Dan Soschin
107 posts

Dan Soschin is the chief operating officer at CardGuru, as well as a contributor on the site, and a regular blogger on personal finance, investing, and executive leadership. Dan is proud of his 850 FICO® score and his portfolio of rewards credit cards that pay him to shop.

What job would you be terrible at?
Helicopter pilot. I get terribly motion sick and all the openness and windows (and noise) of a helicopter aid in my misery. I once paid $250 for the privilege of getting air sick on a helicopter tour of the Big Island in Hawai’i.
Are you a cat person or a dog person?
I grew up with both, so how could I possibly pick sides? Rest in peace my dear Wilma, Abby, Casey and Harper. However, when I retire, I would like to raise and train working dogs, so maybe that is your answer.
How are finances important in your everyday life?
Making sound financial decisions today will enable me to best care for my family today and in the future. I hope to retire sooner rather than later, so saving now will help me achieve that goal, help put my children through college and ensure they don’t have to care for their parents (me and my wife) when we all grow older.
Where were you born and raised?
I was born and raised just outside of Washington, D.C. in the Virginia suburbs. I remained in Virginia for college (University of Virginia) and then spent some time in San Francisco for a database startup, before return to Virginia and ultimately migrating south to Tampa, Florida, where I currently reside.
What are your hobbies or interests outside of writing about finance?
I’m a numismatic enthusiast (coin collector). What else would a financial writer do in his spare time besides collect coins? All my other time is spent devoted to my family - a supportive and beautiful wife, and two adorable children that keep me young.
What is one thing you think everyone should do at least once in their life?
Write a book or ride a horse. That’s two things, but each is profound in its own way. Everyone has something to say - so share your stories, ideas, experiences, creativity or opinion by writing a book. Notice I didn’t say publish a book. That can be time consuming and expensive (thought it does have its own merits.) When you write a book, you can share it with friends, or pass it down to family members for generations. Horses have a majestic quality that is difficult to articulate; you just have to experience them close up and personally. Go to a stable, sign up for a lesson, meet a horse up close and then go for a ride.

Posts by Dan Soschin

Corporate Credit Card vs Small Business Credit Card: What's the Difference?
Dan SoschinMay 16, 20192 min read
Your business is up and running. You know you need a credit card. Which do you go for: a small business credit card or a corporate card? Find …
Top Vacation Spots for History Buffs
Dan SoschinMay 1, 20195 min read
We’re still working on that time machine, so, until then, taking a trip to these historic areas will have to do. From the Revolutionary War to the …
The Perks of Train Travel for Your Next Vacation
Dan SoschinApr 23, 20195 min read
Don’t cross the train off your list of possible modes of transportation for your next trip. They have many benefits you may not have even thought about …
How Virtual Reality is Impacting Travel and Tourism
Dan SoschinApr 23, 20194 min read
Your travel destination possibilities just got way more extensive. We’re talking anywhere around the world at any time in history! That’s just one way virtual reality …
Getting From A to Z: Best Apps for Smooth Road Travel
Dan SoschinApr 22, 20195 min read
Gone are the days of printing out MapQuest directions to your destination or not knowing how far it is to the next rest stop. With these apps you …
Travel Safety Tips for the Solo Traveler
Dan SoschinApr 19, 20194 min read
Hitting the dusty trail on your own can be just what the doctor ordered for someone who needs a little trip to recharge before getting back to the …
Things to do When Your Flight Gets Unexpectedly Canceled
Dan SoschinApr 18, 20194 min read
You’re ready to set off on that vacation you’ve been planning for months when all of a sudden your flight gets canceled. After you calm down …
Top Holiday Air Travel Woes
Dan SoschinApr 16, 20195 min read
Many people end up doing a lot of travel over the holidays to see family and friends. It can quickly turn into a nightmare if you’re flying …
The Best Short Term Investments for Savvy Traders
Dan SoschinApr 15, 20195 min read
Short-term investing can get you big rewards in a small amount of time. This is where you need to spread out some of your investment funding to …
Best Northern Cities for Luxury Staycation Road Trip in the U.S.
Dan SoschinApr 12, 20194 min read
If you live up north, you’re always close to a great location for a little staycation. From Washington state to Maine, we’re giving a little glimpse …
Best Eastern Cities for a Luxury Staycation Road Trip in the U.S.
Dan SoschinApr 12, 20194 min read
There’s a ton of history on the east coast, not to mention some prime coastline. Check out these options for a great little getaway you can have …
Best Kept Travel Secrets: Get to Know Dallas, TX
Dan SoschinApr 9, 20194 min read
Do you know what a woofus is? We didn’t either, but it’s one of those lesser known attractions in Dallas that you’ve got to see …