Author: Slug

Maximizing What’s in Your Wallet Q4 2013

  Welcome to the Q4 2013 government shutdown edition of Maximizing What’s in Your Wallet! As a reminder, this post is for all the credit card deadbeats out there looking to maximize cash back rewards. So, if you never carry a balance

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Saving by Buying? How would that make sense?

How can you save money by spending money?  It seems pretty counterintuitive, but there are a few things I purchased in just the last week, that I expect will result in money savings in the long term. 1)  I got

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How to Dispute a Credit Card Transaction Based on Real Experience

In July of this year I was scrolling through my transactions on Yodlee like I commonly do to insure my wife hasn’t put another BMW on the credit card. Just kidding. I was scrolling, but I was looking for any

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Fitbit Flex Review

  Well, if you’ve read any of my posts on here, you know I’m a numbers guy so today I’m taking slight divergence off my typical personal finance pontification to review the Fitbit Flex.  Fitbit advertises itself like this: Never

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PenFed Platinum Cash Rewards Card…Devalued Again

Damn.  I have lamented and tracked what PenFed has been doing to this card for some time now.  They just keep making it harder and harder to want to keep this card, but I’m really reluctant to let it go.

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PerkStreet is dead. Get a credit card instead!

Well, I would like to say I’m surprised, but I’m not.  PerkStreet is dead.  I was never a huge fan of PerkStreet rewards, even when they first launched.  I wrote 3 reviews back in June and July of 2010 when

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Investing in the World Series of Poker – Follow Up

Back in May you might remember I decided to take $250 from the Sunk Costs Are Irrelevant coffers and “invest” it in a poker player.  Well, the experiment is over.  Here’s how it turned out. The single share I bought

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Maximizing What’s in Your Wallet Q3 2013

  Welcome to the Q3 2013 edition of Maximizing What’s in Your Wallet!  Apologies for the tardiness. As a reminder, this post is for all the credit card deadbeats out there looking to maximize cash back rewards. So, if you never carry

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US Bank Cash+ Card Devalued

This represents an update to my review from earlier this year.  As a reminder the US Bank Cash+ VISA is one of my core cards.  I use it exclusively for paying my cell phone bill and eating at restaurants.  The rewards

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Job Hunt – Looking, Liking….Waiting

The job market really seems to be opening up, at least where I live, and I have been doing a lot of interviewing lately looking for a new job.  What’s wrong with my current job you may ask?  There’s several things,

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