Category: Credit Cards

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Debit Card “Eaten” by ATM Machine

Wow! You definitely learn something new with every trip. On my recent trip to Chile, I was withdrawing cash from an ATM in Santiago and I forgot to grab my card after I grabbed the cash. We were waiting for an Uber and then it dawned on me that I...

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Pro Tip: No ATM Fees Globally!

In 2017, I saved $59.85 in ATM fees globally by utilizing my Charles Schwab ATM card. I blogged about this card back in 2014 and 4 years later it is still the best card to have in your wallet to get cash out of an ATM globally and even domestically. Why...

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Credit Card Review: AMEX Platinum

American Express offers many credit cards but the most elite option available to the general public without an invite is their Platinum card. It is an excellent option for the active traveler as the value of the benefits outweigh the annual fee. The current signup bonus ranges from 60,000 to...

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Credit Card Application Batch – March/April 2017

Over the past few months I decided to apply for 2 more credit cards and also received an offer from AMEX as I continue to diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards: Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature ($75/yr, not waived 1st year): -30,000 Alaska Airlines...

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March 2017 Updates

March is always a big month with changes for the travel industry. Airlines make changes, hotel programs change, credit card changes and as always technology changes. Here are the top highlights this month! Airlines Singapore Airlines is making changes to their award chart effective March 23, 2017. They are increasing...

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Chase Sapphire Reserve Reviewed!

It’s the hottest new personal credit card on the market as it offers a 100,000 points signup bonus! The Chase Sapphire Reserve card was released last Monday, August 22nd, and is the buzz all around the web. I’ll break it down so it’s easier to make a decision if you should...

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Credit Card Application Batch – May/June 2016

Over the past few months I decided to apply for 3 more credit cards as I continue to buildup and diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards: AMEX Platinum Card: -100,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $3,000 in the first 90 days (this offer is no...

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Credit Card Application Batch – January 2016

Last month I decided to apply for 3 more credit cards as I continue to buildup and diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards: Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard ($89/yr, not waived 1st year): -50,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles after spending $1,000 in 90 days (this offer is...

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Credit Card Application Batch – September 2015

This month I decided to apply for 2 more credit cards as I continue to buildup and diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards: Citi AA Executive World Elite Mastercard($450/yr, not waived 1st year): -75,000 American Airlines miles after $7,500 spend in 90 days -1st Bag Checked...

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Credit Card Application Batch – April 2015

Last month I decided to apply for a few more credit cards as I continue to buildup and diversify my point/mile balances. I applied and was approved for the following cards: Citi AA Platinum Select World Mastercard ($95/yr, waived 1st year): -50,000 American Airlines miles after $3,000 spend in 90 days...