I feel like I’ve finally hit a credit card milestone: I bought my first plane ticket on frequent flier miles!
I’ve been using a Chase Continental business card for a few years, building up points, so when my mom said to come visit her in Ireland where she’s studying, I was ohsoclose to having enough points for a free flight with them.
Then I discovered how to make my soon-to-be-Irish eyes smile.
While summer doesn’t begin until late June, it already feels like it in most parts of the United States (especially here in Texas). I don’t know about you, but I’m already dreaming of my summer vacation. It’s not planned yet, but I’m not too stressed out about it. I’ve been saving for a trip little by little every week, and I have enough Continental frequent flier miles to get me a round-trip ticket to pretty much anywhere the airline flies.
Before you get too lost in thought about your next vacation, read on for my roundup of my favorite posts from the past week from the personal finance blogosphere.