Musings on miles, points, and travel from members of the Saverocity network

Episode 56 – FIRE and Travel Ha...

Ever wonder what FIRE stands for? Or consider how travel hacking may (or may NOT) be contributing to your overall wealth and financial independence? Join Free-quent Flyer and Money Metagame for this special episode dedicated to taking a look at the intersection of early retirement and travel hacking. Recorded 10 May, 2017.

Episode 55 – Dealing with frust...

Trevor and the Joes tackle our brave new world of social media, where every negative interaction on an airplane or otherwise gets filmed. Is this a good or a bad thing? When do you cut airline employees some slack? And how do you deal with the bad ones? Plus, some ranting about the “not a cell phone” ban. Recorded 13 May, 2017.

Episode 54 – Hong Kong, Freddie...

Joe Cheung returns from Hong Kong to regale the boys with tales of…Hong Kong. Joe Cortez and Trevor share their biggest takeaways from the Freddies, and we all continue to lay into the punching bag that is the American Express Platinum Card. Recorded 28 Apr, 2017.

Episode 53 – Taxes for Hobbyist...

Matt, the newly minted tax expert, is back to talk tax implications of reselling, MS, small businesses, and more. He’s got some great advice about deductions, avoiding audits, and minimizing taxes. Lots of great food for thought for anyone trying to figure out how to fit the game into their tax returns (and good reasons to make sure to put it in there!) Recorded 4 Apr, 2017.

Episode 52 – No electronics for...

With Joe Cheung on the DL, Joe Cortez and Trevor talk extensively about the electronics ban. Are we really safer? Why is Turkish Airlines getting the short end? Will this extend to all flights? All this and more – enjoy! Recorded 31 Mar, 2017.

Episode 51 – Premium annual fee...

Episode 51 – Premium annual fee cards and wasted annual fees

We get together to discuss and debate which of the premium cards (Platinum, Prestige, Preferred) most justifies its hefty annual fee. Then it’s confession time: what annual fees do we pay that are a waste of money? Recorded 16 Mar, 2017.

Episode 50 – Singapore, AMEX, a...

We celebrate 50 episodes chatting about Singapore devaluation, AMEX platinum “enhancements”, what to do with all these cheap Europe fares, and reflection on two years of podcast fun. Thanks to all our loyal listeners over the years! Here’s to 50 more. Recorded 2 Mar, 2017.

Episode 49 – Family travel fail...

Shawn Coomer from Miles to Memories is back and we’re talking family travel fails & conflicts, various trips we’ve been on, how your kids can break your heart, and more! Recorded 20 Feb, 2017.

Episode 48 – Hilton Honors and ...

Thanks to the Hilton Honors news, we discuss whether eliminating award charts is really all that bad. Then we discuss whether politics has any place in the blogosphere. If you are sick of hearing about that kind of stuff feel free to tune out at 31:43. Recorded 2 Feb, 2017.

Episode 47 – Touring Plans̵...

We speak to Len Testa, founder of Touring Plans, a travel hacker of another sort. We talk about how Len turned his graduate thesis into a study of lines (and how to avoid them) at Walt Disney World before moving into practical tips for saving money on trips to the parks. Food for thought, even if you aren’t a Disney fan. Recorded 26 Jan, 2017.