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Should You Use Walmart Bill Pay for Manufactured Spending?

Walmart Money Order

This past weekend I held three webinars where I addressed people’s manufactured spending questions. It was fun and something I hope to repeat on a monthly basis (once I find a better meeting platform). Anyway, a topic that came up… Continue Reading

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5 Best Category Bonuses for Manufactured Spending

Gas station Credit Card Rewards

Earning miles via manufactured spending can be tedious. Most of the time you’re earning 1 mile per $1 spent and even if you’re buying Visa gift cards in large volumes, the fees eventually stack up. It can be tedious work,… Continue Reading

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My Beef With the Capital One Venture Card

Capital One Venture Credit Card Sign-up Bonus

Any time I write about cash back credit cards, I get more or less the same response: “Why aren’t you including the Capital One Venture Card?” For those who are unfamiliar with the card, it earns 2 miles per $1… Continue Reading

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Is Chase Devaluing the Ultimate Rewards Program?

Chase Ultimate Rewards Devaluation

By now you’ve probably heard the rumor that Chase is considering devaluing the Ultimate Rewards program. Don’t head to the panic room just yet – there’s no concrete proof it’s happening. Is it possible and maybe even overdue? Yes. You… Continue Reading

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65,000 Mile Citi Platinum AAdvantage Card: A Reminder of How Much I Miss Credit Card Churning

American Airlines First Class Seat 777-300ER

I don’t churn credit card much. Sure, I’ve gone a little nuts in the past with Alaska Visa card applications and I did take full advantage of the 100,000 miles Citi Executive AAdvantage card offer three years ago. But I… Continue Reading

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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