My Credit Score History | A Real Life Example of the Credit Score Impact

Tweet Today we open the doors wide on my credit score history so you can see how applying for multiple credit cards impacts your credit score. Because I really want to make it easy for you, I’m going to be transparent and list the cards I applied for between each application.  That way you can […]

Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express

Tweet  The Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express The American Express Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $5,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 3 months of Card membership†. Earn points even faster to get more rewards for your business. 3X points on […]

How to Organize, Track, and Manage Points & Miles so it Doesn’t Become a Full-time Job

Tweet When people object to this little game of collecting miles and points, there are two common objections. 1.  I’m afraid it will hurt my credit score.  The truth is that it impacts your credit score, but not by as much as you might think. 2.  It takes too much time and effort. While it […]

$26,936 Worth of Travel | My 2012 Upcoming Trip Report Summary

Tweet In 2012, our family will be doing a lot of traveling. Today I’ll share our upcoming trip plans with you so that, if you’re still sitting on the fence, you can discover the amazing value of redeeming air miles collected by signing up for the best credit card sign up bonuses. In this report, […]

Travelocity American Express Review and Introduction

Tweet Of course, I tend to focus on cards that have big sign up bonuses. Typically, I believe the bigger the bonus, the better! However, there are a few cards that might get lost in the shuffle because they don’t have the most outstanding sign up bonuses, but they offer some pretty decent ongoing returns. […]

Vacationing With Extended Family: Rent Two Cars Or A Van?

Tweet It’s a little early, but we’re planning a family vacation that is about nine months out.  We’ll be vacationing with my parents which is great because there are a lot of advantages to vacationing with extended family. Since we are going to be staying in a condominium, we know that we’ll need our own […]

Best 0% Foreign Currency Exchange Fee Credit Cards

Tweet There are two components of a foreign currency exchange fee with your credit card.  The first is a fee assessed by the credit card brand, and the second is a fee assessed by the holding bank or institution. For example, if your credit union says that they do not charge a fee for foreign […]

Trip Cancellation Insurance | Is It Worth Buying?

Tweet Unfortunately, life never goes as planned.  Similarly, vacations rarely go as planned. Companies have been built and established to help protect us during these unfortunate events.  The companies are called insurance companies.  Trip cancellation insurance is a type of insurance that will cover the cost of your trip in case you cancel your trip […]

How To Buy Foreign Currency on Vacation Overseas

Tweet Since people are travelling overseas at increasing volumes, there is also an increasing number of ways to buy and sell foreign currency. When purchasing foreign currency two opposing factors need to be thoroughly considered: Convenience and cost.  In some cases, the most convenient way to buy foreign currency is also the most expensive.  For […]