Sept. 7, 2022

Credit Cards Points and Miles Q&A (Best Cards, Top Bonuses, Earning on a Budget, Points Apps and More)

#76: Host Chris Hutchins tackles questions all about credit cards, points and miles. From his favorite credit cards (and two card combos) to racking up points on a small budget, preventing points from expiring, redeeming points, tools and services to manage your points, and what happens to your points when you die. 

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Full Show Notes

Q: Best Credit Cards [2:45]

  • Chase [4:07]
  • Citi and CapitalOne [6:39]
  • Amex [9:18]

Q: Accruing points in one place [10:23]

Q: Best Signup Bonuses [11:25]

Q: Best card for visiting kid in college [16:55 ]

Q: Cards for big upcoming expenses [18:29]

Q: Best Family Card [21:08]

Q: Best Business Cards [21:43]

Q: Using authorized users to build credit [23:41]

Q: How to meet minimum spend requirements [25:21]

Q: Earning miles on foreign carrier [28:13]

Q: How do you earn so many points? [29:05]

Q: Do points expire? [31:52]

Q: What happens to your points if you die? [36:56]

Q: Utilizing points for a large group  [40:14]

Q: Best transfer partners [42:55]

Q: What’s your points tool stack? [44:01]

Q: How far in advance do you book to get the best deal? [47:54]

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