Beginner’s Guide – Earning Points

I had no idea what I was doing when I started out, so I know there is tremendous value in having a series of articles written for a beginner audience. You can find all the beginner’s guides that I’ve written through this page.

This guide is NOT comprehensive – it is merely intended to get you started in the right direction and to make you aware of the different tools and other resources available. There’s no substitute for doing your own focused research!


Points, Miles and Credit Cards: A Primer for True Beginners


Beginner’s Guide – A 5 Part Series

Part 1: Starting Out – REALLY Know What You Want

Part 2: Do Not Underestimate the Importance of Timing

Part 3: It’s Good to Diversify…Usually

Part 4: Know Your Spending Habits Really Well

Part 5: There are LOTS of Ways to Earn Points