8 Credit Card Myths: Busted!

There is a lot of misinformation floating around regarding credit cards. Join me as I use my mad skills to bust 8 common credit card myths. KEE-YI!

When it comes to having credit cards, there’s a lot of malarkey and misinformation floating around. Peddled by well-meaning people who think they are looking out for your best interests, the lines of reality quickly get blurred. Their heart is definitely in the right place, and I’m not saying that they don’t have reason for […]

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 […]

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 […]

You Should Never Pay Full Price for a Vacation

A plane coming into the airport near Sonesta Maho Beach.

Yesterday, I turned 35-years old, and today I’m on a plane heading to St. Maarten to celebrate.  I’m really excited, and not only because I’ve never been to St. Maarten, but because we are heading to a brand new resort that just opened on December 25th. We are only staying for five days, but we […]

My Frugal Trip to Denver with Credit Card Rewards

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Early this morning, I left on the first non-stop flight from Indianapolis to Denver to catch an epic Pearl Jam concert that is set to take place at 7:30 tonight.  Our plane left at 6:50 which means that we had to be at the airport at 4:00 a.m. <Gulp>, which is why I might be slow to […]