The Pursuing Points Podcast: Credit Cards | Points and Miles | Travel

The Pursuing Points Podcast: Credit Cards | Points and Miles | Travel

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An insiders look at all things credit cards, points and miles, travel, and more!
022 – Marriott + SPG Merger Discussion
Jun 24 • 26 min
On this episode of the Pursuing Points podcast we discuss the ins and outs of the SPG + Marriott merger. Although news of the merger and its effects has been out for some time, I wanted to wait for some of the dust to settle before giving my takes.…
021 – Talking Chase Sapphire Reserve Changes
Jun 17 • 25 min
Back in May Chase sent out an email detailing some changes to its Sapphire Reserve product. In the lead-up to the email, forums and Facebook groups alike were rampant with speculation about what the changes would bring. Luckily for us, the changes ended…
020 – Deep Dive on Dining Programs
Jan 24 • 24 min
Episode 20 includes a deep dive discussion on all things dining programs. Most people have probably never heard of dining programs, we’re here to change that. By signing up and taking advantage you can earn thousands of points/miles or equivalent cash…
019 – Picking the 5 Best Credit Cards for Millennials
Jan 17 • 32 min
On todays show we’re going to take a deep dive on some of the credit cards that I think are best for “millennials”. Im putting it in quotes because its really about five cards that I recommend for anyone who meet the following criteria: Annual fees are a…
018 – SPG Starpoints Goldmine – New Card Alert!
Jan 10 • 29 min
On episode 17 of the podcast I detailed how I took three friends to a Phish concert at MSG in a luxury suite, all thanks to SPG Moments. The episode has become one of if not the most popular episodes in the history of the podcast, if you’ve not yet…
017 – An SPG Moment to Remember + Plans for 2018
Jan 2 • 37 min
Goodbye 2017, hello 2018! Join me for the longest podcast to date as I discuss my plans for 2018, my new job / city, and the BEST redemption i’ve ever made! Myself and 3 friends got to spend the night in a luxury suite at Madison Square Garden for a Phish…
016 – Protecting Your Online Identity
Oct 14, 2017 • 27 min
Todays episode is not going to focus on points and miles, rather, we’re going to focus on how to protect your online identity. With all of the hacks and breaches that have been happening at various companies over the world, there has never been a better…
015 – Signing Up For a New Card On Air!
Sep 18, 2017 • 29 min
Join me for episode 15 of the Pursuing Points podcast as I discuss my recent travel, recently due annual fees, and cards that I have on my radar. Also, at the end of the show I sign up for a new card on the air! Show Links Bank of America Premium Rewards…
014 – Answering Quora Questions and Looking at Top Card Offers
Jul 1, 2017 • 29 min
In episode 14 of the Pursuing Points podcast I sit down to answer a few questions from Quora, as well as a user submitted question. We cover things like: “Why do rich people use credit cards?”, “Why doesn’t Gordon Miller like credit cards?”, “Do I need to…
013 – Status, Predictions, and More w/ AJ Krow
Feb 18, 2017 • 33 min
Join me as I speak with AJ Krow of MileageMayhem.com for the second time on the PursuingPoints.com podcast. AJ and I talk about everything from what happened in 2016, what we think will happen in 2017, and all things miles, points, and status. Show Links…
012 – Delta Medallion Choice Benefit Selection & More
Jan 21, 2017 • 20 min
Join me as I discuss my thought process regarding my Delta Medallion Benefit selection. We’ll also talk about the Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. the Preferred now that the sign-up bonus on the Reserve has dropped to 50,000 points. Show Links Delta Medallion…
011 – Credit Card Spring Cleaning
Nov 30, 2016 • 21 min
In this episode I talk about a letter I received from Chase telling me that a card i’ve had for the last 4 years was being cancelled effective immediately! My first reaction was to fight, but when I thought about it I decided to take a different approach.…
010 – Applying for the American Express Platinum Card
Oct 31, 2016 • 20 min
In this episode I apply for the American Express Platinum Card live on the air. Lets just say that the results are a bit more interesting than the time I applied for the Sapphire Reserve on the podcast. Give it a listen and let me know what you think in…
009 – Good Cards for Bad Credit and How to Improve Your Credit Score
Oct 21, 2016 • 25 min
In this episode we take a look at credit scores, how they can be improved, and some of the good cards for bad credit. This episode was inspired by an iTunes review in which the reviewer said “I wish there was more info geared toward different credit…
008 – SightDoing and Travel Planning w/ Becky Pokora
Oct 4, 2016 • 31 min
After years of traveling as a sightseeing tourist; visiting museums, and taking bus tours, Becky Pokora of TheGirlAndGlobe.com knew she wanted more. She ultimately coined the term SightDoing which she describes as discover the world through real, hands-on…
007 – Family Travel, Wallet Overview, Sapphire Reserve Mania w/ AJ Krow
Sep 23, 2016 • 35 min
Join myself and AJ Krow of MileageMayhem.com as we discuss; family travel, whats in AJ’s wallet, elite status, Chase Sapphire Reserve mania and more. AJ is a low volume high quality flier that calls DFW his home airport. He currently has gold status with…
006 – Debunking 5 Common Credit Myths
Sep 12, 2016 • 20 min
The world of credit is filled with myths and misinformation. If you’re not careful, taking some of this advice at face value can really hold you back when it comes to taking control of your financial life, specifically your credit score and credit card…
005 – Personal travel, remote work, and 30k.com with Rui Bom
Sep 5, 2016 • 31 min
Meeting and talking with folks that you might not otherwise get the chance to interact with is one of the reasons I so thoroughly enjoy having a podcast. On todays episode I am joined by the Chief Marketing Officer for 30k.com, Rui Bom. As a co-founder of…
004 – Explaining Delta Elite Status to my Friend Tony
Sep 4, 2016 • 34 min
My friend Tony doesn’t travel that much, and his main rewards card is the Bank of America 3-2-1 cash rewards card. After listening to the first Pursuing Points Podcast episode Tony messaged me and said “Great job, kind of confusing for a beginner though,…
003 – Whats in my Wallet?
Sep 3, 2016 • 31 min
Building off of the success of our last episode, this episode focuses on the 11 credit cards that I currently have in my wallet. In recent blog posts i’ve talked about doing a credit card inventory every so often to decide which cards are worth keeping…
002 – Applying for the Chase Sapphire Reserve w/ Michael Fabiano
Aug 28, 2016 • 30 min
Welcome to the 2nd ever episode of the Pursuing Points Podcast. In this episode I am joined by my good friend and fellow credit card aficionado Michael Fabiano. In the episode Michael and I talk about the cards he has in his wallet, his history of…
001 – Earning Delta Gold Medallion Status
Aug 25, 2016 • 20 min
Welcome to the first ever PursuingPoints.com Podcast! In this episode I talk about earning Delta Gold Medallion status as well as touch on plans for future podcasts. The episode is right around 20 minutes in length and I really hope you enjoy it! The plan…