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Global Entry Definitely Worth It!

Through our blog, we share hacks and ideas that we’ve tried ourselves, so that you too can have more in your daily lives. We love to travel, and hopefully our travel experiences shared here will similarly allow you to have awesome experiences!

Kicking off the Travel section of our blog is a shout out to Global Entry, which literally saved our souls!! This past week we were on our way back to SFO after visiting family in Mumbai and touring Beijing. Checking in at Beijing airport after our layover, we learned that our direct flight to SFO was cancelled and we were put on a later flight that would force us to connect in LA. More posts coming on our time in Beijing and other cities, hacks we used and pitfalls we avoided. 

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Denied for a Rewards Credit Card? Read This

Have you been denied a rewards credit card due to rules such as the Chase 5/24 rule (you have 5 new credit cards in the past 24 months)? Have a FICO score >750?

If you answered yes to these two questions, it will be worth your while to try the below methods even if you got denied. After applying online, I was denied the Chase Sapphire Reserve. A week later, the last of the three options below worked for me and I was approved with a sizeable credit line. Go figure.

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