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

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

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide 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 noisy… Continue Reading

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

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide 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 pays… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide: Airline Elite Status

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

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide 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 you… Continue Reading

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

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide # 15: How to Meet Large Credit Card 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… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide: Maximizing Large Purchases

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide #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 earn… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide: Financial Products

Earning points and miles through manufactured spending September

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide # 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 impact… Continue Reading

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Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide: Banking Miles

Use checks at the ATM to make credit card payments

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide #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 an… Continue Reading