ShareTweetPin6sharesI am sure you clicked on this thinking it was just an advertisement, or that there would be some kind of catch. Well, I am going to tell you that this post is neither of those things but legit information on how to accumulate enough miles to get free plane tickets. There is a large amount of information out there on how to accumulate points and miles to achieve free plane tickets. This isn’t a myth! We are living proof that it is possible. We have been mile ‘hoarding’ for many years and often find ourselves sitting down with someone that asks us how it all works. They are in awe at the amount of travel we are able to do and are in shock at how we manage to build our mileage banks by doing almost nothing. So I have decided to put this article together in a Q&A fashion with the questions that I am usually presented with about this subject. Table of Contents: How Does This Even Work?How Many Miles Can I Earn?180,000 Miles!! How On Earth Did … [Read more...] about How to Get Free Plane Tickets
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While you’re waiting out a long layover, nothing seems more enticing than the airport lounge. With amenities like free Wi-Fi, drinks, snacks, and glossy magazines, these airport lounges feel like the answer to most of your travel annoyances. At the very least, they can give you sanctuary from the concourse noise and hubbub. Entrance to most airport lounges usually comes free for those carrying a first- or business-class ticket (and often, for economy-class flyers carrying an active military ID). But for the rest of us stuck in the back of the plane, there are ways to gain access to these comfy inner sanctums without shelling out thousands of dollars for an upgrade. When you’re the one sinking into a cushy armchair instead of clamoring for a seat at the gate, you’ll be glad to have airport lounge access as a respite from the usual airport irritations. Following are a few ways that savvy travelers can get into airport lounges, even if their tickets read … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Score Airport Lounge Access
The holidays are a huge deal in the Weston household — and every year, the expenses threatened to gallop out of control. Keeping the holiday joyous and less stressful means keeping a firm rein on our spending. Here's what we do, as well as smart frugal tips from others:By early November, I set up a spreadsheet with budgeted amounts for:Gifts, with names and how much we expect to spend on each person.Holiday tips, again with names and amounts.Travel expenses, including gas, hotel and meals.The tree, lights and other decorations.Food, drinks and treats for holiday gatherings.Holiday cards, postage and wrapping supplies.Spreadsheets aren't exactly warm, fuzzy and cinnamon-scented. But they allow us to see our total expected holiday spending and to make adjustments as necessary. (Adjustments are always necessary.)We've used various ideas over the years to curb expenses, as our fortunes and the size of family gatherings change. One year the adults drew names for gifts. We've also … [Read more...] about The best way to control holiday spending is to plan ahead
NEW YORK — At some point, you'll buy your last car and refinance your last mortgage. Surely, you're thinking, now I can stop worrying about my credit score. Well, not really, although there are situations when credit scores shouldn't be anyone's main concern.Let's start with some reasons why credit scores still matter, even when you don't plan to borrow money.Lenders aren't the only ones checking your credit. Most insurers use credit-based insurance scores, which use information from credit reports, to help set premiums for auto, homeowner and renter policies. A drop from excellent to poor credit can more than triple a homeowner's premiums in some states. Credit can have a bigger impact on auto insurance premiums than any other factor, including your driving record, according to an investigation by Consumer Reports.That's not all. Cellphone companies often reserve their best deals for people with the best credit. And many employers check credit … [Read more...] about Do we ever get old enough to stop worrying about our credit scores?
NEW YORK — At some point, you'll buy your last car and refinance your last mortgage. Surely then you can stop worrying about your credit scores. Well, not really, although there are situations when credit scores shouldn't be anyone's main concern. Let's start with some reasons why credit scores still matter, even when you don't plan to borrow money. LENDERS AREN'T THE ONLY ONES CHECKING YOUR CREDIT Most insurers use credit-based insurance scores, which use information from credit reports to help set premiums for auto, homeowners and renters policies. A drop from excellent to poor credit can more than triple homeowners' premiums in some states. Credit can have a bigger impact on auto insurance premiums than any other factor, including someone's driving record, according to an investigation by Consumer Reports. That's not all. Cellphone companies often reserve their best deals for those with the best credit. Many employers check credit reports, which could be an issue should you … [Read more...] about Liz Weston: At What Age Can You Ignore Your Credit Score?