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Game Planning

Once you’ve decided to play the miles game, all you really have to do to get started on your journey is to take that all important first step. Dont freak out…I’ve got you covered… But where to begin? The array of Credit card choices out there (fortunately) can be overwhelming. Well I’d like to think […]

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Saddling Up (Again)

The miles game marches on . It’s almost biblical, really. (To every season churn churn churn.) Personally, I’m getting ready for another round of credit card churning. The experiment with getting one or two cards every month didn’t last long, (about 30 days to be precise.) ┬áThe main reason is that the rate limiting step […]

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The Impermanence of Miles

Convenience will cost you. Want a Mac instead of a PC ? Prepare to pay 50% more for its ease-of-use and slick styling. Want someone else to manage your money for you for a piddly 1% fee? Prepare to have a third less money by the time you retire. Want to frequently roll through the […]

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Deja Vu All Over Again and Credit Card Stock Picking…

Another month, another churn. The Dividend family completed another seven Card churn last week (this time in my wife’s name.) And the results are in, so why not do a bit of a review? Below are seven cards that we applied for. If the cards look familiar its because they are identical to the “highroller […]

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Random Miles Artifacts….

Warning: This will be sort of a bits and pieces post. You see I re-created the “highroller churn” for my wife last night and have a whole bunch of reconsideration calls to get to later tonight. But there are some interesting tidbits that I think are worthy of your attention. And while these subjects do […]

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High Roller’s Churn

Friend of the blog Bronx Dave is thinking about buying a house in the near future. He has taken up rock ‘n roll drumming, you see, and wishes to rent out his townhouse, and move into a single-family detached house because he feels empathy for his increasingly shellshocked neighbor. Because of this ambition he will […]

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Breaking Up (it’s not that hard to do.)

It was about 11 months ago that I completed my first credit card churn. That timeframe is important because it means that the credit cards’ yearly fees will be hitting my account in the next couple of months. Which of course means that now is the time to start canceling or downgrading my cards. So […]

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Putting it Together

Is this an early retirement blog? Or Is it a travel hacker blog? Well yes….. Just like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is chocolate and peanut butter. There’s a certain synergy to these two fields. When you put 2+2 together, in this case, you get at least six. And the dial on the MD Squared […]

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I Am Entrepreneurial. And So Can You!

Many facets of the miles game are not quite what they seem to be at first glance. Spending is not always actual spending. Miles and points are not always rewards for actual travel. And businesses are not always actual businesses. Previously, in my post “business time,” I explained how it is that you are probably […]

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Churning Tricks

Enough philosophical handwringing. Enough ethical self inspection. Enough of the world and it’s large problems. (And my piddly solutions.) Tonight, for a change of pace, for something simple and escapist. Philosophy is for losers… Tonight I will check in on the status of my recent round of credit card applications, and detail how I will […]

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