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What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less

This article is Part 3 of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are links to Parts 1 and 2, and once published, we’ll add a link to the Epilogue. * Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020?…

Experiment Foiled! Denied for the Ebates Visa Card
Experiment Foiled! Denied for the Ebates Visa Card

Experiment Foiled! Denied for the Ebates Visa Card

This article is Part 1 in our 3-part series on Middle Age Miles about our credit card applications in mid-March 2019. This mini App-O-Rama resulted in 2 denials and 1 approval. Our 3 articles in this series are: * Article…

Chase Ink Preferred Has the Best Sign-Up Bonus Out There – and You Can Get More Than One
Chase Ink Preferred Has the Best Sign-Up Bonus Out There – and You Can Get More Than One

Chase Ink Preferred Has the Best Sign-Up Bonus Out There – and You Can Get More Than One

Introduction The Chase Ink Preferred (CIP) business card has the best sign-up bonus currently available in the points-and-miles world – 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) points after $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months (referral link). It’s also a…

Reader Question: What Cards Have Points I Can Use to Reimburse Travel Charges?
Reader Question: What Cards Have Points I Can Use to Reimburse Travel Charges?

Reader Question: What Cards Have Points I Can Use to Reimburse Travel Charges?

Friend-of-Middle-Age-Miles JBTx recently submitted a reader question that we thought would make for a nice article. For context, JBTx is heavily invested in the Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) eco-system and is extremely skilled at using UR points to fund his…

Reader Question: Credit Card Advice for a Recent College Graduate
Reader Question: Credit Card Advice for a Recent College Graduate

Reader Question: Credit Card Advice for a Recent College Graduate

We received a great Comment earlier this week from Benjamin, a recent graduate of Texas’ finest Agricultural & Mechanical university. Benjamin asked us for some advice on establishing credit and what cards to get. I thought this topic would be…

Chase Marriott Business Card – Last Date for Applications is Tomorrow (Feb 12) – and Results of Our Application Experiment
Chase Marriott Business Card – Last Date for Applications is Tomorrow (Feb 12) – and Results of Our Application Experiment

Chase Marriott Business Card – Last Date for Applications is Tomorrow (Feb 12) – and Results of Our Application Experiment

A lot of changes to the Marriott/SPG cards from Amex and Chase go into effect this week on Wednesday (Feb 13). We reviewed all of the changes in detail and provided our insights and strategy tips in our recent article:…

What Do We Think of the New Citi Prestige Card Offer? Honestly, Citi, We Thought You Would Do Better.
What Do We Think of the New Citi Prestige Card Offer? Honestly, Citi, We Thought You Would Do Better.

What Do We Think of the New Citi Prestige Card Offer? Honestly, Citi, We Thought You Would Do Better.

After taking this card off the market for several months, Citi has finally re-opened its premium Prestige card to new applications. With all of the hype about refreshing the card, we were hoping for a blow-us-out-of-the-water new sign-up offer for…

What’s In Our Wallet? – Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less
What’s In Our Wallet? – Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less

What’s In Our Wallet? – Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less

This article is Part 3 of our “What’s In Our Wallet” series. You can read Parts 1 and 2 at these links: Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet? – Our Cards and Breakdowns by Annual Fee and Date Acquired.…

What’s In Our Wallet? – Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card
What’s In Our Wallet? – Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

What’s In Our Wallet? – Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

This article is Part 2 of our What’s in our Wallet? series.  Here is Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet? – Our Cards and Breakdowns by Annual Fee and Date Acquired. And here is Part 3 – What’s In…