Thursday, January 23, 2014

Flying Lufthansa First Class With My Six Year Old Daughter

In 2013, my family and I consumed about $80-$100,000 worth of award travel. That's a lot, but that number is calculated based on the retail price of several business class tickets and luxury hotels that we used our points and miles for.

Of course, I also write about this stuff for a living, which is not nearly as much fun as the traveling. So it worked out very nicely when my daughter and I had the chance to enjoy a special treat, a flight in Lufthansa's First Class together. Not only did we have an incredibly fun experience on the ground and in the air, but I also had fun writing about it for The Points Guy.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Contributing to Compare Wallet

I am excited to be a contributor to Compare Wallet. I met their team at FinCon in St. Louis and was impressed by their in-depth coverage of the industry.

My first posts for them have been on How Points and Miles Work, as well as reviews of the Citi ThankYou Premier Visa Signature Card, and the Barclay Arrival World MasterCard Review. Look for more of my work soon on their blog.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Check Out My Holiday Travel Tips At CouponPal

One of the great things about attending an event like FinCon, is all of the contacts I made with my fellow bloggers. And the one thing that most cannot resist is my offer of a guest post for their site.

So this week, I have a guest post being featured at CouponPal one of the top money saving sites on the Internet. My post is on 4 Easy Tips to Save Money on Holiday Travel, and I tried to offer some advice that really helps  me and my family when we take to the road.


Guest Post With Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky is the personal finance expert for the Today show, and was the keynote speaker at the FinCon financial bloggers convention in 2013. Today, my guest post has been featured at her site.

As a big fan of credit card sign up bonuses, I wanted to answer the question, Will Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses Hurt Your Credit Score? Short answer is no, but it makes for an interesting discussion.