How to fund college savings with a credit card

fund college savings

The New York Times recently published an article about Gift of College rolling out gift cards to stores (initially only in California).  They wrote: Want to Help Pay for a Child’s College? Grab a Gift Card.  Fees for these gift cards are reported to range from “$3.95 to $5.95 depending upon the card’s value”.  The highest value gift card purchasable will be $500, so we can calculate the expected fee as a percentage: $5.95 /…

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End of Year Delta Elite Status Grab

Delta Elite Status

Every year around this time people ask about strategies for earning Delta elite status.  What are the best ways to earn the final elite qualifying miles needed for the next level of status? Background Delta refers to elite members as “Medallion” members, and they offer 4 public levels of status: Silver Medallion, Gold Medallion, Platinum Medallion, and Diamond Medallion.  Each level of Medallion status comes with increasing perks (first class upgrades, fee waivers, upgrade certificates,…

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It’s not too late – Deals still alive as of 10/23/2016

deals still alive

Each week we publish a number of fantastic deals on the blog and in Quick Deals. Most deals don’t last long, but some hang around for awhile. In an effort to keep you up to date, we have gone back through each of the deals posted over the last couple of months to let you know which ones are still active. Deals added during the past week appear in bold. Here are the deals still…

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Multiple Discover Accounts Same Login, 101 Tips, Tricks & Hacks, Chase Annual Fee Policy Change & More!


Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from around the web. Enjoy! This Week Around the Web How to Link Multiple Discover Accounts to the Same Login – You can finally now have all of your Discover bank and credit card accounts under the same login. Shop at Home ShopGold Expiring Soon: Spend Points Now, But Don’t Make This Mistake! – If you used the Shop at Home portal,…

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Necker Island: Delicious Food, Stunning Sunsets, Exotic Animals & More!


Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from Frequent Miler during the week. This week Greg the Frequent Miler has been visiting Richard Branson’s private paradise Necker Island. He has been sharing photos, videos and write-ups about his experiences throughout the week. For additional background on the trip, please see “Considering the 1.2 million mile Necker Island challenge,” and “Days away from Necker Island.” Enjoy! This…

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