Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide

Points and Miles Beginner's Guide

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide: How to Meet Large Credit Card Spending Requirements

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide # 15: How to Meet Large Credit Card Spending Requirements As credit card sign-up bonuses have increased, so have spending requirements. With the advent of prepaid debit cards like BlueBird, meeting these requirements is becoming increasingly easier. Below is an overview of this and other ways […]

Paying Taxes With a Credit Card
Points and Miles Beginner's Guide

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide: Maximizing Large Purchases

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide #14. Maximizing Large Purchases It seems like the biggest expenses are the ones we can’t pay with our credit cards: Mortgage payments, rent, taxes, car payments, landscaping, housekeeping, etc. I previously outlined how to earn miles on student loans payments. The methods outlines in that […]

Earning points and miles through manufactured spending September
Points and Miles Beginner's Guide

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide: Financial Products

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide # 13. Finance Brokerage accounts offer lucrative bonus offers on par with credit cards, without the hard inquiry. Applications for these accounts result in a “soft inquiry” on your credit, meaning there is no impact on your credit score. Last year, I accumulated almost 400,000 […]

Use checks at the ATM to make credit card payments
Points and Miles Beginner's Guide

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide: Banking Miles

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide #12: Banking Miles Not everyone has excellent credit to be applying for credit cards. Alot of people have taken financial hits during the recession, and credit card churning and app parties are just not an option. Thankfully, there are debit cards that are excellent substitutes. […]

Points and Miles Beginner's Guide

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide: Dining Rewards Programs

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide #11: Dining Rewards Programs Nearly every loyalty program mentioned in this guide offers a dining rewards program. You simply sign up, register your credit card, and receive points when you dine at select restaurants within the network. Keep in mind that while you can register […]

Plastiq Earn Miles on Rent and Mortgage Payments
Points and Miles Beginner's Guide

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide: Maximizing Household Spending

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide #10. Household Spending So far, we’ve racked up thousands of miles with program sign-up bonuses, taking surveys, shopping portals and toolbars, getting insurance quotes, credit cards sign-up bonuses, maximizing credit card-spending, and business credit cards. We’re on to bonus point offers in everyday spending categories. Whether […]

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Points and Miles Beginner's Guide

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide: Qualifying and Applying For Business Credit Cards

Points and Miles Beginner’s Guide #9. Qualifying and Applying For Business Credit Cards NOTE: Check the Credit Card Database for a comprehensive list of point and mile-earning Business credit cards, along with their sign-up bonuses and features. Business credit cards are a great way to earn bonus points after you’ve exhausted the top personal […]