End to a massive year, including big bonuses in December from Morgan Stanley and Public, along with a breakdown of all 2022 churns, plus a bonus recap of listener stats from the podcast!
Update on exactly how to open this confusing (but lucrative) card, including new methods involving Preferred Savings accounts, Active Assets Accounts (AAA), CashPlus engagement bonus & fee avoidance, and a walkthrough of two simple options for qualifying 👊😤
Jam-packed episode covering huge bonuses from Huntington, Upgrade and Chase, plus holiday deals & discounts from Amazon, Target, Wayfair, HelloFresh, Green Chef, Visible, Mint and more!
Full review of Simplifi, an app that's useful not only for personal finance & budgeting, but also for keeping track of all your credit card, brokerage, and bank account churns in one place.
One of the biggest months so far, with massive bonuses from Upgrade & Public, Chase Ink 90K matching, mealkit deals from Home Chef & HelloFresh, plus an (almost) free 55-inch Omni TV on Prime Day.
Full review of this amazing brokerage transfer bonus from the Public stock app, including brokerage churning strategy, partial vs full ACATS transfers, using cash to meet tier requirements, and joint account eligibility.
All the churns from September, including an easy triple stack bank bonus from Upgrade, MS from Gate City, credit cards from Chase & BofA, mealkit deals from Blue Apron & HelloFresh, plus tons of freebies!
Conclusion to the 5-hour car dealership negotiation saga, along with ideas on alternative negotiation strategies that may yield better results, plus tips for your first visit to the car dealership & common pitfalls to avoid.
Exciting news on a new live churn tracker, along with a detailed breakdown of churns in August.
Comparison of online and in-person options for selling a car, along with a play-by-play of 5 hours spent negotiating a car purchase at a dealership (plus some tricks to watch out for 👀).
Massive month thanks to a couple huge bonuses posting, plus some painful lessons learned buying and selling a car in the current crazy market.
Walkthrough of six different services for employer direct deposit, ranging in cost from free to paid, plus some tips & datapoints to help maximize reliability.
Detailed breakdown of churns in June, along with an update on booking ANA, plus a primer on recent events surrounding Celsius, Voyager and crypto as a whole.
Biggest month so far, harvesting bonuses from banks, credit cards, brokerages, crypto exchanges, mealkits, cashback, and cellphones. All the churns!
Ideas on best places to park your cash to stay on top of inflation, including banks, bonds, and crypto exchanges. Plus a primer on stablecoins and avoiding collapses like Terra & Luna.
Another big month packed with bank churns (and fails), along with more crypto, bonds, and brokerages. Plus cellphones, mealkits, cashback, and lots of free food.
Step-by-step guide to using AMEX points to secure one of the best value premium cabins, plus booking tips & tricks gathered from 50+ hours of research, phone calls, and experimentation. Brace yourselves, this one goes DEEP 🤓
Another busy month churning banks, treasury bonds, credit cards, mealkits and cellphones, plus updates on some MS opportunities and high-yield stablecoins.
Massive month in February with lots of new bank accounts, some interesting brokerage opportunities, crypto, easy MS, mealkits, cellphones, and cashback.
Bonus episode of an interview I did recently on another show, Risk of Ruin. I talk about leaving the work world behind in favor of early retirement, how churning fits into leanFIRE, my time in Japanese jail and our homesteading plans.