We live in busy times. When most things are readily and immediately available literally at our fingertips, the question is no longer “what can I have?”, but “what don’t I need?” To live a life of purpose and live it well, we need to Marie Kondo the crap out of everything from our wardrobe and our minds, to our social life and, yes, our wallets. Do you really need eight shades of pink lip gloss? The same can be asked of credit cards. Identify the one (or two) that is going to go the extra mile for you, and retire the rest.
For us, a credit card that lets us earn air miles has always been essential. Truth is, we are travelling more — for leisure or for work — we could always use extras. Even if you’re not getting your passport stamped every month and redeeming your miles for air tickets, flight upgrades, hotels stays or to rent a car overseas, all that mileage could go pretty far in subsidising other aspects of your life. Did you know that you can actually pay for stuff like IT gadgets, household supplies, and even support a good cause with your air miles? Well, now you know.