I spent a few hours this week at my father’s house going over the miles, points and credit cards that he and his wife have accumulated over the last several years. You see, I was able to help them get flights in first class for their honeymoon to Southeast Asia and they’ve been hooked on collecting points ever since.
When the two of them got home from their trip, it was hard to keep them from signing up for every credit card offer available but I eventually managed to have them ask me before they applied for any new cards. That was over two years ago. I’ve been a poor example of a son because I haven’t checked in on them since then. So I planned a couple of hours and stopped by their house to take an inventory of their points and miles balances.