About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Web panhandler pays

Web panhandler pays off $20,000 debt. After an 18-month bacchanal buying Manolo Blahnik, Gucci and Prada, Karyn Bosnak found herself unemployed and more than $20,000 in credit card debt. When the 29-year-old spotted a sign in a supermarket with an odd request — “Wanted: $7,000 To Pay Off Debt” — it made perfect sense. The television producer launched a similar appeal to a much larger audience: the World Wide Web. Internet panhandling was born. Here’s her website and a spoof website making fun of her.

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