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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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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10% Cash Back with PenFed VISA

I just received an email from PenFed offering me a $100 statement credit for spending $1,000 on airfare, car rentals, or lodging during Q3.  A lesser deal (5%) also exists with a $25 statement credit if you spend $500 in

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British Airways VISA Promotion FAIL

At the end of 2010, British Airways was promoting a pretty incredible offer I was really tempted to jump on.  New cardholders would receive a bonus of 100,000 British Airways miles — 50,000 miles after their first purchase and another 50,000

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Always Look On the Bright Side of Life (PF Edition)

I thought I'd start your day with this video this morning, but it's more for me than for you because I've been lamenting all the crappy financials news I've been getting lately.  It just seems to be piling on. Here's

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Schwab 2% Visa: The Final Countdown

Anecdotal reports are flowing in on FatWallet and other blogs that this is the Final Countdown to the end of the Charles Schwab Invest First 2% VISA Credit Card (with 0% foreign transaction fees).  I'm still hoping the rumors are

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Marriott VISA Annual Fee Jumps 30%+

Fees!  You know how I hate them.  And now, the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card is raising their annual fee from $65 to $85.  That's over 30%!  It's pretty hard to stomach that kind of a price increase in any economy, let

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Marriott Rewards VISA Double Points!

Wow, 2 Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card posts in a row. That certainly wasn't my plan, but it is clear evidence that Chase is putting some serious marketing behind this card right now. Yesterday, I got the inset mailer offering double points

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Marriott Rewards VISA Expands Travel Benefits

I received the following mailer just recently detailing the new expanded travel benefits that come with the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card. Those who follow my blog know I use this card almost exclusively for Marriott stays which is where the

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