Santander Bank Extra20 Checking: $20/Month for Free

I love free money.  You probably hear that from a lot of people but I don’t think any of them mean it as much as I do.  I really love free money.  So when an opportunity like this comes up for a recurring $20 a month for about 15-30 minutes of work, I’m all in(hat […]

My Latest Credit Card: The Amex Starwood Preferred Guest Card(SPG)

Since I’ve got a European honeymoon coming up this summer, I’ve been in full force research mode – comparing prices and figuring out how to redeem all my credit card points for free travel.  We only have a limited amount of time to honeymoon during July and that happens to coincide with the busiest time […]

PenFed 5 Year CD’s are Now Paying 3%

When I first read about PenFed’s 3% CD’s a couple weeks ago I thought there was some sort of typo.  I couldn’t believe there was a company out there offering 3% interest rates!  That was over 1% of what their closest competitor was offering at the time.  And since this deal popped up right before […]

Get $400 and 2.2% Cash Back with the Barclaycard Arrival

Now that my credit card total has reached a quarter century, I’m always on the lookout for the latest and greatest deals.  Since I’ve already applied for a lot of the major cards, it takes a little more creativity these days to get the big spending bonuses but they’re definitely still out there.  I recently […]

How I Cashed in 162,000 Points For a Free Hawaiian Vacation

Editor’s Note: I’m leaving for my trip to Kauai this Friday so I thought it would be the perfect time for this post. Aloha! And yes, that is our hotel in the picture below and that is a lazy river! Some people probably think I’m crazy for holding 22 credit cards in my wallet but […]

Lots of New Amex Sync Offers: $25 Free at Amazon.com

Last summer I wrote about all the great benefits of my Amex cards when it came to promotions with social media.  The promotions this past summer weren’t as good but there were still a few decent ones here and there.  But with Christmas time coming up, Amex is really turning up the heat when it […]

Chase Sapphire Preferred 55,000 Point Sign Up Offer

People that know me know how I like to rack up credit card points.  And if you’re interested in how I do it, you can read my three part series on credit card churning and travel hacking.  You should know though that it’s not as easy as other people or even myself make it seem. […]

That Printer Ink Cartridge Costs What?!

One of the things I miss most about my old day job is the free printing.  I’m not kidding either.  Even though we live in a digital age, I still find myself printing out a ton of documents nearly every single day.  I print out everything from contracts to shipping labels and everything in-between.  At […]

Now is the Best Time to Go For The Southwest Companion Pass

If you’re like me and you love traveling then you know how expensive it can be.  The whole reason why I started churning credit cards and racking up points was so that I could travel more and spend less.  I’ve racked up almost a million points across all different programs since I started but one […]

Citi vs Chase Checking: Review of Chase Checking

Part 1: Citi vs Chase Checking: Review of Citibank Checking Part 2: Citi vs Chase Checking: Review of Chase Checking Part 3: Citi vs Chase Checking Comparison – Who Wins? This is the second article on my three part series comparing Citi and Chase Checking accounts.  If you missed the first review of Citi, feel […]

5 Ways to Make Buying in Bulk Work For Regular People

The following article is a guest post.  If interested in submitting a guest post, please read my guest posting policy and then contact me. Buying items in bulk is almost always less expensive per unit than buying a single item. But a great deal in bulk is only a great deal if you eventually save money and spend […]

How to Cash in Your Change For Free with a CoinStar Machine

I’m sure you’ve seen CoinStar machines at your local grocery store and some of you may already use their services, but the hefty fee has always kept me away.  I typically pay for all my purchases with my Barclaycard, but for some reason I still seem to accumulate quite a bit of change. When I […]

Get a Guaranteed 4% Return on $5,000 thru Sharebuilder

I’m on a quest for higher returns(similar to TFB’s double bond movement) and so far I’ve explored peer to peer lending, binary options & REIT’s to name just a few.  There seems to be a ton of ways to earn above average returns but unfortunately, most of them also come with additional risk.  I’m looking […]

Turbo Tax 2012 Review and Premier/Deluxe Giveaway

I’ve been using Turbo Tax to file my taxes for several years now so I thought it would be appropriate to review their product.  Last year, I debated over whether or not to hire a CPA but ultimately decided on using Turbo Tax again.  Although my taxes have gotten more complicated over the years, I’ve […]