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When to buy airline tickets and not use miles

Travel is great and it’s even better when you can save money. Recently I booked a roundtrip ticket to Sydney, Australia using 80,000 United Airline miles. Sometimes though, I’d rather buy an airline ticket with my trusty credit card even if I have miles available. Why is that you ask? Because the value of each […]

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Fly to Myanmar for only $30

  Like to travel? How about traveling for free? Sure, who wouldn’t want to do that. I’m leaving today for a trip to Myanmar and the one-way ticket on United Airlines would have cost over $800. Instead I bought the ticket with 40,000 miles and only had to pay $30 for taxes. I’m not always […]

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What would you do with 100,000 American Airline miles?

Earlier this year, I applied for and received two American Airlines Citibank Visa credit cards, one for personal use and one for business. The annual fee was waived for the first year. The signup bonuses were 50,000 miles each but to earn the 100,000 miles, there was one catch. Each card required that I spend […]

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Travel insurance

On a recent trip to the Caribbean, I had the honor to spend a few hours in a Jamaican hospital! It wasn’t anything too serious. I was taking a kiteboarding lesson and while walking around in water up to my waist, I managed to whack my foot on a submerged rock. The photo above is my […]

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Six rules of reading to make you smarter, healthier, happier. Rule # 6 is my favorite.

How do you decide what to read? A recommendation from a friend? Whatever happens to be in the dentist’s waiting room? Or anything that pops up on Yahoo News?  “Look!  Here’s a fascinating article about the Ten Best Cruise Ship Waterslides!” Do you read just what happens to come along or do you make a […]

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