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Hey there, you’re reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here.

This is the sixth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may include an action item that takes the reader another two minutes to complete. I am writing this for an audience of people who know nothing about frequent flier miles, and my goal is that by the end, you know enough to fly for free anywhere you want to go.

Let’s take a break from credit cards and talk about the best resource for keeping track of the millions of miles you’re about to have, awardwallet.com. Let me explain why Award Wallet is so awesome.

Award Wallet is a free service that tracks your balance, status, user name, and password in nearly every airline, hotel, credit card, rental car, and loyalty program there is in one place. Two notable and unfortunate exceptions are American Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

Not only are your balances now listed in one place, but you can click the Update All button to see them all updated in a fraction of the time it would take to go to every program’s site.

Another great feature of Award Wallet is that it automatically enters your programs and finds your upcoming travel plans and puts them in one place, the Travel Plans tab.

Award Wallet is a fantastic resource that I use every day to keep track of almost all my balances in one place.

So what are you waiting for? Go to the site now, and open your free account. Populate it with the accounts you set up in Post 2.

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