage payments, rent, taxes, car payments, landscaping, housekeeping, etc. I previously outlined how to… Continue Reading

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Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points: Financial Products

Earning points and miles through manufactured spending September

Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points # 13. Finance Brokerage accounts offer lucrative bonus offers on par with credit cards, without the hard inquiry. Applications for these accounts result in a “soft inquiry” on your credit, meaning there is no… Continue Reading

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Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points: Banking Miles

Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points #12: Banking Miles Not everyone has excellent credit to be applying for credit cards. Alot of people have taken financial hits during the recession, and credit card churning and app parties are just not… Continue Reading

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Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points: Dining Rewards Programs

Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points #11: Dining Rewards Programs Nearly every loyalty program mentioned in this guide offers a dining rewards program. You simply sign up, register your credit card, and receive points when you dine at select restaurants… Continue Reading

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Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points: Maximizing Household Spending

Beginner’s Guide to Miles and Points #10. Household Spending So far, we’ve racked up thousands of miles with program sign-up bonuses, taking surveys, shopping portals and toolbars, getting insurance quotes, credit cards sign-up bonuses, maximizing credit card-spending, and business credit cards.… Continue Reading