Category Archives for Travel.

How Much Are Points Worth?

I don’t like to value miles because the logic behind it doesn’t make sense. However, if I had to value each point, my methodology would be what I can consistently get as an alternative. I ignore specific outliers and scenarios, as well as arbitrary assumptions on how much miles and point are worth. Valuing a…

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Avoiding Foreign ATM Fees

I rarely take out money when abroad, as I try to keep all my purchases on credit cards. Since I’ve always had accounts that levied steep fees for ATM withdrawals, I’ve always exchanged money in advance of my travel. Unfortunately, you generally get rates between 1.5-5% less than the interbank/market rate depending on the establishment…

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