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Gideon Sandford

Gideon Sandford is an author and contributor to thousands of articles about using credit cards and travel rewards programs to get the most value from bank relationships.

Gideon got his start as a humble student who wanted to travel the world on only a modest budget. He realized that the tips and tricks he learned navigating the maze of financial products out there could help people everywhere enjoy the same adventures, and committed to spreading the word.

“Saving money is like a muscle: if you build it up through enough practice, eventually you stop even noticing you’re using it.”

Areas of financial expertise

  • Credit cards

  • Investing

  • Debt management

  • Tax planning

  • Rewards

  • Personal finance


  • Master of Arts, Slavic Studies, Brown University

  • Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University



Licenses and certifications

Series 65 - Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination

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Gideon loves to learn languages, travel, and give back to the community. Portland and the Pacific Northwest are favorite US destinations, and the Czech Republic has a special place in his heart.

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