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Top 5 Frequent Flyer Programs for Domestic Flying

There are so many frequent flyer programs out there, and determining which programs to earn miles in can be a challenge. Each program has it’s own strengths and weaknesses, both when it comes to earning miles, redeeming them and more. Fortunately, you don’t need to do all of the research to determine which miles are best for you. Below we will go into detail about the top five frequent flyer programs for flights within the US and what makes these programs the best so you can decide which program is right for you.

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10 Reasons to Book Flights Using Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

Those who hold a Chase Ultimate Rewards-earning credit card know the value of these precious rewards points. The flexibility to transfer the points to partner hotel and airline loyalty programs allows you to book free hotel nights and airline award tickets. However, you can also redeem points to book travel directly on the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal. There are several travel redemption options available including booking hotels, cruises, rental cars, and activities, however, one redemption you should consider for your Chase Ultimate Rewards points (UR points) is to book your flights on the Chase travel portal. Here’s why.

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How Millennials Can Strike Financial Gold

Nowadays,millennials are often the brunt of jokes and sometimes even personal scorn. However, like any other generation, not all Millennials fit the stereotype. Some strive for financial success.

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How to Fly to Southeast Asia in Business Class for the Least Amount of Credit Card Spend

Southeast Asia has some of the world’s best travel destinations and most beautiful beaches. There are also many countries where the cost of living is much lower than in the US, so you can get a lot more bang for your travel buck. Unfortunately, getting to Asia in comfort for a reasonable price can be a challenge.

Flights from the US to Southeast Asia involve around 20 hours of flight time, depending on your precise departure and destination points. Flying that long in economy can be excruciatingly painful, especially for taller people. Making matters worse, the Southeast Asia zone in most airline award charts is typically one of the top two most expensive (along with Australia/New Zealand) when departing from the US.

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Swapalease: The Largest Automotive Lease Marketplace

Are you looking for a new car that has the latest technology? Need a vehicle with a little more pizazz but want a short-term commitment and not a lot of paperwork hassle or money down? Or do you have a lease that you would like to get out of? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then Swapalease may be the right option for you. RewardExpert spoke with Scot Hall, Swapalease’s executive vice president of operations, about why getting in or out of a lease through Swapalease can save time and money.

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5 Destinations You Might Not Know You Can Visit Without a Visa

If a country requires an expensive visa, you may hesitate to add it to your travel list. Places like Russia, China, and even portions of Eastern Europe for instance, would likely never be considered for a short trip if you must incur the cost and invest the time needed to secure a visa in advance. There are, however, several countries that allow visa-free visits, many of which you might not be aware. Here are five countries you can visit visa free that you might not have been able to in the not-so-distant past.

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American Zodiac vs. Iberia Solstice Business Class Seats Comparison

Business Class Seat Comparison

People like to grumble about the bygone era of generous seats, lots of legroom, amazing catering, and people dressing up for the occasion as if they were going to the opera. These are understandable sentiments, but the truth is, the bygone era didn’t have lie-flat seats. And it wasn’t even possible back then to redeem a ticket for miles, considering that modern frequent-flyer programs only date back to the 80s.

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The Zebra: An Online Car Insurance Marketplace

Do you find it frustrating to find comparable car insurance rates? Are you tired of scouring through dozens of websites trying to find the best options? Do you feel like you’re paying too much for car insurance? If you’re seeking a clear cut, black and white option of viewing quotes in an efficient and cost-effective way, look no further than The Zebra.

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How to Navigate the World of Points and Miles as a Couple

Credit card rewards are a great tool for travelers who want to score a free vacation, and the only thing better than one sign-up bonus is two. Navigating the world of points and miles as a couple can be twice as rewarding, but also twice as complicated. Let’s take a closer look at some of the pros and cons of playing the credit card game in two-player mode.

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Trade with Confidence with eToro

Social trading and investing platform eToro represents more than six million registered members from 140 countries, revolutionizing the way people access financial markets.

The company makes the trading experience more social, enjoyable and transparent by offering FX, commodities, indices, CFD stocks, ETFs and cryptocurrencies. David Berg, eToro’s UK regional manager, talked with RewardExpert about how traders are in more control than ever.

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The Ultimate Guide to Get Free Cell Phone Insurance With Your Credit Card

Free Cell Phone Insurance

You may be aware of some of the cardholder perks that come with many premium credit cards, such as rental car insurance and lost baggage coverage. But did you know that some cards will reimburse you if your cell phone is stolen or damaged?

This coverage isn’t common, but some big issuers, such as Capital One, Chase, Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank, have cards with some sort of cell phone protections. It may be worth getting one of those cards just to protect your phone. I know I’ve dropped, sat on, cracked or otherwise damaged many smartphones over the years.

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What You Do While on Vacation Could Cost You Your Job

If you’ve paid any attention to advertising in the last 15 years, you’re probably familiar with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority slogan “What Happens Here, Stays Here.” Not only did the phrase drive millions of fun-seekers to Sin City, it also inspired a movie trilogy. Too bad it’s often wrong. Depending on federal and state laws, as well as your employer’s policies, your conduct while on vacation—or even just after hours—could have a direct effect on your job.

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Travel Guide for the Hearing Impaired

There’s no reason that being deaf or hard of hearing should prevent anyone from traveling. While it can offer its own challenges, nothing compares to sunning on an exotic beach, exploring a world-class museum or strolling through a quaint village. A little preparation and planning in advance can help make any trip—be it by plane, train, bus or boat—stress-free and fun.

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Go Meatless on Mondays for Your Health, Wallet and the Environment

According to data from RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness, American consumption of animal protein increased five percent per capita in 2015. Individuals in the U.S. consumed nearly 271 pounds of meat that year—more per person than almost any other country on the planet—and RaboResearch scientists project U.S. protein production will continue to grow 2.5 percent per year through 2018.

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Join, Save and Smile with DentalPlans.com

Do you have dental coverage? Do you think it’s not necessary or too pricey? Do you believe that it’s not something you need to worry about? One trip to the dentist could cost you your entire paycheck and then some if you have to have an emergency procedure done right away. Oftentimes individuals have the mindset that nothing will happen to them – that is, until it does. DentalPlans.com offers more than just dental savings plans. It provides peace of mind to members, by a company that cares – all at an affordable price.

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Four Ways to Save on Foreign Transactions While Traveling

How to Save on Foreign Transactions While Traveling

Your trip is booked, your bags are packed, and you’re ready to go. Chances are the last thing on your mind is how you’re going to save money on currency conversion fees, securing pocket cash and on your foreign purchases.

These expenses can add up though and without some upfront planning, you’ll return from your holiday with a bank or credit card statement full of fees. Minimal time invested before you go can result in reducing transaction fees, avoiding overcharges for foreign travel expenses and even earning rewards while you’re traveling.

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Work in the Cloud with Memset

Nowadays, everything is in the cloud. Some companies saw that tech trend long ago.

Hosting service provider Memset provides Cloud VPS and dedicated server solutions in secure environments. In the past two years it has developed Cloud IaaS, which is powered by OpenStack and utilizes OpenSource technology. It’s a pay-as-you-go solution for cloud hosting that can scale in seconds and meet the demands of any business.

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Travelers United: Representing the Interests of All Travelers

From overbooked flights and endless delays to cramped airplane seats and lost luggage, traveling can sometimes leave you feeling like everyone in the industry is out to get you. Fortunately, that’s not so. Travelers United, a non-profit membership organization with a five-star rating from GreatNonprofits.org, has your back.

RewardExpert recently spoke with Charles Leocha, the organization’s president and co-founder, about the inspiration behind Travelers United, their accomplishments and current initiatives, and the launch of a new paid membership option.

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Credit Card Without a Social Security Number

Credit Card Without a Social Security Number

The good news is that you don’t need a Social Security number to get a credit card. The bad news is that you’ll probably have to establish a credit history in the United States before applying.

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Get Smarter About Your Finances with Bills.com

Understanding finances can be a challenge for some, which is why companies like Bills.com exist.

One of the Freedom Financial Network companies, it describes itself as providing innovative solutions that empower individuals to live healthier financial lives. This includes making better financial decisions — whether it’s homeowners understanding loan options and making smarter mortgage decisions, or learning about and getting transparent around debt solutions.

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