Tag: Personal Finance

$3,843.94 For Doing Nothing (in 2011)

In 2011, I made an extra $3,843.94 tax-free, without altering my spending habits. What currency do I use?   Why, my lithe yet Herculean physique and...

Savvy – Buyer’s Remorse Remover

Are you tired of purchasing your pumped-up kicks, dungarees, or wheelbarrows, only to find out the price dropped once you left the store? Savvy.com is...

Is Long Term Care Insurance Worth It?

My dad’s death last year not only made me and my siblings 40-something orphans, but it also marked the end of my parents’ Nursing...

Zecco $100 Refer-A-Friend

What the Hecko is Zecco?  Wanna know how you and I can BOTH get $100?  Do you have $10,000 sitting around?  Then read-on ThurstonHowell-III.com/RichieRich. Zecco...

Geezer-Gambling with God and Insurance

When is it a good idea to keep paying on a life insurance policy?  My pappy had a Term policy.  After it ran its...

Discover Card – 0% APR for 12 months + NO FEE for Balance Transfers!!

To paraphrase Michael Corleone, just when I thought I was out of great card offers, they pull me back in!  Short and sweet:  If you...

2011 Review: My Pappy, PODs and TODs

I wanna recap some 2011 Highlights:  My father passed away.  Wait, what?  Allow me to rephrase.  My pappy passed away in 2011, but we had...

SAG and The City

SAG tip: Hey "Show-Folk".  You can thank Reader Rona for this.  Flash your Screen Actors Guild card for discounts at a slew of places.  Some eye-catchers: 20% off...

Airline Miles

Here's the scoop:  All the big airlines have a credit card.  If you apply for their credit card, you will usually get more than enough miles...

Karen & Kevin Testify!

> Apply for Continental's card or apply for United's card & get 30,000 free miles (enough for a free round trip ticket) with just one purchase (any...

$1 for $25 Restaurant.com Gift Certificates

Everyone eats, right?  Here's a perfect last minute gift idea.  I'm a late-adopter of Restaurant.com because it sounded too good to be true.  Then I...

$20-$40 via Amazon.com and MasterCard

Start Collecting Alexander Hamiltons!!  Get a $10 discount when you use your MasterCard today to buy $100 or more on stuff sold by Amazon.com. ...

How I Saved $525/year on Insurance

Getting insurance from a lizard, a duck, a floating red umbrella, cupped hands, or Snoopy may not be the best deals out there.  Let’s...

Save $360/year with a Sprint iPhone SERO plan

A SERO plan?  What the… WHAT???  If you have a Sprint SERO plan, you can pay $50/month for your iPhone plan, for virtually the same plan...

$550 cash in my paws. Thanks Inky!

I got the Chase Ink Bold card, met the spending requirement, and yesterday I received my 55,000 points worth $550 in tax free cash!!  The points hit my account...

Where Art Thou, Stocks & IRAs?

I have accounts at ALL of the following Brokerage Houses, which are all SIPC insured. Here are some of their current, great promotional offers: OptionsHouse...

Conti: A Perfect Gift – for Zip, Zilch, Nada

The gift?  No, it’s not a bag ‘o dirt.  Look skyward.  Nope, it's not a novena.  Give the gift of flight!  Please read my "12...

AutoSlash: Rental Car Search Engine

Why walk from the airport, over the river and through the woods for Grammy's Christmas roast beast?  If you need an inexpensive rental car, check out AutoSlash. Plug...

$100 from Huntington Bank

Huntington Bank will give you $100 for opening up their Asterisk-Free Checking account.  That'll buy alotta Christmas cheer!  Do it online by 9pm Eastern...

Earn Money with TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit is a website that puts together people who have of a job or chore, dare I say "task", and feeds them rabbit.  Strange business model. ...

How I Saved $750+ a Year on TV, Internet & Phone

$392.52 is what I will save over the next six months on my internet, land line and DirecTV.  It is pretty easy to do.  Best...

ING DIRECT’s Black Friday “Sale”

UPDATE for 2013 --- ING DIRECT is now Capital One 360. 360 Checking (formerly Electric Orange) 360 Savings (formerly Orange Savings) 360 Kids Savings (formerly Kids Savings) 360 Money...

Lipitor Gone Rogue !! – $4 Rx

Do you have cheese in your veins?  Do you count deep fried potato skins as a vegetable?  Do you believe with unbridled fervor that ranch...

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