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How to Pick the Right Frequent Flyer Program for You

Map Happy | Posted 12.10.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Most people just sign up on the airline that they fly on. That's probably the worst thing most people can do. Airlines rely on this kind of naïveté,...

Mortgage Points: A Powerful Option That Is Often Neglected

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 05.25.2015 | Money
Jack M. Guttentag

Points are a unique feature of the US system; to my knowledge they are found nowhere else in the world. They offer borrowers a way to tailor the terms of the mortgage to their individual needs.

Is It Time To Regulate Frequent Flier Programs? (POLL)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Peter Bauer is mad. His wife, Susan, a loyal United Mileage Plus member, can't seem to redeem her hard-earned points for what she'd been promised: "free" flights -- or "free" anything, for that matter.

The Death Of Travel Industry Loyalty

Paul Brady | Posted 01.25.2013 | Travel
Paul Brady

You need an accountant to manage your miles.

The Time Is Ripe For A New Card

Posted 03.26.2012 | Money

If you've got money to spend, the time is ripe to look into getting a new credit card. Card companies like Chase, Citi and Capital One are throwing...

Why Your Frequent Flier Miles May Soon Vanish

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.05.2012 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

While consumers are dutifully stacking miles and points, the airlines may be counting on those "rewards" going bad before customers can cash in.

Bulk Up Your Credit

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roseanne Colletti

On the Weight Watcher diet program, the fewer points you rack up the better. Not so on your FICO score where the objective is to gain as many points as possible.