Category Archives: Philosophy

Make Us Pay for Kids’ School Supplies!

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Emily:  I’ll never forget the first time I traveled outside the US, and went to a small, poor town in Mexico with an organization similar to Habitat for Humanity.  Entire families lived in shacks the size of a small bedroom and were very poor, but all of them were so kind and generous, despite not having much.

I believe in the power of education because it brought my mom out of poverty and gave her the ability to achieve a middle class life.  Providing kids an education will greatly help their future, their families’ future, and the communities’ future.

I previously wrote about our efforts to raise money to help Casa de Orientación y Desarrollo Real (CODR) provide school supplies to children in the Dominican Republic.

So far $435 has been raised!  Thanks to everyone who has donated!

Link:   Make a Donation

CODR’s goal is to reach $10,000, so they can help 500 children attend school with all the tools they need.  To help out we will match your donation up to $2,000!

Dont Lose Your Chance To Make Us Pay

Donate to Help 500 Children and We Will Match Your Donation!

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Because Every Child Deserves an Education: Basic School Supplies Fundraiser

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Emily: Last year, my friend Kristen and I used our miles and points for a girls’ getaway to the Dominican Republic.  We had a fabulous time and stayed in Santo Domingo, Bayahibe, and Bavaro.

Because Every Child Deserves An Education Basic School Supplies Fundraiser

Kristen and Emily On Their Way to Bayahibe

Every Child Deserves an Education

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Conference Presentations!

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Emily and I were at the Chicago Seminars this weekend and loved meeting everyone who attended the conference and folks who stopped by the Million Mile Secrets table!

At the Million Mile Secrets Booth!

Did You Stop by the Million Mile Secrets Table!

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The Best of Million Mile Secrets – May 2013

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Here’s what I consider the most interesting and useful posts in May 2013.

1.   Use your miles the way YOU want to use them.  And don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.

Vena's Last Lessons

Use Your Miles the Way YOU Want to Use Them

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Vena’s Last 3 Lessons

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Emily’s grandmother, Vena, passed away last week.  She was 89 years old and had a very long and happy life.  Because Vena was a retired teacher, it is appropriate to remember her with three mile-and-points lessons.

Vena's Last Lessons

Vena’s Last Lessons

1)   Use Your Miles How YOU Want

I can’t stress this enough.

Some people always say how you should use your miles and point only for First or Business Class travel.  Or how you’re not really using your miles and points well if you use them to travel within the US instead of visiting some far-away exotic land.  Nonsense! Continue reading