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All the Hacks

by Chris Hutchins

Learn all the hacks to upgrade and optimize your life, money and travel – all while spending less and saving more.

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πŸ’¬ Excel in Spontaneous Conversations

Hi Reader, Turns out the majority of our communication is spontaneous. It is rarely planned except for our formal presentations, pitches, or meetings. In the spur-of-the-moment we often feel anxiety because the urgency, desire for precision, and need to adapt to the situation converge simultaneously. Good news! Successful spontaneous speaking, whether it's answering questions, providing feedback, or engaging in small talk, is a skill everyone can refine. I recently spoke with Stanford...

2 months agoΒ β€’Β 11 min read

Hello Reader, We've all made our fair share of poor decisions (I know I have), so I want to talk about improving our decision-making. I had the chance to interview Annie Duke (🎧Ep 81) at the end of 2022 about changing how you approach your choices. Annie is the author of bestsellers Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts and Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away. Today, we’ll get actionable and uncover 10 ways to improve decisions and understand...

5 months agoΒ β€’Β 6 min read

Hi Reader, Last year's gift guide was a huge hit, so I wanted to put together a 2023 Gift Guide with over 50 of my favorite products, gifts, past purchases and more. Hopefully some of them might make good ideas for gifts this holiday season. I broke the list into the following sections: 🏑 Home & Food πŸ§‘πŸ”§ Tech & Gear πŸ‘• Clothes & Bags πŸƒ Health & Fitness πŸ‘¨πŸ‘©πŸ‘§πŸ‘¦ Family & Kids πŸ“– Books & Learning πŸ’° Saving Money When You Shop Unfortunately the list was too long and/or had too many links for email, so...

5 months agoΒ β€’Β 1 min read

πŸ‘‹ Hi Reader, Happy Friday! I wanted to share some of my top finds from the past few weeks again, grouped into these sections: πŸ›« Travel, Points & Miles πŸ€‘ Latest Deals πŸ•΅οΈ Great Finds I didn't include many Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals, because I just haven't gone down that rabbit hole yet, but I hope you can make the most out it :) As always, I'd really appreciate it if you could share this with anyone who might enjoy this newsletter. Have an awesome weekend and Happy Thanksgiving! -Chris πŸ“...

5 months agoΒ β€’Β 5 min read

Hello Reader, It’s no secret I've been on this journey to optimize my finances, seeking ways to save money while still enjoying the things that matter most. Today, we're diving into one aspect of financial optimization: spending and cash flow. It's not about frugality; it's about making informed choices, understanding where your money flows, and ultimately having more control over your financial destiny. By the end of this newsletter, you'll learn: The importance of budgets and tracking The...

6 months agoΒ β€’Β 11 min read

πŸ‘‹ Hello Reader, Throughout my travels to over 60 countries, I've had the most incredible experience when I ditched my tourist hat and immersed myself in the local way of life. Today, we're diving into the art of traveling like a local. It's all about breaking free from typical experiences and fully embracing the culture of the places you visit. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or just starting your journey, these insights and tricks will enhance your travel experiences and leave you with...

6 months agoΒ β€’Β 7 min read

πŸ‘‹ Hi Reader, Happy Friday! Wanted to share some of my top finds from the past few weeks again. There's a lot of great stuff, so I really hope you enjoy it. And thanks in advance to anyone who forwards it along to someone you think might enjoy it too! Have a great weekend :) -Chris πŸ›« Points & Miles πŸ’³ 3x Points on Everything for a Year One of my favorite no annual fee cards that offers 3x points on dining and 1.5x points on everything else is currently offering new cardmembers double the points...

6 months agoΒ β€’Β 5 min read

Hello Reader, Confidence isn't just a feeling; it's a potent force you can harness to transform your life. Last month, we talked about the secret language of charismatic communication. While charisma might be the signal you externally communicate, confidence acts as the inner foundation. Yet so often we're caught in the trap of validation dictating our confidence, whether it is good job performance, social approval, or positive feedback. While these validations can make us feel confident,...

6 months agoΒ β€’Β 7 min read

πŸ‘‹ Hi Reader, I got great feedback from the deals newsletter two weeks ago, so I'm sending out some of my top finds from the past few weeks again, grouped into these sections: πŸ›« Travel, Points & Miles πŸ€‘ Latest Deals πŸ•΅οΈ Other Great Finds There's a lot of great stuff, so I really hope you enjoy it. And thanks in advance to anyone who forwards it along to someone you think might enjoy it too! -Chris πŸ›« Travel, Points & Miles 🏨 Free Awayz Searches with Bilt Awayz is one of my favorite Hotel award...

7 months agoΒ β€’Β 3 min read

Hello Reader, Money is much more about human behavior than logic and data. It offers valuable clues into the intricate web of emotions, biases, and instincts that shape our relationship with money. When we understand this, we can manage our money better. One of my favorite writers on this topic is Morgan Housel, the author of The Psychology of Money, who joined me for one of the most popular podcast episodes I’ve ever done (🎧Ep 6). So let’s dive into what I learned from Morgan so you can...

7 months agoΒ β€’Β 7 min read
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