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Free Coffee While Being Generous

Free Coffee While Being Generous

Free Coffee Yes, it’s possible to donate money to worthy causes and receive free coffee at the same time.  I know that donations are normally altruistic and all, but hey, if I can get a little kick-back on the side…

Spring Break Cruise ’16

Spring Break Cruise ’16

  The Planning Begins Our spring break cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) has come and gone and, unfortunately, the cruise itself has done nothing to change my previous review of that company.  NCL is quite simply the worst cruise…

10,000 Hawaiian Airlines Bonus Miles

10,000 Hawaiian Airlines Bonus Miles

In the past I haven’t really posted too many point or mile promotions as I figured most received them or found them online, but recently I found out that I am probably wrong in this line of thinking.  I was informed…

Cruising with Points

Cruising with Points

One area of travel that does not seem to have many loyalty point options is cruising.  My wife and I are currently looking to sail next year (which will be our eight) so we are beginning our search now for a…

Spring Break In Hawaii at 65% Off

Spring Break In Hawaii at 65% Off

Our Spring Break in Hawaii went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time. Now it’s time to round-up all the numbers and see what the trip would have cost and what we were able to save by using…

Key West Getaways for $66

Key West Getaways for $66

Enjoy Affordable Key West Getaways by Jon Mohatt, aka Travel Brainstorm As I mentioned in my last post I am in the process of retiring from the Air Force, so to celebrate, my wife Courtney and I wanted to spend a…

Steps to Create a Budget and Maximize Reward Points

Steps to Create a Budget and Maximize Reward Points

Steps to Create a Budget and Pay Off Credit Cards By Jon Mohatt Why do I (we) need a budget? In my previous blog, Why Dave Ramsey is Wrong and Costing you Money, I pointed out the importance of paying…

Why Dave Ramsey is Wrong and Costing you Money – Using Reward Credit Cards

Why Dave Ramsey is Wrong and Costing you Money – Using Reward Credit Cards

Could Dave Ramsey Actually be Wrong About Reward Credit Cards? By Jon Mohatt Ok, now that I have your attention I have to admit that in general I agree with Dave Ramsey in almost everything he says in regards to…

Why I’m Staying Hooked on Points

Why I’m Staying Hooked on Points

Staying Hooked on Points by Jon Mohatt Hello and welcome to my first blog post of 2014, Happy New Year!  I wish each and every one of you all the best in 2014! If you recall in my last post,…

Travel for Less Beginner Series: Step VI – Final Tips and Tricks

Final Tips and Tricks by Jon Mohatt We’ve now come to the end of the travel for less beginner series.  I hope it has been helpful and rewarding.  I thought I would wrap up by sharing a few final tips…