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Blog posts about traveling and tips and tricks on how to best maximize travel hacking.

The $323 7-Day Canada Trip: Montreal and Quebec With Food And Nature

The $323 7-Day Canada Trip: Montreal and Quebec With Food And Nature

A few weeks ago, we were invited to tour Canada with a friend’s family who was flying in from Europe. It was last minute, but we decided it’d be fun. Our friend would stay with us for around a week in NYC. We spent a day in Montreal and then drove up to Quebec City to stay in Mont Saint Anne. And boy, those homes were beautiful. I think I could be really happy living in an extremely modern house…

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Chase Sapphire Reserve Vs Preferred Breakeven – Which One Should You Get?

Chase Sapphire Reserve Vs Preferred Breakeven – Which One Should You Get?

The best every day credit card is from the Chase Sapphire series. There are two cards from the series, the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Sapphire¬†Reserve. One of the cards should be in your every day rotation and¬†should be the first card you get, especially if you’re starting to optimize your credit card rewards. In this post, we’ll go over the most commonly used and major benefits in the first part. We’ll give a thorough comparison for the rest of…

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What Is The Chase 5/24 Rule? An In-Depth Analysis

What Is The Chase 5/24 Rule? An In-Depth Analysis

In 2014, Chase started rejecting credit card applications whenever someone had opened more than 5 credit cards in the past 24 months. Though there’s no official page on the Chase website about it, the Chase 5/24 rule is well known in the travel community. The reason why you need to understand the 5/24 rule is because Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) points are some of the most valuable points out there. For anyone looking to learn how to travel for free,…

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The Optimal Guide To Earning Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) Points

The Optimal Guide To Earning Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) Points

Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) points are some of the best rewards points because they’re so flexible and easy to redeem. With Chase offering 7 different credit cards with their own bonus point sign ups and bonus earning categories, it can get a little confusing as to which cards you should get in order to maximize earning the most Chase UR points. Optimizing Chase Ultimate Rewards There are two thing you’re trying to optimize here: sign up bonuses and bonus categories….

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Geoarbitrage: Change Locations To Retire Early & Become Financially Independent

Geoarbitrage: Change Locations To Retire Early & Become Financially Independent

I remember getting my first paycheck and thinking,”Are you serious?! Where is the rest of it?”. That began my journey to considering geoarbitrage. What is Geoarbitrage? Geoarbitrage is short for geographic arbitrage. The basic definition of geoarbitrage is taking advantage of the difference in costs between two geographic locations, while having the same kind of lifestyle. I’d consider this to be the formula: Pick Whichever Increase in NW is highest = Post-tax(salary + capital gains if sold + other income…

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Author: Olivia

Olivia worked in finance and wants you to learn the secrets of financial independence. She believes there are so many ways to monetize your life and make money doing the things you're already doing because so many companies offer free money.

The average savings account rate is 0.1%. The big banks have incredibly low savings accounts rates. CIT Bank offers a 1.75% savings account. You can open an account with just $100 and no monthly fees or charge . Tired of being charged fees and getting peanuts in interest at your current bank? Open a CIT Bank savings account in less than 15 minutes online.

If you have a car, Rideshare apps allow you to pick a direction you want to go twice a day, so you can get extra money going somewhere you were driving to anyway at least twice a day. Get a $300 sign-up bonus with Lyft.

One of my favorite ways ways of monetizing my life is via credit card bonuses with cards that give you cashback or rewards. Check out our review of the Chase Sapphire cards, which give you at least $500 in cash or $625 in travel credit.