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How Someone Almost Lost 750K Ultimate Rewards, The Credit Card No One Asked For & Living On A Cruise Ship For A Year

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The easiest way to travel full time? See what a 28-year-old paid for an apartment on a cruise ship – CNBC

Seems like a cool idea but $300K for a year in a 237 square foot room. No thanks! Maybe that is a deal compared to California rentals though.

This reader nearly lost 750,000 Ultimate Rewards points — reader mistake story – The Points Guy

I am a little surprised by this since agents will usually alert you that your points will be forfeited if an account is closed and I have to imagine the agent noticed the credit limit transfer would close the account. Sounds like the rep may not have been the best all around. I am glad Chase got it corrected though.

AMC To Launch Credit Card – Doctor of Credit

Does anyone go to AMC enough to make this a thing? Talk about a credit card no one asked for.


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  1. Mark, speaking of living on a cruise ship for a year . . . a couple years ago on a forum, I came across a gal whose employer allowed her position to be a full-time remote workforce job. So, she had no home base per se and lived exclusively in hotels a month at a time. She would spend a month in Prague, then Bangkok, then wherever. At the time, she said she had been doing it for three years.

    Separately, there are programs such as Remote Year, which set up year-long itineraries, 12 cities for a month each. I spoke with a couple participants. The biggest challenge was socialization. While there were dozens of people in each cohort, developing bonds was difficult. “Alone in a crowd.”

    It is an interesting notion.

    Regarding the AMC credit card, perhaps if they include Priority Pass . . . ?

    • Interesting – yeah if you weren’t traveling with someone else that would be tough to try to make friends every month in a different city with language and cultural barriers.

  2. “Seems like a cool idea but $300K for a year in a 237 square foot room.” – he paid $300k total for a 12 year lease, so only $25k for a year for the lease fee. Plus he’ll pay $2100/month for food/laundry/service fee. But the article says he could also sublease it for over $4k/month. So the math is not really terrible on this.


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