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SPEND SMARTER:  USE FREE CASH BACK TO FUND YOUR TRAVELS

Too many of us leave money on the table that we could be getting back to help offset the cost of travel adventures like the Armada;  YouTube guru Dave Hansen has great advice for getting as much back as we can

Travel can be expensive!  While we work our butts off to keep the Gay Armada as affordable as we can, a week of Caribbean yachts can only be so cheap in the end.


Some of our team caught the ​wise and funny start-up investment guru Dave Hansen of "Dumb Money" notoriety) whose side compulsion is maxing out rewards from credit card companies, but without losing out on fees or convoluted point schemes.  

On his YouTube channel, Dave lays out easy, smart, simple strategies that can bring MAJOR cash back returns for you... and that's cash that can then go to things like travel to Market Days or Burning Man, and indulgences on fun things and skanky beach swimsuits... and on joining us in the islands for the next Gay Armada!

We would never dream of telling people how to manage their affairs, but if you're looking for ideas, these are rock solid, really easy, and can make a big impact.   We hope it's just enough impact to get you to the islands!

Our Take

We want to make the Gay Armada as cheap as possible, and one of the ways you can save money is to take better advantage of FREE CASH BACK and to do it more efficiently than most of us do today! 

VALUE YOUR REWARDS?  
DITCH THE ANNUAL FEES AND FOCUS ON CASH BACK

One of the biggest mistakes that keeps you from getting the most of your cash back benefits is that annual fees put you too far behind from the beginning, and points schemes rarely pay out as much back as cash, unless you have extreme circumstances in travel or (usually work) spending 

BUILD A STRATEGY FOR MAX BENEFITS AND "AUTOMATE" YOUR SPENDING PROCESSES

One of the things that Dave does brilliantly is to systematize how he bills and spends things to get astonishing 5% returns in as many places as possible.  While partially outdated, the processes on here can help you claw back serious money that you can use for travel and/or the Gay Armada!  

FREE UP EXTRA TRAVEL CASH WITH NEW BENEFITS THAT WILL PAY REGULAR COSTS

A competitive benefits push has credit card companies giving services away that many of us already pay for.  Taking advantage of these new offers will let you save that money and use it for more fun and important things, like adventures in the tropical paradise sunshine with your boys!