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What’s the Difference Between US Bank FlexPoints and Altitude Points?

A Million Mile Secrets reader emailed: How do the US Bank travel credit cards work?  Can I redeem points for a statement credit or only toward travel purchases? This is a great … Read entire article »

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How You Earn Flexible Bank Points With Several Cards in the Same Program

Million Mile Secrets reader, Amy, commented: Is American Express Membership Rewards similar to Chase Ultimate Rewards where you earn points on each card individually?  Or are AMEX Membership Rewards points pooled into … Read entire article »

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When The “Sharing” Economy Fails — My Terrible Experience Using Turo

For those of you not familiar with Turo, it’s a peer-to-peer car marketplace. Think of it as the Airbnb of car rentals. Instead of renting a car from a big, … Read entire article »

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How to Earn Lucrative Sign-Up Bonuses Without Paying Annual Fees Out-of-Pocket

I’ve written why even thrifty folks like me should consider annual fee cards.  Because these cards often come with big sign-up bonuses and great perks that can help you achieve … Read entire article »

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Do ALL Credit Inquiries Count Toward Chase’s 5/24 Limit?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Ryan, commented: Does the Chase “5/24 rule” only apply to inquires for credit cards or also other loans as well?  I have 4 credit inquires in the past … Read entire article »

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Which Capital One Venture Card Is Right for You?

Y’all know how much I love getting Big Travel with Small Money by collecting airline miles and hotel points.  But sometimes there are blackout dates around my travel times.  Or there … Read entire article »

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Take a Romantic Getaway to San Francisco and Wine Country Using Miles

Lyn writes about Southwest for her GotoTravelGal.com blog and recently took a couples’ getaway with her husband to San Francisco and California Wine Country.  I’ve asked her to share how … Read entire article »

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Do You Get Travel Insurance With the AMEX Platinum Card?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Dave, commented: Does The Platinum Card® from American Express have travel insurance coverage? Unlike some other travel cards, which have excellent travel protection benefits, the AMEX Platinum does NOT provide coverage for … Read entire article »

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