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I'm creating podcast episodes offering practical wisdom for everyday life -- solutions to modern human concerns -- informed by the ancient philosophical school of Stoicism popularized by thinkers including Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. Improve your quality of life by implementing a strong mental framework informed by Stoic Philosophy! I explore topics such as gratitude; acceptance; overcoming adversity; finding meaning in life; moderation; dealing with change; friendship; lonelines ...
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at StoicSolutionsPodcast.com. For today’s episode, I recorded with author Donald Robertson about his new book ‘Marcus Aurelius: The Stoic Empe…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode with special guest Dan Ports from the gift card reselling w…
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at StoicSolutionsPodcast.com. For today’s episode, I recorded with author Gregory Bassham about his new book ‘Stoicism for Dummies’ that helps…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode with special guest Jamie Larounis. We spoke specifically ab…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode with special guests Erik and Bill Dickerson.Erik and Bill a…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode with special guest Jack Gibson._Main website, including epi…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode with special guest Carissa RawsonCarissa Rawson is a travel…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode with special guest Ben Komenkul of Ben’s Big Deal.Ben disco…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode with special guest Joseph Petrovic of Award Travel 101.--Ma…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals!I respond to a Dave Ramsey show clip titled 'What Makes You Think You Are The Credit Card Exception?' …
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode: Travel Therapy: Around the World in Search of Happiness wi…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode: Wheelchair Traveling with Ashley Lyn Olson. We chatted abo…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals!Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.comReferral links: https:…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Today’s episode focuses on the Chase Ink Preferred business credit card, which includes a massive wel…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Today’s episode features returning guest Bobby Bedi. Discussion focuses on business credit and his re…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Today’s episode features returning guest Marc Konchinsky. We discuss using credit to make money and g…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! I respond to a Dave Ramsey clip titled, 'How Do I Discuss Wealth With Pro-Debt People' debunking misc…
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at StoicSolutionsPodcast.com. For today’s episode, I recorded with author Zachary Elwood about his new book ‘Defusing American Anger’ - A Guid…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Today’s episode features Tammi G, a member of my local miles and points group who has recently starte…
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at StoicSolutionsPodcast.com. For today’s episode, I recorded with author Steven Willison about his new book ‘Prospering: Applying the 2000-ye…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Today’s episode features special guest Michael Trager, who chats with me about the October 2023 Zorkf…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Today’s episode features special guest Taylor Thomas, who chats with me about gift card reselling and…
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at StoicSolutionsPodcast.com. For today’s episode, I recorded with Lauren Ell. We talk about finding meaning in life, morality, and her take o…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Referenced in this episode:Dave Ramsey Show clip: 'Why People Are Afraid to Let Go of Credit Cards' h…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Referenced in this episode:Dave Ramsey sued for $150 million by former fans who followed his timeshar…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for today’s episode: Comped MSC Cruise Trip Report with Mandi J.Mandi and I tal…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! I respond to a Ramsey Show clip 'How to Improve Your Credit Score Without Debt'https://www.youtube.co…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! I respond to a Ramsey Show clip 'Why Can't I Use Credit Cards If I Pay Them Off Every Month'Original …
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals!I respond to a Ramsey Show clip 'Do Credit Cards REALLY Offer Better "Protection" Than Debit Cards?'– …
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals!I respond to a Ramsey Show clip 'The Dirty Little Secret of Credit Card Rewards.'Main website, includi…
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at StoicSolutionsPodcast.com. This is episode 111: Stoic Philosophy for Teenagers (and Everyone Else) with Tanner Campbell. Tanner Campbell is…
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at StoicSolutionsPodcast.com. This is episode 110: Sam Sivarajan, Author of Uphill: How to Apply Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science to Life’s C…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for podcast episode 74: Scaling up Credit with Marc Konchinsky.Before today’s d…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for podcast episode 73: MGM Rewards Mastercard Deep Dive. I’ll talk about why t…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for podcast episode 72: Scaling Up Credit with guest Heidi C. Heidi talks about…
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Thanks for joining me for podcast episode 71: Scaling Up with guest Adrian G. Adrian talks about his travel and how the miles, points, credit, and deals game helps him make and save money.Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.comReferral links: https://hurdygurdytravel.com/donate-referral-links/Join me for in-…
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at StoicSolutionsPodcast.com. This is episode 109: A Frugal Life Will Set You Free. I argue in favor of the frugal life and explain why I find…
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for podcast episode 70: Scaling Up with guest Justin W. Justin W talks about hi…
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at StoicSolutionsPodcast.com. This is episode 108: Update on Jordan Peterson with guest Kai Whiting. I spoke with Kai Whiting about Jordan Pet…
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at StoicSolutionsPodcast.com. This is episode 107: Men Going Their Own Way MGTOW with Sandman. I spoke with content creator Sandman about Men …
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for podcast episode 69: Miles, Points, and Mortgage with Ryan L Alexander of I …
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You’re listening to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost with credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for podcast episode 68: Miles, Points, and Vacation Rentals with M. Andrew McCo…
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at StoicSolutionsPodcast.com. This is episode 106: Soul in the Game: The Art of a Meaningful Life. I speak with author Vitaliy Katsenelson abo…
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Thanks for joining me for podcast Episode 67: Couponing is Missing the Point. I’ll talk about why couponers who ignore the miles, points, credit, and deals game are settling for low value picking up proverbial pennies when they could instead be having massive victories.Main website, including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytravelpodcast.com…
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I talk about recent Amex ‘no lifetime language’ offers allowing business owners to have multiple copies of the same cards, a departure from the usual one welcome bonus per lifetime American Express guidelines. More cards lead to more welcome bonuses, possible 0% APR offers, lines of credit, and benefits.--Main website, including episode transcripts…
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Thanks for joining me for podcast Episode 65: Dave Ramsey Misses the Point. I explain why Dave Ramsey’s thoughts on credit cards are incredibly flawed and how Ramsey and his ardent followers miss out on tons of value with miles, points, cashback, hotel nights, flights, and much more.Main website including episode transcripts: https://hurdygurdytrav…
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at StoicSolutionsPodcast.com. This is episode 105: Get Out of My Head: Creating Modern Clarity with Stoic Wisdom. I speak with M. Andrew McCon…
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Thanks for tuning in to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost through credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals! Thanks for joining me for podcast episode 64: New Amex Membership Rewards Cashout Option. Rath…
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at StoicSolutionsPodcast.com.This is episode 104: Metallica and Stoic Philosophy. I speak with Dr. William Irwin – a returning podcast guest –…
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Thanks for tuning in to the Hurdy Gurdy Travel Podcast. I’m your host, Justin Vacula, here to help you travel the world at next to no cost through credit card points, miles, benefits, and rewards. Make money, save money, and take advantage of great deals!Thanks for joining me for podcast episode 63: Caesars Rewards Visa Credit Card Update. The Caes…
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