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Gone Fishing

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Best travel point guide for dummies?
« on: March 16, 2016, 01:45:53 PM »
Does such a thing exist?  I feel like there are a lot of tricks and tips I have yet to learn...

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Re: Best travel point guide for dummies?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2016, 02:29:45 PM »

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Re: Best travel point guide for dummies?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2016, 09:39:44 AM »
Try looking at these blogs.  Both have beginner guides.

www.frugaltravelguy.com

www.thepointsguy.com

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Re: Best travel point guide for dummies?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2016, 01:09:04 PM »
Hey So Close:  Congrats on your recent FIRE!

Some fellow MMM'ers started Travelmiles101.com[/b]]Travelmiles101.com - which offers a travel point course.
I use the 'Resources' (best card offers, etc) on frequentmiler.boardingarea.com[/b]]frequentmiler.boardingarea.com

Keep in mind that 'manufactured spend' is somewhat of a whack-a-mole game:  as soon as a scheme that 'works' comes along, and people start to actually USE it, they shut the program down (look up the history of the "Target Prepaid Redbird card" - a great program while it lasted).  Lather, rinse, repeat.  But it can work well as part of an overall FIRE plan.  For example:   I just booked two (2x) vacations for $10 cash out of pocket - July to San Diego, and Dec to Hawaii.  The balance is from hotel points, and airline points from credit card spend.

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Re: Best travel point guide for dummies?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2016, 02:27:45 PM »
I enjoyed the Travel Miles 101 course.  Lots of good information there.

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Re: Best travel point guide for dummies?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2016, 02:59:51 PM »
Thanks everyone! Keep it coming!