Our First Travel Hack: Two Weeks in Greece Using Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

You guys have graciously followed my credit card journey for a year and a half now. You supported me when I departed from the anti-credit card stance that I had long held, learned with me as I adjusted to new ways of maintaining our budget now that almost every purchase was put on credit cards, …

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FIFA World Cup Russia Travel Journal: Day 2

This post is copied from the journal I kept while traveling in Russia with the intention of being able to look back at it years later and be able to remember small, long-since forgotten memories of my first international trip and dream come true.  It is raw and unedited with the exception of changing my …

Debitize: 3 Months Later

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please view my disclosure policy for more information. UPDATE: Sadly, Debitize has been acquired by Trim and will be shut down by 5/26/19. This post is a revisit to Debitize, the free app I downloaded in February that has essentially turned my credit card into a debit card. My original post …

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Being raised in the south, I sometimes forget that sports other than (American) football exist. Therefore, when I woke up that morning on the floor of my friend’s finished basement to the sound of heavily accented commentators and cheering, chanting fans after a sleepover one hot summer night, I was confused. It wasn’t so much …

Moving On to Credit Card #2: Chase Ink Business Preferred

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please view my disclosure policy for more information. Remember my post right before the new year about getting my first credit card since I was 18? So that we could try our hand at travel hacking? And how it was such a major, out-of-our-comfort-zone decision for my debt-averse husband and me? …

Debitizing Our Credit Card – Debitize Signup Process ($10 Bonus Included)

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please view my disclosure policy for more information. UPDATE: Sadly, Debitize has been acquired by Trim and will be shut down by 5/26/19. Yesterday was the first payment due date for my Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. But if you think I patiently waited until yesterday to clear our credit card balance, you’re …