How to Pay Your Mortgage With a Credit Card

Want to earn more credit card rewards points for free travel? You need to pay your mortgage with a credit card! Check out our complete guide inside!

If you’re into earning points and miles, you’ve probably wondered if it’s possible to pay for big ticket items with a credit card. You know, the big stuff – your mortgage, daycare, and car payment. Fortunately, it is possible and there are several ways to get the job done with minimal hassle and expense. While the process itself is easy, […]

How to Go On Vacation without Losing Your Mind

Want to go on vacation without losing your mind? Trust me, you do. This list of must-do items can help make that happen.

It’s 8:00 a.m. as I write this, and I’m running on fumes after getting only 5 hours of sleep. Our flight home from Jamaica was supposed to land in Indianapolis at 11:05 p.m. last night, but it was delayed, so we didn’t get home until almost 1:00 a.m. Grrreeeaaatttt….. I scrambled to get my kids […]

Travel Hackers: You Need to Know Your Credit Score

Everybody needs to know their credit score, especially travel hackers. Learn how to keep an eye on your credit score (for FREE) inside.

As someone who travels almost exclusively on points and miles, I’ve gotten my fair share of crazy questions about my credit score. People often want to know if a) travel hacking has ruined my credit score, b) opening and closing so many accounts has negatively impacted my score, or c) I just don’t care.

How to Travel with Kids On a Budget

Family walking on the beach

When you have young kids, travel can be both inconvenient and expensive. Not only do you have to lug car seats and diaper bags all over the place, but you also have to learn to live with higher travel expenses overall. Obviously, this should be expected. After all, little bodies take up space on airplanes […]

How We Booked a Jamaican Spring Break for Four On Points

I booked our Spring Break trip for four to Jamaica...and I did it (basically) for free. How did I do it? With credit card rewards, of course. Let me show you how you can too!

In just a few weeks, the four of us plan to embark on a week-long all-inclusive vacation to beautiful and sunny Jamaica.  Sounds expensive, doesn’t it?  I mean, four plane tickets are involved, plus six nights at an all-inclusive hotel that will serve me unlimited BBCs for free. The cool thing is, this trip wasn’t expensive at […]

Reader Question: Will Credit Card Rewards Ruin Your Credit?

Does pursuing credit card rewards ruin your credit? Read this post for tips and tricks on boosting your credit score while pursuing rewards.

Over the last few years, my husband and I have signed up for dozens of new credit card accounts.  I’m sure that probably seems pretty extreme, but it’s really not when you consider the fact that our credit cards are spread across our two personal credit profiles and three separate businesses.

My Frugal West Coast – Las Vegas Vacation

Famous Welcome to Las Vegas sign with vintage texture

I recently planned out all of our trips through November 2015.  Crazy, I know, but it is just part of the sickness. Still, sometimes it pays off to plan ahead since some of the best award redemptions can only be made early.  Personally, I like to have as many options as possible, so I always start scheming […]

Travel Hacking to St. Maarten (With Pictures)

We started considering travel hacking to St. Maarten after I discovered some super-awesome reward flights on American. Here's how we made it there!

If you know me at all, you know that I absolutely love beaches.  Of course, not all beaches are created equal.  I love the soft, white sand found on the beaches of the Florida panhandle, for example, but I prefer the crystal clear water you find in the Caribbean.  Bonus Points for a soft, sandy bottom you can […]