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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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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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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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Maximizing What’s in Your Wallet Q2 2013

  Welcome to the Q2 2013 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 on your

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Posted in Credit Cards

Just Ask — Negotiating Credit Card Fees

I know I’ve said this before, but I’m a firm believer that you rarely get things that you don’t ask for or work for.  Such is the case again for me in negotiating some late fees and interest. It all

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US Bank Cash + Card Review

Look out Discover, Chase Freedom, and everyone else.  There’s a new 5% category cash back card in town, and it looks pretty darn good.  The US Bank Cash + VISA offers some solid cash back and lots of flexibility in

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Pentagon Federal Credit Union Update

For years now I’ve been extolling the virtues of Pentagon Federal Credit Union, primarily for it’s Platinum Cash Rewards VISA.  Although many of the benefits of the card have eroded over the years, the key components of this card have been

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