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Miles Junkie

In case you haven’t noticed, I have recently changed the feel and look of my SRS blog. I have also decided, for my own sanity, to have only two blogs from now on … (instead of 5 blogs covering different topics from trading to traveling previously). Streamlining of blogs   The Singapore IPOs blog will continue to write about IPO stuff but the SRS blog will evolve into a personal finance and lifestyle blog (to attract more advertising dollars perhaps? 😂)… and I will stop updating the other blogs (which I haven’t been doing anyway 😅) Here comes the...

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Cheat Sheet: What Are The Best Miles Cards For Working Adults 2017

We have written so many articles on the best credit cards for working adults or young adults. However, with more cards coming into the market, we need to find out which are the best cards. Previously, we compared the best cashback cards. Now, we will look at the best miles cards! The scenarios we will focus on: Regular monthly card spending from $500 to $6,700 Less emphasis on promotional discounts Leaning towards overseas, Grab/Uber and online spending Disclaimer! Many of these cards come with extremely attractive rewards at the beginning of the month or for the first year. However,...

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131,308 Miles Later – My Air Miles Project 1-Year Anniversary

It wasn’t that long that that I embarked on my Project Singapore Airlines Suites. See my project progress here and subsequent posts here, here, here and here. True that it is impossible for an average Joe to achieve the magical 1-million miles in the span of one year, but what I did managed to achieve was a fraction of that – a mere 10% of it at 100,000 miles. Starting with my original goal, the lowest hanging fruit is a pair of one-way Suites Class tickets to Beijing for my Great Wall of China bucket list item. There was a minor hiccup...

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Reward Miles

Ok, I don’t do much research on reward Miles on credit cards. My initial rough analysis years back lead me to conclude that the returns just wasn’t worth spending on cards which gave Miles as rewards. It’s quite hard to quantify Miles, cos… well, that’s the point, they don’t want it to be easily quantifiable… so consumers won’t know how much they are spending vs how much the Miles are worth. Once again, I can only estimate. I went to the Krisflyer website and checked what I can redeem for against the cost of SQ flights. From the above...

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My first pico milestone – Conquered!

It’s getting colder here in Japan. Currently, the temperature is about 6-7 degrees in the night and about 10 in the afternoon!! I must admit that the weather is fantastic! Just not when the wind is blowing in my direction. It has been a week since I last updated my blog, as I’m pretty occupied with work, learning Japanese and going out during the weekends. Oh well. I will be updating and writing soon about the places I’ve been to and exploring Japan. I’ve started out this journey towards financial freedom this year in January 2017. As mentioned earlier...

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Curating The Best Air Miles Credit Card On SingSaver

Heartland Boy has predominantly favoured credit cards that provide cashback over air miles. There were 2 reasons for this. 1) His expatriate package in Jakarta granted him an annual number of flights on premium carriers. 2) The ANZ Optimum Credit Card rewarded his 5% cashback whenever he had to book his Jakarta-Singapore tickers on budget carriers. However, things have changed lately. Firstly, ANZ’s retail banking division has been purchased by DBS and as a result, the ANZ Optimum Credit Card is no longer valid. Secondly, Heartland Boy has been posted back to Singapore for good! That also meant that he has...

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How to Earn A “Free” Around-the-World Trip With Miles

Disclaimer: This is one way to do it, but a very expensive way indeed… word of caution! If you have ever dreamed of going on an around-the-world trip, you were probably daunted by the thought of spending so much money without making an income while you are traveling. But did you know there’s a way to get free around the world air ticket just by using your miles? For instance, Singapore Air offers an around-the-world ticket through Star Alliance for 180,000 miles for an economy class seat. But how exactly are you supposed to earn this astronomical amount of...

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CPF Milestone ($40k in Special Account) and The Power of Compound Interest

Yay! KPO’s CPF has hit a milestone, my SA (Special Account) has hit its first $40,000! If you are wondering, what is the big deal? It is just 4/5% of risk-free interest (for now) that can be compounded for many many years :) I have been transferring my OA to SA ever since I started working. The reason why I can do this is that I do not have any liability/mortgage to pay as of now. Going forward, I will stop transferring as I need to build up my OA for my house in 2019! Anyway, the interest rates for our...

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32nd Birthday Post – A Year of Milestones

This is the 5th edition of the post since I’ve started to blog on this site. For some reason, I missed to write on my birthday last year and couldn’t remember what I was doing back then but here’s all the past couple of sessions. 30th Birthday Edition 29th Birthday Edition 28th Birthday Edition 27th Birthday Edition Alright, I am getting older and I can feel it the moment I turned 32 (ok just kidding). I’m feeling it more and more each year that the days and years fly past faster than I thought. I think there’s a correlation...

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Kevin’s Air Miles Starter Pack

After all I have written about my personal project on chasing air miles (90,000 miles in 9 months), it makes sense that I should probably write a little bit on my credit cards setup for this purpose. Air miles are earned on the back of expenditure. There are no two ways about it. What we can do it is optimize the number of miles we can earn. Not saying that this is the best way, but it works well for my lifestyle without having to put in too much effort on a daily basis. To begin with, I have...

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Unlimited 1.5% Cashback card is back again! And How to get Air Miles to Travel For Free?

Standard Chartered Unlimited cashback card is back! A few months back when I launched the new Standard Chartered unlimited cashback card on my blog, it received overwhelming response with more than a hundred sign ups on this blog alone. As I found the card useful and attractive too, I signed up for one myself and received Takashimaya vouchers. Today, I’m going to bring this card, in partnership with Singsaver, back to this blog again for readers who have missed it. This time, the deal will be $150 Takashimaya vouchers for new customers. For those who are not familiar, the Standard Chartered unlimited...

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Where Can I Go With 100,000 Miles?

This post should have come a little bit sooner, but as usual, I have my excuses. Work has been dominating my life, to say the least. In October last year, I started my Project Singapore Airlines Suites with nothing more than just 11,285 miles to my name. It would not be an easy task – accumulation of miles is ultimately dependent on expenses. Luckily, my goal is reasonable – tickets for two to Beijing, just to have a quick spin at the Great Wall and perhaps the Summer Palace. I was pleasantly surprised to realize that it took me...

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You Don’t Need A Miles Card To Earn Miles

Before we start: I’m experimenting with short, tactical and specific posts like these with nuggets of practical tips. They’re easier to write than my longer strategic (rambling?) posts, but may not necessarily apply to everyone. I’ll likely end up doing a mix of both, but let me know what you think! === Everyone knows that if you want to fly on Suites or Business Class without shelling out thousands of dollars, you need to earn miles. And to earn miles, you need an airmiles credit card… right? I’ve talked previously about how airmiles cards like the Citibank Premiermiles card or the...

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Earning Miles For My Next Sweet Holiday

I own the Citibank Premier Miles credit card. If you hold this credit card, you know that the benefit is that the miles earned using Citibank Premier Miles credit card never expires. You can convert the accumulated miles into Krisflyer miles and that was my original intention for owning this credit card. One Citi mile is equivalent to one Krisflyer mile. I am looking forward to redeem my next holiday! Today I received a promotional email about earning up to 42,000 miles in just two months.  There are two options provided by Citibank on this promotion. Option 1 The...

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A Complete Guide To KrisFlyer Miles

Not everyone if lucky enough to win free tickets for a vacation. However, the next best thing is a ticket that you redeem for free with your air miles. You may have come across ‘travel-hack’ articles, where people boast about how they have managed to travel the world on frequent flyer miles redeemed from their amazing credit card spending. The trick to this is to sign up for a frequent flyer programme that allows you to earn miles easily, and also give you high value when it comes to redemption. For Singaporeans, the most obvious choice would be the...

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