the frugalweds: Credit Card Churning & Travel-Hacking University
We are passionate travelers. If we're not on one of our adventures, we are surely planning (or plotting) our next trip. When we got married, we knew that one of the things we both wanted to do was to scratch that travel itch before we settle down and have beautiful babies together. In the first year we were married, we spent roughly $20,000 travelling! Yikes!
Although we were happy to spend that money because we value our exploring so much, we knew that it wasn't a sustainable lifestyle we could continue - certainly not if we wanted to save, start a family, and plan for retirement! Something had to give, and we were both starting to get used to the idea that our days of travelling the world were over.
Just as we were ready to hang up our travel hats, we were accidentally introduced to the world of credit card churning while researching one of our cards, the Marriott Rewards Premier. Wait, all you have to do is sign up for these credit cards, bank the rewards, and travel the world for free? We were hooked from the very beginning! Over the next several months, we delved into this full force. Every waking moment, lunch time at work, over dinner, while doing laundry - we were doing research like we were getting our PhD on Credit Card Churning. I guess it helps that we both tend to be OCD about stuff we are passionate about.
Then the idea of this blog was born. We wanted to teach others about this great new world that we've discovered. We plan on having more resources to add to this as we move forward. We also want to hear from you - what questions do you have? What ideas do you want to share? We want to create a community and we'd love to meet like-minded travelers, wanderers, and adventurers like ourselves!
If you feel like our blog has been helpful in any way, please check out our Frugal Deals page and use our credit card links. The links help us sustain this blog (which, unfortunately, isn't free to publish online!) While we know we're not going to get rich off the credit card links, every little bit helps to minimize the cost of keeping our blog going.
So are you ready to learn with us?
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