Legends of Credit Carding

I’ve been involved in using my credit to secure free travel for the last year an a half.  I’ve learned a lot in that time frame, and hopefully it has benefited you.  Sharing the information has been a lot of fun for me, and I’ve enjoyed helping other people accomplish their goals of seeing the world.  It seems like everywhere I go I’m known as the insurance guy who loves to travel.  I don’t mind this stigma.  I really enjoy both, although I really enjoy traveling more.

I have taken a very conservative approach to the whole credit card approach.  I think that it has been good for me to make sure that I don’t make any mistakes.  I’ve been able to learn from some great people out there like frugaltravelguy, millionmilesecrets, and thepointsguy.  I read their blogs on a daily basis.  It seems like more and more are popping up everyday.  It is fun seeing other people get excited about the same things that drive you, it brings a feeling of camaraderie to the whole thing.

Over the course of the last year and a half I’ve only applied for four credit cards for me and four for my wife.  We’ve still been able to accumulate a lot of points, but not near as many as a lot of you guys.  It has been very lucrative and I’ve already been enjoying the fruits of my labors.

A New Legend is Born

I was reading through some material tonight about traveling when I came across someone who made a goal to earn 500,000 points/miles from a single churn.  I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the audacity that this guy had to make the jump. He has actually proven that it can be done as you can read about his results on his results page.

He compares himself to Evil Knievel, and I see the comparison right off the bat.  I am very impressed and he did a great job lining out how he has done this work.  He has quite a hill to climb as far as the minimum spending requirements.  He has created a great tool to track all of your spending requirement goals.  You can find it on his resources page.

I am grateful for his willingness to share the information of how this will affect his credit with all of us.  Hopefully it can help us to find out how to combine inquiries with all of the credit card agencies and how it will affect his credit in the long run.

I’m also hopeful that these credit card companies still continue to make money off of someone besides me so I can continue to take advantage of their offers.  It is exciting to apply for a new card and start working toward a new spending requirement.  I enjoy accumulating and spending.  This has been great because it has nothing to do with the hard earned dollars that I make at work, but has become a side hobby that has allowed me to learn how to get my travel for free.

Remember that sharing this information with others will always benefit you.  Help them to get started as maybe Ben, Rick, Darius, Brian, or I have helped you to learn how to travel for free.  You will get more excited for them as they sail off and see the world.

Thanks for Wanderlusting with us.

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