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6 Ways to Get Around a Lack of Airline Award Space

Etihad Airways Business Class Seat 1K on the 777-200 San Francisco to Abu Dhabi

One of the biggest challenges with collecting airline miles and points is redeeming them. Airlines intentionally make it difficult for people to redeem miles. Never did that become more clear to me than during a recent visit to the dentist.… Continue Reading

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Earn Bonus Miles for Hurricane Harvey Relief Donations

Earn Miles for Donations to Hurricane Harvey Relief

The effects of Hurricane Harvey over the last week have been devastating. Luckily, there are lots of great organizations out there, doing their best to alleviate the situation. If you want to donate to one of these organizations, you’ll be… Continue Reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Manufactured Spending

Desk with laptop: Manufactured Spending with a Full Time Job

During last week’s webinars, I got a lot of similar questions related to manufactured spending. Many of these questions were addressed in ms-related posts over the last four years. But thanks to the results of a recent survey, I’ve realized… Continue Reading

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My Month in Manufactured Spending: Hall of Shame Edition

My embarrassing week in manufactured spending

The promised Ann Arbor Re-DO is scheduled for this Saturday (sign up now if you haven’t done so already) and I thought I’d share a post on my manufactured spending activities in anticipation. Why? Mostly to lower expectations, because I’ve… Continue Reading