The Business Card Denial: Lessons Learned for Non Income Earning Spouses

Tweet One of the most under-utilized tactics for fast tracking mileage earning is applying for business credit cards. The best current example is the Chase Ink Bold credit card that gives 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points for signing up and spending $5,000 in the first 3 months. Most folks don’t actually realize that they have a […]

The Ultimate Guide to Free(ish) 2012 Summer Travel

Tweet This week I had a post appear at Get Rich Slowly. That’s probably not new news to half of you since many of you just discovered this blog as the result of that post. In addition to receiving an influx of new subscribers, I also had a whole battalion of credit card consult requests. […]

Will I Lose Points or Miles When I Cancel My Credit Card?

Tweet Since I’ve been asked this question a couple of times, I thought I would do a blog post to help out newbies (since that’s who I like to help with this site). Will I lose my miles if I cancel my credit card?  Will I lose my points if I cancel my credit card? […]

Consistently Capitalize on Credit Card Cancellation Offers

Tweet When you sign up for a credit card, you should know to expect a bonus to motivate you to get the card.  For the most part, there is no reason to sign up for a card unless it has a really attractive bonus. Still, you always need to be prepared for an offer when […]

Free Flights May Be Moving Further Out of Reach for Stay at Home Parents

Tweet Everyone knows that the best way to collect frequent flyer miles is by taking advantage of the best credit card sign up bonuses.  In the last year, both my wife and I have accumulated thousands of dollars worth of free travel by strategically applying for (and getting accepted for) credit cards. As a working […]

Lessons to Learn from the Latest Chase Sapphire Preferred Targeted Offer

Tweet Last week I posted an article about some reports that Chase was offering a 100,000 targeted offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card.  While you might still get a targeted offer it looks like the possibility to get a bonus K50 if you were not targeted it passed.  Based on some of the feedback […]

10 Ways to Reach a Credit Card Minimum Spend Requirement

Tweet If you frequently churn credit cards, you might run into an issue because you don’t typically spend enough to reach your minimum balance requirement.  I’ve had a few people this week ask for suggestions on how to reach a minimum spend of $2,500 in 90 days for the British Airways 100,000 bonus miles credit […]