Tag: direct ship

Re-visiting the US Mint Direct Ship Coin Program

  UPDATE:  The US Mint announced today (7/22/11) they are ending the program.  Blame NPR.   Many readers will recall I stopped participating in the gaming of the US Mint Direct Ship Program for credit card rewards on ethical grounds.  Basically,

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Paying My US Bank Mortgage by Credit Card (FAIL)

I consider being able to pay one's mortgage by credit card to be one of the holy grails for a credit card rewards maximizer like myself.  It's also next to impossible to achieve, especially in today's economic environment where default

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US Mint Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program Update

Last September I detailed the process of buying coins from the US Mint using a rewards credit card and their free direct shipping program. You take the coins and put them in your money market account where you gain interest

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Money Laundering for the US Government

Okay, my headline is a bit sensationalistic, but it’s not far from the truth in my latest profitable personal finance adventure. You see the US Mint has a problem. It wants to replace the paper version of the US dollar

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