Dream of traveling the world but always thought it was too expensive? Start here to get valuable tips on how rack of up frequent flyer miles to travel cheap and become a Rewards Traveler.
Below is an answer to some questions and concerns left in a comment from my post “What is a Rewards Credit Card?” My answer which I originally intended to be succinct eventually grew, and grew so I just decided to make it a post. Alex of Milk The Pigeon (an excellent blog about finding your passion and fulfilling your dreams) a fellow blogger and an experienced world traveler commented, “I honestly had no idea about ‘credit card churning’ or the benefit of reward cards. Even after traveling 30+ countries by myself I never...read more
I spotted an interesting article on the NPR site. The article is about a study done by economists pointing to the fact that rewards credit card programs may not be rewarding for everyone, someone has to be footing the bill. Despite the age of the article, it’s two years old, I’m sure it still rings true. Essentially the article concludes that based on this study, rewards credit cards are paid for by the poor and that the rich actually get richer from them. The logic behind this is that the rewards credit cards make everything...read more
My time in the credit card industry was a learning experience. I spoke with hundreds of customers each week explaining to them their terms and conditions of their contracts while servicing their accounts. By doing this I learned to sift through the credit card jargon and discovered how to use my own cards more effectivley. Not surprising, I learned the traits that successful cardholders have. But more importantly, I learned not everyone should have credit cards, especially travel rewards cards. I believe anyone who wants to use Travel...read more
Bustling through crowded malls, fighting holiday traffic, lugging large bags around that feel like they have a ton of concrete in them, ever been shopping and felt like you were at your second job? Even a trip to the grocery store can be tedious at times. Ever thought it might be cool to be getting something in exchange for all this hard work? Guess what! There actually are people that will “pay” you for buying stuff. And I’m not talking about becoming a secret shopper either. Enter, the rewards credit card. What is...read more