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Luxury Trip For 3 To Hawaii For $500

Stay free in Kauai

  The first time I went to Hawaii, I was a young pup just out of school. At that time of my life, sleeping on a floor surrounded by 5 other people was no big deal. Needless to say, it wasn’t a luxury trip. The second time I went to Hawaii, Jim and I had only been married a couple of years and we were in the process of running up $30,000 in credit card debt. We put the whole trip on credit and probably spent around $5000. My third trip to Hawaii will happen this summer. Our family of three is leaving the mountains for the ocean, and we are going luxury all the way. Since we don’t do credit card debt anymore, and we are now very careful with our money, how are we going to hula our way across the Pacific on the cheap? Miles and points, my new favorite currency! We are taking a luxury trip to Hawaii for just over $500. As a disclaimer, I know many of my readers don’t use credit cards because of bad experiences in the past or because they are trying to shovel their way out of debt. I get ...

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My New Obsession, Credit Card Rewards

For almost two years, one of my obsessions was paying off consumer and student loan debt. While that goal seemed practically impossible back then, once we got rolling, it was like an avalanche after a three foot snow storm. Nothing was getting in the way of paying off those debts. While I never tracked anything while we were racking up the bills, I was obsessed with tracking the payoff balance and finding new ways to come up with more money to get out of debt. Now that the last of our student loans were paid off in April, I have nothing left to track. You’d think I would channel that energy into something like studying a new language or leaning how to use code on this blog, but nope, I’ve found a new obsession: credit card reward points and bonus offers. This isn’t a totally new area for me. My business has always had at least one credit card for some of our lab vendors who require one. By default, I earned points every year, which I usually traded for cash back or gift cards. I’ve tended not to apply for new credit cards in the past. For our personal ...

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