Federal Reserve Raised Interest Rates to Highest Level in a Decade

By |March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Economics / Politics|Tags: , , , |

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the sixth time since late 2015, and bringing them to the highest level in a decade.

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Find the Best Rewards Credit Cards with Reward Boost

By |June 4th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Have you ever wondered if you were missing out on credit card rewards by not having the right cards in your wallet? Maybe you have a few cards in your wallet and you don't know which one gives you the most rewards at each different store. You don't have to wonder anymore because I've built Reward Boost which will answer all

Paying Interest Isn’t Always So Bad

By |November 8th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

Based on the title of this post alone I guarantee there will be some hardcore zero debt personal finance fanatics who think I'm the dumbest person on the planet, but I'm here to take a radical position: paying interest isn't always so bad. Does paying interest suck? Absolutely. But sometimes you need to borrow and the only way to do

How To Spend Less on Credit Card Interest

By |January 18th, 2012|Categories: General Personal Finance|Tags: , |

The following is a guest post. If you currently have credit card debt that is accumulating interest every month, you are giving a lot of money to credit card companies that would probably feel a lot better in your own pockets. It's important to come up with a plan to eliminate your credit card debt and ensure that you pay

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Get $25 Free from American Express for Small Business Saturday

By |November 21st, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

In the last few months, Tag and I have made a point to start shopping at local small businesses. I don't really buy much of anything except food, so we're pretty limited to restaurants. However, we have found some delicious hole-in-the-wall restaurants that are generally cheaper and way more delicious than your typical chain restaurants. I love these

Personal Finance Techniques In Action!

By |August 3rd, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Today I updated my monthly budget and net worth. I do it every month to prepare for the Race to $1 Million. Which, by the way, will be postponed this month. The Hoff is off wasting his time with some stupid vacation. He might have mentioned something about an engagement, but I wasn't really listening. Anyway, one of the accounts

Credit Karma Gets Even More Awesome

By |June 24th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

I have long been a big fan of Credit Karma, a free website where you can check your TransUnion credit score every month. It's the only truly free site I know where I can track my score, so I use it every month when I update my net worth. I hate all the secrecy behind credit scoring. I hate it

How To Get a Free European Vacation

By |June 15th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

This post was written by guest blogger Michael, the founder of Credit Card Forum. A couple months ago Kevin wrote a post about how he made $881.85 in free money last year, most of it through credit card rewards. As someone who runs a forum/blog dedicated to credit cards, you could say I know quite a bit about this topic

American Express Rewards Suck!

By |June 3rd, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

Eight months ago I was pretty excited about my American Express Blue Cash Card. I love rewards credit cards because I love to get paid for buying thing I would have bought anyway. Awesome. The problem with some credit card rewards programs is that they can be misleading. Actually, to say I was misled would be misleading; as far as

FICO and the BCS are Equally Stupid

By |May 10th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics|Tags: , , , , |

College football sucks. And not just because the Missouri Tigers have never won a National Championship. The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is the worst thing that has ever happened to sports. It's so bad that the federal government is starting to ask questions about why they have such a stupid system. If you are unfamiliar with the BCS, it is