Category: Travel

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Obsessing Over Travel Reward Points

I realized something recently after I earned our latest bonus on some IHG cards.  I enjoy collecting all of the hotel/airline/credit card rewards, but I am afraid to spend them.  What if I don’t get enough value?  What if I run out?  That was when I realized I might have...

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Travel Rewards Update

          We sure are getting close to holding a million miles!  It is really just a psychological achievement, there is no added utility or reward for having that much accumulated.  However, I am still excited to reach that amount.  I credit reading Million Mile Secrets, The...

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April Expense Recap

It is time to update our spending in April.  I would not say it was a great month, however any month that our net worth increases should be considered a success.  My goal is steady progress, which is what we having been making the last year or so.  Check out...

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Dangers of Credit Card Rewards

I was updating my credit card spreadsheet last night and noticed that if I did nothing to prevent it I would have to pay over $1,600 in annual fees for all of our credit cards over the course of a year.  Of course that would not happen because we get...

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My Travel Reward Point Values

Do you consider credit card and airline reward points an asset?  I have never seen anyone include them on a net worth spreadsheet, but travel reward points definitely have a calculable value.  I use the Points Guy as the market maker for reward points and I think his estimates are...