Seriously folks, I love credit card rewards. We usually have anywhere from 20-40 cards at any given time. That probably sounds like an overwhelming number, but it’s not that hard to keep track of it all with a simple spreadsheet. On a regular ol’ sheet of paper, I keep a list of every card we have, which one of us signed up […]
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 […]
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.
In case you are unaware, Greg and I took a credit card rewards-fueled trip to Europe in November of 2014. While we were there, we took in a lot of sights, ate some great (and not-so-great) food, and spent some quality time together. We didn’t buy a lot of keepsakes, but we did buy a […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]