Monthly Archives: March 2015


One Way to Pay Your Mortgage With a Credit Card!

NOTE: AS OF MAY 6th, 2015 THIS POST IS NO LONGER ACCURATE.  THE TARGET REDCARD NO LONGER ACCEPTS CREDIT CARD LOADING. Why would I want to pay my mortgage with a credit card? The biggest reason is to earn award points on your award credit card for something that you would've normally paid from your [...]

By | 2017-05-18T12:46:51+00:00 March 17th, 2015|Travel Tips|2 Comments

What is Travel Hacking? The Basics…

Travel Hacking Strategies are strategies that earn miles at a highly accelerated rate and therefore earn free travel at a much quicker rate then normal spending would earn, or using means to find deeply discounted travel. Hacking, in general, is altering something to make it more useful to the person performing the hack. Computer hackers will hack computers [...]

By | 2017-05-18T12:46:51+00:00 March 17th, 2015|The Basics|0 Comments

Fly Round Trip From Mainland U.S. to Hawaii for Almost Nothing!

The least expensive United round trip ticket from Denver to Maui, Hawaii from Oct 5th-12th, 2015 was $832.  But, if I have 45,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards, I can redeem them for a ticket instead!  I can pay $11.20 in taxes and fees + 45,000 miles and I am set for a trip of a lifetime! Currently, if you sign up for [...]

By | 2017-05-18T12:46:51+00:00 March 17th, 2015|Travel Tips|0 Comments

$89 for 2 Round Trip Tickets to the Caribbean

NOTE: This opportunity has EXPIRED. Please see our post on Getting a Trip to Hawaii for Almost Nothing! For a very limited time, you can get a round trip ticket to Hawaii for only $89.  How?  Simple.  Right now Barclay's is offering the U.S. Air Dividend Miles credit card (EXPIRED) with a bonus of 50,000 miles after [...]

By | 2017-05-18T12:46:51+00:00 March 16th, 2015|Travel Tips|0 Comments

Monitoring Your Credit for Free

It is always important to know what your credit score is, and what has led to your score.  If you have good credit, you can get approved for lower rate loans and get credit cards with great benefits and bonuses.  Currently there are several services out there that provide your credit report and a credit [...]

By | 2017-05-18T12:46:51+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Tools|0 Comments

Does Applying for Credit Cards Hurt My Credit?

Many, but not all, of our tips include strategically applying for a credit card that offers a 'miles bonus'.  Many people are concerned about how this sort of thing will effect their credit.  The results may surprise you, as they did me.  The very biggest bit of knowledge you should obtain when you are applying [...]

By | 2017-05-18T12:46:51+00:00 March 10th, 2015|The Basics|0 Comments

The Award Journey Begins…

The Award Journey Begins... I love to travel.  Well, I love everything about travel except for one important thing: the traveling part.  I HATE the traveling part: I hate scheduling, booking and paying for flights, and deciding how to use the seemingly small amount of travel awards I have earned over the past year. I [...]

By | 2017-05-18T12:46:51+00:00 March 8th, 2015|The Basics|0 Comments