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Kirin Tsang

Writer

Countries Visited
5
Credit Cards Open
22 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ + 6 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Favourite Destination
Pyongyang
Elite Status
Best Western Diamond Select + Marriott Bonvoy Titanium
Favourite Airline Cabin
Anything lie-flat

Meet Kirin

A model of financial mismanagement in his youth, Kirin came into Miles & Points with a desire to sharpen his monetary savvy. He’s driven by turning less into more, to travel like a prince on the budget of a pauper.

As a Prince of Travel writer, Kirin provides a value-minded approach and enjoys exploring alternative viewpoints of how to earn and burn. Never one to shy away from irreverent banter or literary references, he prefers to keep it light and engage with Miles & Points topics in a conversational manner.

Kirin intends for his travels to take him to the most obscure corners of the earth, from North Korea to Madagascar and beyond – all on a budget, of course. While he prefers business class and elite status (if the price is right), he’s no stranger to low-cost carriers either.

Kirin’s passion for the Miles & Points community is unsurpassed. He’s always eager to connect with other like-minded individuals and push the boundaries together. He has hosted several meetups in his home city of Edmonton, and he’ll happily grab a drink if you cross paths on his frequent travels across Canada or around the world.

 Meet the rest of the team
Countries Visited
5
Credit Cards Open
22 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ + 6 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Favourite Destination
Pyongyang
Elite Status
Best Western Diamond Select + Marriott Bonvoy Titanium
Favourite Airline Cabin
Anything lie-flat

Articles by Kirin

Choose Your Own Amex Adventure: Which All-Time-High Signup Bonus Is Right for You?
Miles & Points Jun 29, 2021

With so many record-breaking Amex bonuses on the table this summer, here are some questions to ask yourself to decide...

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American Express Retention Offers: What You Need to Know
Miles & Points Jun 11, 2021

In an effort to retain cardholders, American Express may offer bonus points if you are considering cancelling the card.

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Credit Card Balance Transfers: What You Need To Know
Miles & Points May 20, 2021

When used wisely, balance transfers on credit cards can be a powerful tool to consolidate higher-interest debt or make leveraged...

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How to Convert Credit Card Travel Credits into Cash
Miles & Points May 11, 2021

Learn how to redeem the various travel credits on Canadian and US credit cards, even turning them into cold hard...

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Maximizing Miles on Modest Means: Strategies for Lower Income Earners
Miles & Points Apr 8, 2021

Many credit cards impose minimum income requirements, but there are ways to get around them, as well as other worthwhile...

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Finding the Perfect US Mail Forwarding Service
Miles & Points Mar 12, 2021

Some tips and tricks to find US mail forwarders that get your credit cards to you quickly, cheaply, and with...

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Charming Your Way Out of Annual Fees
Miles & Points Feb 11, 2021

With a bit of assertive persuasion, you can convince your bank to waive fees. Here are some scripts and strategies...

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4 Low-Fee Credit Cards to Consider in 2021
Miles & Points Jan 8, 2021

Hello again, Miles & Points enthusiasts! It’s a new year, and that means it’s time to be on the lookout...

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The Primer to Avoiding Annual Fees
Miles & Points Dec 11, 2020

Like you, Kirin hates paying annual fees. Here are his four primary strategies for dealing with annual fees: avoiding, mitigating,...

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MythBusters: American Express US
Miles & Points Dec 2, 2020

Kirin takes a Mythbusters approach to American Express US credit cards and charge cards. What are the most common myths...

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