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In the continuing quest to find ways to help you burn your Americans Airlines AADisadvantage miles, here is a Milecards.com post on Lots of AA Award Space in Business Class to Europe in August (some July).
Newbie Alert: The point of this hobby is to earn airline and hotel points at no to little cost and use them to maximize your travel experience in either unique experiences and/or saving lots of money on travel. Yes, a huge portion of these miles and points are earned through the sign up bonuses banks offer to entice you to sign up for their travel rewards credit cards. They are NOT doing that for charity! They do it because they know many of you will screw up by carrying a balance and paying excruciatingly high interest rates for many years. And of course you will use the cards and every time you use them they make some money from the interchange fees. And yes, you will use the credit cards and spend more than you would if you were paying cash. So, it takes extreme discipline to play this game and do it profitably for YOU! Again, the basics: Apply strategically for travel rewards credit cards with big signup bonuses, preferably with credit cards offering no annual fee for the first year, do the required spending to get the big bonus, use the miles/points while others pay actual cash, call for a retention bonus at six months and ten months (it can vary) to squeeze more out of them (it can get addictive, you have been warned!), cancel before the annual fee hits if the particular card is not a keeper….Rinse and repeat. The light bulb will go off and you soon realize…diz shit is for real!
This is a great reference to bookmark: Master List of Credit Cards with Additional Spending Bonuses.
If you plan to go see Grand Canyon, maybe you should bookmark this: How to make the most of your visit to Grand Canyon.
If you have 24 hours in London, here are 24 things you can do.
As I am dealing with hearing loss and tinnitus in my right ear, I am becoming more interested in reading about these things. This caught my attention: Loud noise is more dangerous than we thought. Fascinating research, maybe there is some hope. As a guy who always LOVED my music loud and totally ADORED going to concerts…well, now looking back, maybe that was a mistake. I think gradually my ears paid the price and now I am dealing with a constant ringing/buzzing in my right ear. I remember my mother used to scream at me to turn the music down in my room “Turn it down, you will go deaf one day”. Moral of this story: Always listen to your mother!
Business Advice from a One-Year Old. I enjoyed this. It applies to all but particularly to new parents.
We have seen many examples of brutalist architecture but mostly in Eastern Europe. Did you know there are 40 of these structures in Paris? And we now have a map for it! I could be faking posts about whether to get this card or the other card and always conclude to get both cards because both cards pay me a hefty commission but I don’t! So there, I feel better.
Did you hear about the recent amazing find in a Cairo slum? A gigantic 3000 year old statue of Pharaoh Ramses II was found and it is already deemed as one of the most important discoveries ever. The pictures will blow you away.
This section is for advanced level hobbyists and veteran blog readers & personal rants & stuff
Another dive into the new Hilton award pricing. How long with the hope last? #
Doctor of Credit asks his readers about affiliate links. I enjoyed reading the comments. I better not say more. Okay, I will. I will gladly exchange my revenue of this site with the revenue of his site from “display ads”. Over the weekend my site lost $2.71 cents because I am looking at you reader who returned some items back to Amazon, how dare you lol. As long as you are all educated, entertained and inspired I am okay with the crumbs. Thank you for your support, together we can
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I know this is not related. But I have been thinking about her since yesterday. You know there are people who beg for money in street corners or off exit ramps. Almost always they have an addiction problem. And it is obvious to tell. And it’s the same people, I guess they claim their corners. Yesterday, I saw a new young lady with her sign. She did not look like an addict and looked normal. You could tell she was new to this as she appeared to be embarrassed being out there. She had stopped holding the sign and appeared to be looking for something in her bag. Or maybe she pretended. And I just felt this incredible sadness and have been wondering ever since what the hell happened to this human being at this stage of her life…How could I help next time I see her? I know giving money is probably not the answer…But I would like to learn her story. Maybe it is not drugs or alcohol…Anyways, good anti-drug lesson for my daughter as I was just talking to myself and she also appeared to be stunned listening to me and looking at her…I lost my dear cousin to a drug overdose almost twenty years ago…oh wait, it was at the same intersection I got the call from my dad telling me the awful news. Moments like this change you…
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