How I Got My Credit Cards to Give Me $2,000 to Travel

In the last 9 months, I flew round trip from Boston to Tokyo for free, flew¬†from Portland, OR to Los Angeles to Boston for free and rode the Eurostar train from London to Pairs for free. That’s a savings of about $2,000, which I earned by using credit cards. I’ve done this without changing my…

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Want to be Happier? Here’s One Solution

A few weeks ago I visited my friend Anne who is a super smart and social young lady. Since I was staying a whole week with her, I was privy to her weekly ritual — Friday evening Happy Hour. What is special about Anne’s Happy Hour is that she hosts it in her apartment building.…

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How to Make a Passive Income Teaching Online on Udemy

  Recently Nick Loper from The Side Hustle Show Podcast did an episode with Scott Britton. Scott’s first two courses were on the topics of sleep hacking and Gmail productivity. He is not a PhD or expert on these topics, but he is fascinated by these topics. He went out and researched the topics and…

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Top 15 Travel Hacks Inspired by the Military

Military guys are always on the move. They’re tough, they’re light packers (except for all that weaponry), and have refined the art of travel to a science. I’ve never been in the military, but judging by the way I travel, people think I have been. I owe that to my father. Let’s take a look…

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Is Teaching Online a Possibility for You?

Recently, other language teachers have been asking me how they can teach online. I’ve been teaching ESL online since 2011. It seems that many teachers are tired of the grind, and are interested in a new way of earning a living, or perhaps just to have some extra money. The attractiveness of teaching online is…

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Best 5 Free Ways to Meet the Locals and Learn the Language When You Travel

Travel at it’s best is about connecting with people, learning, and experience. In fact, traveling in the traditional way — staying in hotels and jetting from one tourist site to another — is the anti-engaging way to travel. Try these sites and suggestions for free ways to engage with locals and have a memorable experience!…

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Is the World Domination Summit Worth it?

Here’s a quick introduction to WDS: it is a meeting place for people who want to answer the question, “How can I live a remarkable life in a conventional world?” The World Domination Summit costs around $500 to attend, plus the cost of travel to Portland, Oregon and lodging (luckily an old friend hosted me).…

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