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Quick Card Tip #3 – Authorized Users

Here is something I suggest for couples who get a new card because of the huge sign up bonus that comes with meeting the...

Quick Card Tip #2 – $3,242 Cash Back

Yesterday I mentioned that I use my No Annual Fee, 2% cash back credit card for everything possible. 2% cashback seems like nothing. That’s 2...

Quick Card Tip #1 – Did You Need an AmEx?

Nope. Not in America. At least I don’t seem to need one. For years, my primary card was an American Express card that I got...

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Is there something that you have to do every year?  Mine involves making sure I take advantage of this $300K tax loophole. Does your...

New Year’s To Do List #5 – Get a 0% Balance Transfer Card

“YOLO” is your credo. Over the past two months, you shopped, merried and rang your credit card to its limit. The card’s been swiped...

New Year’s To Do List #4 – Update Your Snatch File

Make sure your “Snatch File” is up to date.  There may be a time when you need to snatch your important papers and make...

New Year’s To Do List #3: Truly Free Credit Reports

I kick off every New Year by grabbing a free credit report.  That explains my joie de vivre. AnnualCreditReport.com is actually free, unlike FreeCreditReport.com which costs almost $200/year. ...

New Year’s To Do List #2 – Don’t Go Dormant

My New Years To Do List item #2 begs the question: Do you have a bank account or credit card that you don’t use much,...

New Year’s To Do List: #1 – Putting “FUN” in Unclaimed Funds!

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Get Cash For Your Unwanted Gift Cards

Happy New Year!  Well, well, well.  That gift card from your aunt has been sitting on your dresser for days. It’s to that restaurant...

2018 Year-End To-Do List

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Do This BEFORE Your Festivus Shopping!

Before you buy hundreds of dollars of stuff for Christmas / Hanukhah / Festivus, consider this.  Buy gift cards to those stores at a...

Folks, It’s “Giving Tuesday”

We have Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Lazy Sunday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. Being charitable is a good thing - especially if it will get...

Ol’ Tax Dodge Donation Double-Dip

Most know that when you donate to a charity, you can claim a tax deduction for being such a swell human being.  That’s a...

Shoppers: Use Your 5% Cashback Cards

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Clarence Odbody Said It Best…

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AutoSlash For Best Rental Car Rates

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