Category Archives for Kiva.

Last Chance To Register for KivaDo2 in San Francisco

In case you missed it, KivaDo 2 is happening in San Francisco in just a couple of weeks.  Before I get into the details of that event, here are a few details about Kiva…Kiva is a micro-lending organization that connects folks around the world that need a loan for their business expansion, education, etc. with people who are willing to make those loan, often at $25 increments.  That is a very simplified explanation, but essentially the overall goal of Kiva…

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Mini Points: Free Amex Money, Kiva 2nd Anniversary, and More

Apologies if you have already read about some of these updates elsewhere…this time zone difference being in Europe throws things off a bit for me in terms of normal posting times.  However, I wanted to mention a couple things in case you have missed them. 😉 Return of the good Amex Sync promos.  Update: this promo is now dead – congrats to those who got in!  I love having my rewards credit cards work even harder to give me perks…

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Earn Triple Points for “Charity Donations” at a 98.93% Repayment Rate

Just as many of you did, I got the U.S. Bank Flex Perks card during the Olympics themed sign-up bonus in August.  During that time the sign-up bonus was much higher than normal, and with some strategic spending, it doesn’t take much to go from the minimum required to get the sign-up bonus to having enough points for two $400 airline tickets.  In case you got in on this deal, here are the details on how to do that as…

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Mini Points: SMD4 Updates, Inside Flyer Interview, Priority Club Reminder, and more!

It’s very much the middle of the week (though it totally feels like it should be a Thursday around here!), and it is time for a few mini-updates from the world of miles and points. If you are interested in attending Star MegaDo 4, you are invited to join the MilePoint Kiva Lending Team and make a loan to one of the Milepoint group loans in order to have a shot at securing a chance to book a seat on…

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I Need Your Help

I hate asking for help from anyone for anything. For goodness sake, I’m a Texan, and we get things done on our own. 😉 However, if being a parent has taught me anything, it has taught me that sometimes you do need help from others whether you want to ask for it or not. Before I tell you what I need help with, I want to rewind a couple days to earlier this week when I was in New York…

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The “Can’t-Miss” Mother’s Day Present

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you mothers and mothers-to-be out there.  Being a mom is not easy.  It is not glamorous.  It is not a “well-paying’ job in the traditional sense.  But, at the risk of sounding cliché, it really is the best, most important, and most rewarding job out there.  The more you put into it, the more you will get back, and what you “get back” is more valuable than any other form of payment.  That said,…

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