Travel Free Faster! How to Earn Points & Miles Paying Rent or Mortgage

Tweet This week I had a reader ask if and how they could earn miles paying their mortgage. That’s a great question because for most of us that is our highest monthly expenditure. Is it possible? Yes, but probably not with a credit card (at least not at a reasonable rate). How to Earn Miles […]

Why I, the Credit Card Proponent, Applied for a Mileage Debit Card

Tweet Usually I talk about credit cards on this website.  I think credit card sign up bonuses are the best way to earn miles and points for free travel.  Using credit card sign up bonuses, my wife and I have earned about two million miles and points in the last couple of years. However, as […]

How to Use Bluebird to Get an Infinity of Miles

Tweet I’ve felt like a little kid waiting for Christmas.  Only I’m a big kid waiting for the arrival of my Bluebird card. Before posting about how Bluebird opens infinite doors, I wanted to have an opportunity to test the card.  Alas, my card still has not come, but I did want to be sure […]

How to Determine the Best Credit Card | Important Classifications to Consider

Tweet In an effort towards simplicity, I’ve suggested to many of you the best credit cards.  I even just finished up a page on this site where I suggest the best hotel credit cards.  However, be aware that the biggest factor in determining the best credit card depends on which credit card basket you’re trying to […]

Best Airline Credit Cards Where Miles Post After First Purchase

Tweet One of the most frequent questions and concerns I get is regarding a credit card minimum spend.  This is especially true if a person is planning to apply for multiple cards at one time. There are not a lot of people who can spend $10,000 within three months. Today we’ll explore some of the […]

The Same Day Credit Card Applications Hack | A Strategy for Getting More Approvals

Tweet You may just be wanting to dip your toes in the water.  That’s fine.  However, what we’re going to talk about today is jumping right into the waters of free travel by getting approval for multiple credit card sign up bonuses. Those who have been doing applications for a long time know the value […]

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? […]

Best Cash Back Credit Cards with Mileage Transfer Options

Tweet Last week I introduced 7 situations where cash back credit cards beat miles credit cards.  At the end of the article, I alluded to the fact that your best option is to find a card that allows you to do both – earn cash back or earn miles.  A card that allows that will […]

7 Situations Where Cash Back Credit Cards Are Better Than Air Miles Credit Cards

Tweet When you start collecting points and miles for free travel, you might find yourself plagued by the question – which card should I use for this purchase?  The biggest decision you’ll need to make is if you’ll use a cash back credit card or an air miles credit card. 7 Situations Where Cash Back […]