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Interested in a Disney Vacation Account? This In-Depth Guide Is a Must Read

Posted By nila on In the News - A few weeks ago, my friend Kendra over at Points and Pixie Dust wrote about the Disney Vacation Account—which was the first time I’d ever heard of it. Considering the research I did for the Frugal Guide to Disneyland and Disney World, I was both surprised I’d missed and curious about what it is exactly. […]

How to Keep Track of Multiple Credit Card Accounts

Posted By nila on In the News - One thing that initially turns a lot of people off from points and miles is keeping track of your multiple accounts—the easiest way to earn a lot of miles quickly is to apply for credit cards, but the more you apply for, the harder it gets. Not only do you need to keep track of […]

Travel Scams: The Worst of the Worst

Posted By nila on In the News - Exert travelers are not born—rather, frugal travelers are made from the sum of their experiences, both good and bad. Despite my ease today aboard aircraft and at locations both foreign and domestic, many of my prior experiences have not always been pleasant or fun. Instead, I have discovered that life is the hardest teacher, because […]

The Best of the Rest: The Other Cards That I Can’t Live Without

Posted By nila on In the News - Earning points, miles and cash back from credit cards has become a long-term game—due to the fact that many banks have tightened up their requirements on who qualifies for the generous long-term bonuses. Accordingly, I’ve begun looking at the miles game as a marathon of points I can use, rather than a sprint of big […]

Traveling This Summer? Take a Look at These Useful Cards

Posted By nila on In the News - When you purchase a plane ticket, the credit card you pull out of your wallet is the one that earns you the most points for the purchase, right? That basic strategy works — you want to achieve the highest return on your spend, and if you’ve got a credit card that earns 2X or 3X […]

Big Changes Are Coming to the AAdvantage Program—Should Travelers Be Excited?

Posted By nila on In the News - American Airlines has announced some pretty major changes to their program, which were bound to happen at some point. Most American Airlines fliers aren’t going to be too excited about these changes, unfortunately. Here’s a summary of each change: Mileage earning is becoming revenue based (like United and Delta already have) beginning on August 1, […]

Spending a Weekend in Vietnam—a Powerful Weekend of Remembrance

Posted By nila on In the News - Our trip to Vietnam was not planned for the purpose of remembering the soldiers who served there during the war.  My friend has longed to visit Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) to connect with a professional friend she has wanted to meet for years and asked me to go. Travel is usually planned for fun […]

United Is Offering an Enticing Saver Awards Sale for a Limited Time

Posted By nila on In the News - Those who have purchased airfare to Europe understand that making the journey can be an expensive endeavor. Between the high price of fares and fuel surcharges added on top, trekking across the pond often costs thousands of dollars. However, those who are patient often get rewarded through the many forms of fare sales—and United Airlines […]