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The Southwest Companion Pass

The Southwest Companion Pass

One of the major challenges for families who move away from home (including military families) is living away from parents, siblings, and close relatives. It can be incredibly frustrating trying to figure out how you’re going to pay for a family vacation when you feel like you have to go home to visit family every year. And even worse is trying to choose between the two. That is one of the major advantages of using credit card rewards, or travel…

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How to start Travel Hacking today!

How to start Travel Hacking today!

Perhaps one of the most fun money saving strategies I’ve found from the financial independence community is “travel hacking.” Travel hacking is the process of using credit card incentives to pay for a portion or all of the cost of travel to include airfare, lodging, and sometimes even attractions. My first glimpse into this strategy came from a family member who is completely outside the FI community. I learned that he was able to score tickets to Europe using the…

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