50,000 Points From Chase Plus $300 A Year In Travel

50,000 points and annual fee waived for Military

Chase Sapphire Reserve is offering 50,000 points when you sign up and spend $4,000 in the first 3 months of opening. That is $500 cash in the form of statement credit or gift cards or $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards and use your points towards travel expenses such as hotels, rental cars, flights, etc.

On top of that, you will also be Continue reading

$500 for Opening a Checking Account

This is easy money! Sign up for a SunTrust checking account and deposit $100 within 14 days. Then complete direct deposits totaling $2000 within 60 days and then make at least 10 debit card purchases within 60 days. Earn $500!. I recommend just committing to this new checking account for the next 180 days and make $500. You must keep it open for 180 days. Be sure to read the fine print before signing up.

Account must be opened by April 30, 2018 with promo code Q118CHECKINGOL

FICO Score Tracker

Here is a neat little FICO score tracker I use to monitor my credit scores from multiple sources. Credit card companies are now required to provide you the credit score they check each month. Many of them provide a link on their website to check your score. Some may have it on your monthly statement rather than on their website. I like to monitor my score so that I can see if it is going up or down and just have a good awareness of where its at. This helps me continue to maintain good credit history. Feel free to edit this however you want. Continue reading

File Away In the Cloud.

Being in the Military means you are almost guaranteed to travel multiple times for extended periods of time. You will PCS (permanent change of station) to different military posts or bases, you will TCS (temporary change of station) when you deploy over seas to many different countries, and you will go on TDY (temporary duty) to schools and other missions that may be in different states for up to several months. Also you may go home on leave or other parts of the world on vacation. During my time in the military I moved several times and also have gone on several out of town missions. I have been to New York, California, Oklahoma, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Missouri. I have also been to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and a few others.

You need to be well organized especially with moving several times. You need to have Continue reading