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Greg’s credit card cuts, stitching awards together, Marriott elite plans and more

Which of Greg’s credit cards should get the boot in order to make room for the one keeper card he doesn’t have? Find out if you agree with my answer, hear about how to mitigate risk when stitching together a value-priced award, and hear us out on our 2020 Marriott plans on this week’s Frequent Miler on the Air. We also talk about the latest method to bypass 5/24 and a credit card that got…

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AA shutdowns, how we cause devaluations, college credit cards, and an unfortunate glitch

This week’s Frequent Miler on the Air broadcast is a bit unique: due to a technical glitch, our audio recording got cut off just over half way through. Therefore, if you download the podcast form this week, you’ll hear about 2/3 of the topics originally discussed. That is to say that in the podcast below, we talk about AA shut downs, the cause of program devaluations, and whether Greg is doing more harm than good in…

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Are AA’s web specials and Hyatt’s re-val good news or bad? Is Kiva dead to us? All that and more.

This week in our Frequent Miler on the Air broadcast, we discuss recent changes at American Airlines and Hyatt that Nick views as devalutations (that may be bigger than initially announced). Greg, on the other hand, argues why the changes may present some opportunities for great value. Do you see the glass as half full or half empty? Also, are we done with Kiva? Those topics and more here and below. FM on the Air…

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Easy money, easy elite nights, earning more rewards and more

In this week’s reader feedback section, we address what there’s left to say about that Mint coin deal and we talk easy ways for you to pick up more credit card spend without picking up debt. We also touch on the easy money you’re (probably) leaving on the table from the banks and why you should be motivated to go after more of it. That and more in our weekly Frequent Miler on the Air…

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Causing controversy unexpectedly, managing your credit card portfolio, and more

This week’s “reader feedback” segment leads to a fun experiment for our sound engineer and statistical analyst before we move on to discuss that controversial Chase post and why we published it. Then it’s a long chat about managing your credit card portfolio: opening new cards is the easy part, but deciding which ones to keep (or perhaps which ones to open as intermediaries to get to the cards you want) can present some more…

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Does the Amex war change our behavior? Is that $8K/ night Marriott really bad news or good? Those topics and more.

Are the lost benefits on the Business Platinum really a bad thing? Will the war on gaming change Greg’s Delta Diamond destiny? Was I overly pessimistic in my assessment of that new $8K-per-night Marriott? What does Greg wish he did instead with the time he spent analyzing what to do with his CNB points? See us discuss those key questions and more in this week’s Frequent Miler on the Air broadcast (or download it in podcast…

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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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