I’ve been reading about travel hacking since before I began this blog, but hadn’t put any of my knowledge into practice until about two weeks ago. And it’s all because of a mistake I made recently. Continue reading “Adventures in (kinda, sorta) travel hacking”
June 2018: thank goodness I’ve finally reached that minimum spend!
Anyone else notice how when I have spendy months I avoid writing this post until much later in the month? Ahem, anyway. Continue reading “June 2018: thank goodness I’ve finally reached that minimum spend!”
Looking ahead to debt-free life
It’s happened, friends. The credit card debt is GONE. I don’t yet have a zero balance screenshot for posterity but it’s going to happen. Soon. Yes, I am side-eyeing all of my various financial institutions collectively because I see them making sure charges get posted to my credit cards way sooner than it takes for my payments to get sent over.
Anyway. The fact remains that IT’S GONE! ?
ETA: I spoke too soon!
LOOK WHAT HAPPENED THIS MORNING!!!
That’s better than a zero balance: that’s a credit of $4.50! #consumerdebtfree pic.twitter.com/5qUmRqEDoG
— Erin | Reaching for FI (@reachingforfi) February 27, 2018
I’m not completely debt-free yet, but all of a sudden that day seems so much closer. After the extra $350 I just sent over to my student loans last week, I’m sitting on about $800 left on those. Continue reading “Looking ahead to debt-free life”
I got a part-time job. Yay! Yay?
Yep, I just picked up a part-time job. An official one that for now looks like it’ll be happening fairly regularly.
I’ve got mixed feelings about it, so let’s just jump right in, shall we? Continue reading “I got a part-time job. Yay! Yay?”
September 2017: hiking, meetups, and a few surprises
I thought this spending report was going to be short and sweet, essentially “I went hiking a bunch of times this month, here’s a pretty picture and then some numbers,” but oh no, there’s a lot that happened in September. Continue reading “September 2017: hiking, meetups, and a few surprises”
How I got a credit card sign-up bonus without bankrupting myself
I realized last year that my first credit card (and my only one aside from the Old Navy credit card I’d close if it didn’t have a ridiculously large line of credit for something like $7,000 which would greatly negatively affect my overall ratio of available credit if I got rid of it) was one I’d gotten in college and really wasn’t doing much for me anymore, so I got a cash back card. Who doesn’t like cash back, right? However, this year I’ve been reading about travel hacking and have always idly been considering a credit card that would get me travel rewards. Continue reading “How I got a credit card sign-up bonus without bankrupting myself”