Preserving Your Miles

Frequent flyer programs are great ways for people to earn free flights and upgrades and cross destinations off their bucket lists. Each year, Americans accumulate 3 trillion frequent flyer miles — the equivalent of $600 per household! But have you ever considered what would happen to your frequent flyer miles if you die before using them? On a recent episode of 55KRC’s radio show Simply Money, I shared how you can preserve your miles.

My conversation with Amy Wagner covered wills, trusts, programs that allow you to file a beneficiary designation, and workarounds for airlines that do not permit transferring miles. To hear the full segment, click the play button below.

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    Mark Reckman has been with Wood + Lamping since 1979 and has served as the head of the Real Estate and Probate Practice Areas as well as managing partner of the firm.

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