Credit Card Offers & Promotions

November 30, 2010

Credit card offers seem to have been piling up in my inbox after listing some of the credit card promotions last week. Discover, Chase, and Citi all have cash back or cash bonuses that I didn’t include so I’ll cover them here.  I’ll start with the card offer ending the soonest, additional cash back from […]

Cyber Monday Deals & Tips

November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday deals are all over the Web today so the question isn’t where to find the deal but which one to pick!  Personally, there’s nothing I need but if you’re looking for deals on Christmas gifts there’s probably a promotion out there for you. Here are a few places to look for bargains online: Christmas […]

What Are Your 2011 Goals?

November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving just ended and your New Years resolutions are probably the farthest thing from your mind right now.  But we all know times flies so before you know it we’ll be in 2011.  If you wait to set your goals until next year has already begun you’ll be starting out behind. People who start their […]

PerkStreet Financial Review

November 26, 2010

What is PerkStreet Financial? PerkStreet is a relative newcomer to the online banking industry. What makes PerkStreet different from those other online banks you’re already familiar with like ING Direct and HSBC? PerkStreet only offers a checking account that utilizes a debit card and paper checks. PerkStreet does not currently offer any other banking products […]

What Can You Learn About Money From a Turkey Dinner?

November 25, 2010

The planning and preparation of a Thanksgiving dinner can teach us a few lessons about money. 1) Don’t Be Afraid To Fail Every year my wife cooks a new dish for the family Thanksgiving dinner. Some years she goes through multiple failed attempts before finding the dish that turns out the way she wants it. […]

1099-K Form & Small Business Tax Reporting

November 15, 2010

Small businesses that that accept credit card payments will be getting a new tax form next year, the 1099–K. There are many different 1099 forms, all of which are used to report income to the IRS.  You’re probably used to getting at least one 1099–INT form every year from your bank to report interest income. Until this year, […]

Airline Credit Card Rewards for the Holidays

November 11, 2010

Airline credit card rewards are one way to help ease the cost of travel over the holiday season.  The next two months are the busiest air travel time of the year and a lot of travel cards are offering promotions and free flights to help sweeten the deal. My sister is flying in over the holidays and already […]

Southwest Airlines Credit Card Review

November 9, 2010

The  card is a great airline rewards card, not only because you get cash and bonus points for signing up but also because its a great airline to fly on. The Southwest Rapid Rewards program is just one example of how the airline works hard to keep their customers happy.  I have friends and family […]

Blue Cash Rewards Upgrade!

November 8, 2010

One of my least favorite things about our Blue Cash card, the annual cash back redemption will be changing soon.  In the middle of next month American Express is upgrading the way that you redeem your cash back rewards for Blue Cash. Right now your rewards show up as a credit on your statement, once […]

What’s in Your Wallet?

November 7, 2010

You probably already know most of the things in my wallet but there are two things that you might find most interesting.  I’ll start off with the stuff you know because I’ve written about it before. I don’t keep all my credit cards in my wallet, just the Blue Cash and Chase Freedom cards because those are […]

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