Stuff I Love: This Credit Card Has Incredible Miles Bonus

First, a little inside information for you. Just about every website that talks about credit cards is getting an affiliate fee when you sign up. They get between $50-200 in their pocket for each person who signs up. It’s a great business model for them, but you, the consumer, don’t know if they are really recommending the best card or fudging a bit because they want to get the fee. No need for that doubt here. The Miles Husband and

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Dear Miles Husband: Do I Have Enough Miles To Go On My Dream Trip?

Each week, Miles Husband answers one question from a newsletter subscriber, since chances are other folks can learn from one person’s question. This week’s question is from Patrice: “If I am booking a flight to Europe on American Airlines can I combine American airline miles and Alaskan miles to book one flight?  Or would you use another airline to fly to Denmark?” Asking a question of Miles Husband is like turning on a computer, this was his initial answer to

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Craziest Thing Miles Husband Has Done Chasing Miles And Points

If you’re looking for an uplifting book, written in really short chapters, please check out Daryn’s new book, “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.” How crazy is this game chasing miles and points? It starts with a simple, “Hmmmm? Can this be for real?” Then goes to applying for a credit card that brings great bonuses. Then, you start noticing different promotions. Before you know it,

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“The List TV” Features Our Crazy Frequent Flyer Hobby: Husband’s National Media Debut

So, we get a Facebook message from the folks at, “The List,” a syndicated television show. “Can we talk to you about this crazy thing you guys do–collecting frequent flyer miles without flying and cashing those miles and points to take outrageous trips around the world?” “Sure!” we said. Beyond thrilled with the way host Jimmy Rhoades and his team took our slew of photos, Mad Scientist Miles Husband’s technical information and turned it into this great piece. If you’re intrigued

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Frequent Flyer Miles Game: Getting Started

So, you’ve seen how  Miles Husband has been able to create amazing international trips by collecting frequent flyer miles without flying. Here is our most recent over-the-top adventure. “Sign me up!” you say. Or “This has to be too good to be true.” Well, yes, and no. It is indeed possible. In the last few years we’ve collected about nine million miles by spending the money we would spend anyway to keep our family of four going.  Trust me, we

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Daryn’s New Book, “Hope Possible!” Is Here!

I’m so excited that my new book, “Hope Possible” is here! The full title is, “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing A Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.” Here’s a peek at what it says on the back cover: From your TV screen, Daryn Kagan looked like she had her dream job.   As a news anchor for CNN, she had a front row seat to the world’s biggest breaking news

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The CRAZY, Never-Before-Seen Thing I Saw On Our Family Trip To Africa

8,342 miles. Three plane rides. 29 hours of travel. What a trip. To see the sights of South Africa. Elephant, hippos, rhinos! Come on over and I’ll be happy to inundate you with our family’s vacation photos and videos. None comes close to the most remarkable thing I witnessed on this adventure with my husband and two kids. After all, How do you prepare a teenager they are about to enter a world they’ve never experienced? A desert. A nightmare,

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Is The World Too Scary To Travel? What To Do?

This is the trip that almost wasn’t. And by trip, I mean trip of a lifetime. Husband, aka, Mad Scientist Miles Man has done it again. Figured out a way we can take our two girls to Africa for Christmas. Yeah, Africa. Land of elephants, lions, and hippos. Home of Nelson Mandela. Husband figured out a way a few months ago with his miles magic he could make this happen for $100 bucks a person. I’m not kidding. For four

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Your Home Improvement Project Can Earn You Frequent Flyer Miles

You’re finally getting around to that home improvement project–new roof, gutting a bathroom, new furniture. Your house is going to look so much better, but you hate spending that money. There goes any travel budget. Right? What if that money you’re spending on your house could earn you miles toward free travel, even free luxury travel? That’s how things work around here with Mad Scientist Miles Husband. We finally are getting around to having our house painted. MSMH came up

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Husband Makes 50,000 Airline Miles Just By Taking Me To Lunch

Welcome to my world where Mad Scientist Miles Husband figures out a way to earn airline miles without flying. It’s kind of like living with a crazy genius. Sunday, he invites me for a midday date. I thought it was about picking out new colors to paint our house and getting some lunch. We’re just a block away from our house when he announces, “We’re going to earn 50,000 miles just by going to lunch!” (insert giddy, delighted with himself

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