Meeting Any Minimum Spend Requirement with Minimum Effort

Understandably, the most intimidating part of getting new credit cards is intimidating minimum spend. Usually people say, “If I pay all my bills with my credit card and do all my shopping with my credit card I’ll probably only be able to spend $1,000 per month”. The goal in reaching a credit card minimum spend […]

Available Now! Use Avios on US Airways Flights

As of March 31st, 2014, US Airways has officially joined the One World airline alliance. The bad news is that US Airways is no longer part of the Star Alliance network. (However, you can still use your miles to book travel on several Star Alliance carriers as long as you don’t mix and match One […]

Finals Days to Save 12% on Southwest Points Bookings

On March 31st, 2014, Southwest points become about 12% less valuable. Book your travel before March 31st (and travel anytime thereafter), and you’ll pay 60 points for $1 of the cost of travel.  However, book your flights after March 31st, and you’ll pay 70 points per $1 of the cost of travel. The important thing […]

6 Credit Cards Worthy of the Annual Fee

Before this year, I hardly ever paid to keep a credit card. However, over the last year, I’ve been paying more and more annual fees. Each card on this list has an incentive that I decided was worth paying the annual fee. 1.  American Express Platinum Three years ago, I would never have believed you […]

The Surprising “Value” of a Southwest Point

In my post earlier in the week, I said something not entirely true.  I said that with the 50,000 bonus point Southwest credit card sign up bonus those points are worth about $844 points. Since Southwest Rapid Rewards are a fixed value, you’d think the case would be open and closed in terms of how […]