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PPP: 025 – New Card + Strategy & Patience

9/3/2018
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 On a recent Sunday afternoon I was attempting to book a train trip from New York to Philadelphia. In the process of doing so, I was offered a sign-up bonus that I could not refuse. I’ve been aware of the card for which the bonus was being offered for some time. However, there never […] More The post PPP: 025 – New Card + Strategy & Patience appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:28:19

PPP: 024 – Credit Card Stacking

8/25/2018
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The goal of the credit card points and miles hobby, is to maximize the rewards earned on every dollar spent. To do that you must first define your goals, otherwise we’ll never know what it means to have maximized your spend. Once you’ve done that, you have to sign up for the correct products. If […] More The post PPP: 024 – Credit Card Stacking appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:28:17

PPP: 023 – Signing up for the Wells Fargo Propel Amex

8/18/2018
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I recently hit the $25k spend requirement on my Delta Platinum Amex to qualify for a 10k MQM and 10k SkyMiles bonus. I got that card when I was traveling a lot for both work and pleasure, exclusively on Delta. These days i’m still traveling, but not with nearly the frequency. When I do travel […] More The post PPP: 023 – Signing up for the Wells Fargo Propel Amex appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:31:28

PPP: 022 – Marriott + SPG Merger Discussion

6/24/2018
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On this episode of the Pursuing Points podcast we discuss the ins and outs of the SPG + Marriott merger. Although news of the merger and its effects has been out for some time, I wanted to wait for some of the dust to settle before giving my takes. Overall things look positive for the […] More The post PPP: 022 – Marriott + SPG Merger Discussion appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:26:56

PPP: 021 – Talking Chase Sapphire Reserve Changes

6/17/2018
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Back in May Chase sent out an email detailing some changes to its Sapphire Reserve product. In the lead-up to the email, forums and Facebook groups alike were rampant with speculation about what the changes would bring. Luckily for us, the changes ended up being rather minor and in my opinion they’re not reason to […] More The post PPP: 021 – Talking Chase Sapphire Reserve Changes appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:25:31

PPP: 020 – Deep Dive on Dining Programs

1/24/2018
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Episode 20 includes a deep dive discussion on all things dining programs. Most people have probably never heard of dining programs, we’re here to change that. By signing up and taking advantage you can earn thousands of points/miles or equivalent cash back every year. The best part about these programs is that they’re free to […] More The post PPP: 020 – Deep Dive on Dining Programs appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:24:10

PPP: 019 – Picking the 5 Best Credit Cards for Millennials

1/17/2018
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On todays show we’re going to take a deep dive on some of the credit cards that I think are best for “millennials”. Im putting it in quotes because its really about five cards that I recommend for anyone who meet the following criteria: Annual fees are a no-go. Things like lounge access and rental […] More The post PPP: 019 – Picking the 5 Best Credit Cards for Millennials appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:32:38

PPP: 018 – SPG Starpoints Goldmine – New Card Alert!

1/10/2018
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On episode 17 of the podcast I detailed how I took three friends to a Phish concert at MSG in a luxury suite, all thanks to SPG Moments. The episode has become one of if not the most popular episodes in the history of the podcast, if you’ve not yet listened id recommend checking it […] More The post PPP: 018 – SPG Starpoints Goldmine – New Card Alert! appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:29:58

PPP: 017 – An SPG Moment to Remember + Plans for 2018

1/2/2018
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Goodbye 2017, hello 2018! Join me for the longest podcast to date as I discuss my plans for 2018, my new job / city, and the BEST redemption i’ve ever made! Myself and 3 friends got to spend the night in a luxury suite at Madison Square Garden for a Phish concert, all thanks to […] More The post PPP: 017 – An SPG Moment to Remember + Plans for 2018 appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:37:38

PPP: 016 – Protecting Your Online Identity

10/14/2017
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Todays episode is not going to focus on points and miles, rather, we’re going to focus on how to protect your online identity. With all of the hacks and breaches that have been happening at various companies over the world, there has never been a better time to take control of your online security. What […] More The post PPP: 016 – Protecting Your Online Identity appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:27:14

PPP: 015 – Signing Up For a New Card On Air!

9/18/2017
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Join me for episode 15 of the Pursuing Points podcast as I discuss my recent travel, recently due annual fees, and cards that I have on my radar. Also, at the end of the show I sign up for a new card on the air! Show Links Bank of America Premium Rewards Credit Card More The post PPP: 015 – Signing Up For a New Card On Air! appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:29:26

PPP: 014 – Answering Quora Questions and Looking at Top Card Offers

7/1/2017
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In episode 14 of the Pursuing Points podcast I sit down to answer a few questions from Quora, as well as a user submitted question. We cover things like: “Why do rich people use credit cards?”, “Why doesn’t Gordon Miller like credit cards?”, “Do I need to use a credit card to improve my credit […] More The post PPP: 014 – Answering Quora Questions and Looking at Top Card Offers appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:29:23

PPP: 013 – Status, Predictions, and More w/ AJ Krow

2/18/2017
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Join me as I speak with AJ Krow of MileageMayhem.com for the second time on the PursuingPoints.com podcast. AJ and I talk about everything from what happened in 2016, what we think will happen in 2017, and all things miles, points, and status. Show Links MileageMayhem.com AJ’s Twitter – @mileagemayhem AJ’s Instagram – @mileagemayhem Marriot/Starwood […] More The post PPP: 013 – Status, Predictions, and More w/ AJ Krow appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:33:36

PPP: 012 – Delta Medallion Choice Benefit Selection & More

1/21/2017
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Join me as I discuss my thought process regarding my Delta Medallion Benefit selection. We’ll also talk about the Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. the Preferred now that the sign-up bonus on the Reserve has dropped to 50,000 points. Show Links Delta Medallion Benefits More The post PPP: 012 – Delta Medallion Choice Benefit Selection & More appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:20:43

PPP: 011 – Credit Card Spring Cleaning

11/30/2016
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In this episode I talk about a letter I received from Chase telling me that a card i’ve had for the last 4 years was being cancelled effective immediately! My first reaction was to fight, but when I thought about it I decided to take a different approach. Come listen as I talk about that […] More The post PPP: 011 – Credit Card Spring Cleaning appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:21:16

PPP: 010 – Applying for the American Express Platinum Card

10/31/2016
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In this episode I apply for the American Express Platinum Card live on the air. Lets just say that the results are a bit more interesting than the time I applied for the Sapphire Reserve on the podcast. Give it a listen and let me know what you think in the comment section below! More The post PPP: 010 – Applying for the American Express Platinum Card appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:20:18

PPP: 009 – Good Cards for Bad Credit and How to Improve Your Credit Score

10/21/2016
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In this episode we take a look at credit scores, how they can be improved, and some of the good cards for bad credit. This episode was inspired by an iTunes review in which the reviewer said “I wish there was more info geared toward different credit ranges.”. Im glad to have received such a […] More The post PPP: 009 – Good Cards for Bad Credit and How to Improve Your Credit Score appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:25:02

PPP: 008 – SightDoing and Travel Planning w/ Becky Pokora

10/4/2016
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After years of traveling as a sightseeing tourist; visiting museums, and taking bus tours, Becky Pokora of TheGirlAndGlobe.com knew she wanted more. She ultimately coined the term SightDoing which she describes as discover the world through real, hands-on experiences that immerse and engage you with the local culture and natural world. In this podcast Becky and I […] More The post PPP: 008 – SightDoing and Travel Planning w/ Becky Pokora appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:31:34

PPP: 007 – Family Travel, Wallet Overview, Sapphire Reserve Mania w/ AJ Krow

9/23/2016
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Join myself and AJ Krow of MileageMayhem.com as we discuss; family travel, whats in AJ’s wallet, elite status, Chase Sapphire Reserve mania and more. AJ is a low volume high quality flier that calls DFW his home airport. He currently has gold status with American and in the episode we discuss what his future with […] More The post PPP: 007 – Family Travel, Wallet Overview, Sapphire Reserve Mania w/ AJ Krow appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:35:59

PPP: 006 – Debunking 5 Common Credit Myths

9/12/2016
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The world of credit is filled with myths and misinformation. If you’re not careful, taking some of this advice at face value can really hold you back when it comes to taking control of your financial life, specifically your credit score and credit card portfolio. In this episode I invite you to join me as […] More The post PPP: 006 – Debunking 5 Common Credit Myths appeared first on Pursuing Points.

Duration:00:20:00