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20 Best Things to See and Do in South Africa
18 Jul. 2017
20 Best Things to See and Do in South Africa
The Best Things to See and Do in South Africa I’ve highlighted the top must see and do’s for a first visit to South Africa.  There are many beautiful destinations around the world, but taken as a whole, it’s hard to imagine any country being more scenic than South Africa.  Each person has their own timeline
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Rogue Manufactured Spending
17 Jul. 2017
Rogue Manufactured Spending
There is a rogue manufactured spender in my area.  He’s originally from Eastern Europe (for this piece I’ll refer to him as “Spazi”) and craps on every place and deal that he touches.  That may sound a little harsh to you, but every word of it’s true. Bad for Business Since he’s a full time MSer,
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Auschwitz Concentration Camp:  Now and Then
25 Jun. 2017
Auschwitz Concentration Camp: Now and Then
People often ask me about things that they should see in Europe on their next visit.  I tell them that on a tour of Europe, they’ll see and later forget many wonderful places, but that they’ll never forget Auschwitz.  It’s a unique place where people come from all over the world to experience one of the
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Best Rewards Credit Cards For Beginners
25 Jun. 2017
Best Rewards Credit Cards For Beginners
In the Beginning If you are just starting to collect frequent flyer miles, hotel points and other loyalty based travel currencies, you should have at least one rewards credit card.  Ideally you should have enough rewards credit cards to maximize every purchase in a variety of shopping categories, but having just one card is good
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Earn 5x on Airlines, Accommodation, and Transport with No Annual Fee Credit Cards
23 Jun. 2017
Earn 5x on Airlines, Accommodation, and Transport with No Annual Fee Credit Cards
5x Points The Platinum Card from American Express is a nice travel rewards card.  It offers lots of solid benefits like: $200 Annual Airline Fee Credit $200 Annual Uber Credit Free Hotel Status Airport Lounge Access Global Entry Or TSA Pre-Check Credit Free Rental Car Status Fine Hotels & Resorts 5x points Hotels (5x only
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10 Reasons Why Manufactured Spending is Not for Most People
15 Jun. 2017
10 Reasons Why Manufactured Spending is Not for Most People
Rose Colored Glasses I just finished speaking on a (Manufactured Spending) panel at FTU in Minneapolis this past weekend.  The room was filled with a variety of people, some who have never done any manufactured spending to those doing comfortably over six figures worth each month.  In general it seemed like most of the audience
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Scamming the system?  The moral case for travel hacking…
7 Jun. 2017
Scamming the system? The moral case for travel hacking…
The Power of Points When people ask me how I travel so much for so little money, I usually just keep it simple with a one word answer: “Points”.  That answer is usually followed by a brief explanation of the concept of travel hacking and how I benefit from it.  On more than one occasion,
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Where Are the Most Beautiful Women in the World?
7 Jun. 2017
Where Are the Most Beautiful Women in the World?
Clarity > Agreement First some disclaimers because when a topic like this comes up, people are bound to get a little fired up.  For those people who offend easily, there is a saying that I think is appropriate:  if something is said that’s not meant to offend then no offense should be taken.  This post is my personal
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