Award Travel Series: Chase Freedom Flex (New!)

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Earlier this month, Chase announced a major update to their credit card offerings and the Ultimate Rewards ecosystem – a massive expansion of benefits and Ultimate Rewards earning opportunities and a new card, the Freedom Flex (replacing the old Freedom.)

The Freedom Flex is now one of the best no-fee cards available.

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And then they were Four…

We recently welcomed our 2nd child into the world. Mom, baby, and big brother are doing well.

Here are a few obligatory baby photos, and for those interested, a cost breakdown and overview of a Taiwan birth and luxury postpartum experience.

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Cashing Out Our Rewards Points

Accumulating rewards points is a great hobby. Redeeming them for world travel and adventure even more so.

But we are unlikely to travel before 2022, what with a global pandemic and the recent expansion of our family.

As such, I’ve cashed out all of our flexible rewards points… we can earn more later, and the cash out options were enticing.

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Find Unclaimed Assets

free money

When you are practicing social distancing and self-isolation, finding new pandemic hobbies is one way to keep positive.

One exciting option I used was finding unclaimed assets that were owed to us – 10 minutes of effort yielded $82.20.

Maybe you have some free money out there with your name on it!

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Summertime Mini-Adventures 2020

The past several years we spent the summer jetting around the globe for grand adventures… Costa Brava, Provence, Hoi An, Bali, rural Minnesota…

… but Winnie’s pregnancy is now in the 3rd trimester so travel isn’t really something we aspire to. And there is that global pandemic thing still raging… so this year we are mostly nesting, but also slipping in a few mini-adventures in Taiwan (aka a COVID-free island sanctuary.)

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