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Aaron Hurd

  • Personal finance
  • Credit card rewards
  • Points
  • Miles
  • Travel
  • Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • MBA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan


  • Expert contributor covering miles, points, travel, credit card rewards and personal finance
  • Leads a consultancy offering strategic business process improvement services to global clients
  • Serial entrepreneur who has led or been on the launch team of multiple ventures, including engineering services organizations, consulting practices and technology startups


Aaron Hurd has always had a penchant for travel, personal finance and finding deals. While a student at Iowa State University, Hurd combined his knowledge of credit card rewards with a resale business to help pay his way through college. After finishing his MBA at the University of Michigan, Hurd used miles and points to travel across five continents, including spending a month traveling through Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railroad and traveling overland through Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China.

Hurd has worn many professional hats over the years, including engineer, nonprofit board member, supply chain manager, strategy consultant, entrepreneur and company director. Currently he splits his time between freelance writing and running a strategic consultancy.

Hurd has written hundreds of articles as an expert contributor, covering miles, points, travel, credit card rewards and personal finance for publications like The Points Guy,,, Nerdwallet, Forbes Advisor, Rolling Stone and Robb Report.

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