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Round The World Free for Family of Four.
« on: June 01, 2018, 04:51:48 AM »
By opening new credit cards, charging everything possible, etc. we earn enough to fly around the world once every 18 months for our family of four.

Also have a bunch of free hotel nights (but not enough for a long trip).

One of my business does charge a lot every month so we get more points than our personal spending would allow.

Of course we always pay off the balance - never paid a dime in interest.

We are FIRE so have time to travel. That was always a gotcha before - have time but no money - or have money but no time.
I retired at 40. Have been having / raising kids since. Now "traveliving" the world while educating the kids.

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Re: Round The World Free for Family of Four.
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2018, 06:17:27 AM »
I do similar and have enough points to do a RTW in Business every year. I usually just take a detour on the way to Europe but it's still a great trip! I do have to pay taxes on top of the points redemption so it does cost me ~$1000 (unavoidable down under).

Enjoy your holidays!

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Re: Round The World Free for Family of Four.
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2018, 06:32:03 AM »
By opening new credit cards, charging everything possible, etc. we earn enough to fly around the world once every 18 months for our family of four.

Also have a bunch of free hotel nights (but not enough for a long trip).

One of my business does charge a lot every month so we get more points than our personal spending would allow.

Of course we always pay off the balance - never paid a dime in interest.

We are FIRE so have time to travel. That was always a gotcha before - have time but no money - or have money but no time.
Which cards do you recommend.  Right now I just earned bonus from Chase Sapphire and IHG (both me and my husband) and I'm looking for another card to open.  Any recommendations?

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Re: Round The World Free for Family of Four.
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 07:43:00 AM »
How many total miles are you all using for a RTW trip?  I haven't attempted anything of that magnitude yet, but my mileage balance does keep growing.
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Re: Round The World Free for Family of Four.
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2018, 06:18:33 AM »
You have to churn cards. Many cards offer huge mileage bonuses. Sign up. Meet spending requirements. Cheuck in drawer. Next.

I retired at 40. Have been having / raising kids since. Now "traveliving" the world while educating the kids.

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Re: Round The World Free for Family of Four.
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2018, 05:32:00 AM »
How many total miles are you all using for a RTW trip?  I haven't attempted anything of that magnitude yet, but my mileage balance does keep growing.

Anyone?  I know AA got rid of their RTW awards a few years back.  Are you booking a "Round the World" award from an airline or just booking individual flights that take you around the world?  If so, how many miles does this require?
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Get $500 after $4k spend w/ Chase Sapphire Preferred:
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Sign up for Personal Capital, link one investment account, get $20 Amazon GC: http://share.personalcapital.com/x/AgCQkt

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Re: Round The World Free for Family of Four.
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2018, 03:23:26 PM »
How many total miles are you all using for a RTW trip?  I haven't attempted anything of that magnitude yet, but my mileage balance does keep growing.

Anyone?  I know AA got rid of their RTW awards a few years back.  Are you booking a "Round the World" award from an airline or just booking individual flights that take you around the world?  If so, how many miles does this require?

This page (from MMM) has a list of cards good for Travel, Hotel Nights, and Cash Back depending on what you're looking for.

https://www.cardratings.com/advisors/mrmoneymustache?SRC=636824

Hope it helps.

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Re: Round The World Free for Family of Four.
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2018, 06:10:14 PM »
No, that does not answer my question.
Get $150 after $500 spend w/ Chase Freedom: https://www.referyourchasecard.com/2/OKUUT3TERJ

Get $500 after $4k spend w/ Chase Sapphire Preferred:
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/6/6NBNP4WEGJ

Sign up for Personal Capital, link one investment account, get $20 Amazon GC: http://share.personalcapital.com/x/AgCQkt

My side hustle journal: https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/side-hustle-journal-bank-bonuses-churning-tradelines/