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Why tune in to FM, expanding earning, which cards are trending, and more

This week in Frequent Miler on the Air, we revisit reader reviews of our new podcast, talk about whether Greg jumped on what was otherwise known as the credit card deal of the year: that waived-fee Aspire deal (and why he did or didn’t), how likely we are to choose AIrBnB after the article and more. Turn on, tune in, and chill out with us as we discuss miles and points in our weekly video…

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A CNB exit plan, a no-brainer that requires thought, 5K awards down under, and more.

On this week’s Frequent Miler on the air, listen in as Greg and Nick discuss what you need to consider for your CNB exit plan, which card is a no-brainer for most (and why it’s not for Greg), 5,000-mile award tickets to New Zealand and more. We kick off this week’s broadcast discussing feedback from one reader who thought that we talked too much about the SoFi Money deal last week (which, amazingly, is still going…

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Deal of the year, cheap MS, waking up a snoozer and more

In this week’s FM on the Air, Greg and I talk for about 20 minutes before we tell you to stop watching. No, it’s not because we don’t want you to watch — it’s because the possible deal of the year is going on and it’s that good. If you haven’t yet signed up for a SoFi Money account, you should stop reading after this sentence, scroll down to the post about it, read it, and…

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Polls are open through Sunday: Vote for #40KFaraway champ

It’s on: you have until Sunday evening 10pm ET to vote for the winner of the 40K to Far Away competition. Win, lose, or draw I think I speak for all three of us when I say that this competition and the engagement with readers has been a blast. I find myself actively excited to read each comment that comes in — be it compliment, constructive criticism, or contrary viewpoint. For those who have enjoyed the…

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Bitten by the other travel bug, #40KFaraway crunch time prep, and more

This week we welcomed Stephen Pepper on the live broadcast and he kicked off our discussion with what happens when you find bed bugs in your hotel room at 3am. Or in the case of the Marriott property where he was staying, what doesn’t happen. Also: mere days away from #40KFaraway launch, find out how we’re fine-tuning plans at crunch time and more. FM on the Air Podcast For those who would rather listen during the…

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Will Citi really satisfy? Did Denali prep Greg for #40K? Our takes and more.

On this week’s Frequent Miler on the Air broadcast, we talk takeaways from Greg’s training-wheels-trip to Denali to test his plans for #40KFaraway. We also discuss how Citi may (or may not) make itself relevant again on Monday and whether or not it’ll earn a spot in our wallets (and a slot against our 5/24 counts). If you missed it, see all that and more below: FM on the Air Podcast For those who would…

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Maximizing plans, minimizing costs, a new sweet spot and more

Greg and I discuss the terrific resources he added to the site this week, a sweet spot we’re excited about, and which miles Greg would buy speculatively and why in this week’s Frequent Miler on the Air broadcast. Check it out here: FM on the Air Podcast For those who would rather listen during the morning commute or while you’re working, the audio of our weekly Facebook Live broadcast is also available for download as…

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Hunting for value, giving it all to Google, a slice of paradise and more

Do you have a lot of Emirates Skywards miles? Of course you do — since they are an Amex transfer partner, Capital One transfer partner, and now a Chase transfer partner, watch this week’s Frequent Miler on the Air broadcast where we discuss the scenarios in which you could score a win with Emirates. Also: have we given too much to Google? What new offer has us excited? Those answers and a pop quiz in…

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Hacking vacation packages, debating Hawaii, and more

This week Nick is vacationing in Bora Bora.  On our weekly FM on the Air, he compares the Conrad to the St Regis Bora Bora.  Which is better?  He also talks pros and cons of Hawaii vs. Bora Bora.  Next, we talked vacation packages and shared tips for getting the most out of them.  Finally, I talked live with a Delta Vacations rep to find out if the SkyMiles deal of the year has been…

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