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Buying a car: Used or new? Miles, money, or both?

Sooner or later, most of us face the prospect of needing a new set of wheels. That time has come for me — and so I’ve been trying to figure out the most advantageous play for getting the vehicle we want for the most attractive net cost. I’m not sure that I’ve come to a firm conclusion yet, so I figured I’d lay out my thought process and ask for reader input on the best…

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From Sapphire Preferred to Freedom Unlimited, No Waiting

On Saturday morning I published “Freedom Unlimited plan thwarted.”  Since I now have the top-end Sapphire Reserve card, I wanted to downgrade my Sapphire Preferred to Freedom Unlimited.  This way, I could continue to earn 3X travel & dining with my Sapphire Reserve card, 5X office supplies, cable, internet & phone, and 2X gas, with my Ink Plus card, 5X on rotating categories with my two Freedom cards, and 1.5X everywhere else with the Freedom…

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Freedom Unlimited plan thwarted

FU Sapphire Reserve

Ever since signing up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, I’ve planned to downgrade my Sapphire Preferred to a Freedom Unlimited card.  The former gives 3X for dining and travel, whereas the FU (Freedom Unlimited) offers 1.5X everywhere. And points can be transferred to the Sapphire Reserve to make them more valuable.  See: FU Sapphire Reserve: Better combos exist. I first called Chase to downgrade my Sapphire Preferred immediately after signing up for the Sapphire…

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Freedom vs. Freedom Unlimited

Freedom Unlimited

Last year, I detailed my plan for increasing my Chase Ultimate Rewards point balance.  The reason for focusing on Ultimate Rewards?  I’m a huge fan of transferable points programs, especially Ultimate Rewards.  Chase has several very useful transfer partners, but the one I transfer to the most, by far, is Hyatt.  By keeping a large Ultimate Rewards point balance, awesome hotel stays are always easy to secure. Examples of great Hyatt stays (in which I…

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Chase Freedom Unlimited assumptions and analysis

Chase Freedom Unlimited

UPDATE: The Points Guy has learned more from Chase.  All of the assumptions in this post appear to be true!  Chase Freedom Unlimited will coexist with the original Freedom card; It will have no annual fee; and it will earn Ultimate Rewards points. Over the weekend, Angelina Travels revealed what appears to be a new credit card from Chase: Chase Freedom Unlimited.  Supposedly this new card will be introduced sometime in March (i.e. soon!). Click…

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