Episode Description

Wherein we discuss how miles and points fit into the big picture of our overall finances, hypothesize about biggest threats to the game, and reflect on why we write. Featuring Big Boss himself, Matt F. Saverocity! Plus, you’ll never guess who hoards AA miles. Recorded 31 July, 2015.

Episode Notes

Matt joins us for a high level (well, for us) discussion about how miles and points fit into the big picture of our overall finances. After Trevor and Matt reflect on Reselling DO and Cancun respectively, we dive into our thoughts on how miles and points fit into our finances and the challenges of keeping it all straight. Hamster wheels are discussed. We then touch upon big wins and little wins (and how the latter can be so tempting) before finishing up with an extended discussion about opportunity costs (poorly!)

Our reader question leads us to share about why we all write, before we hit the Last Word featuring – what else – our thoughts on the publicity that the You Know What has been receiving lately (I like to call it The Obsession), the biggest threats to the You Know What, status worth chasing, and things we like to cook. We also find out the “best” type of question to ask Matt.

Lots of fun to record this one, hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Episode Corrections

I of course misspoke about the Disney travel agents. It’s Mouse Fan Travel, not Mousesavers (although you should sign up for the Mousesavers newsletter too!).

Music: “She” by Pluto