Chase Sapphire Reserve Upgrade

I am a big proponent of starting your Travel Hacking journey with a Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card.  One reason is the value of the sign up bonus which is currently 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points worth a minimum of $750 at 1.25 cents per point.  The annual fee is $95 and there are many […]

FICO Credit Score Changes

As a Travel Hacker, I always know my credit score. Recently, I learned of some adjustments to how FICO, Fair Isaac Corporation, will be determining credit scores. Banks and lending institutions use credit scores to evaluate a borrower’s creditworthiness. If you currently don’t know your current credit score, you can sign up for a free […]

Travel Hacking Basic Strategy

Today, we dive back into Travel Hacking basic strategy. It never hurts to refresh our memories on how to get great value from the points and miles we earn from travel rewards credit cards. Goals and Dreams When I started out using credit card points and miles, my first goal was to redeem American Airline […]