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USAA Credit Card Ups the Ante

August 9, 2018

Cash-back cards are the way to go as we’ve explained numerous times. Unless you’re getting more than the equivalent cash in gift cards or airline miles or whatever, cash is king. Yeah, you might like Starbucks a whole latte, but why get a gift card that you can only spend there when you can get […]

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How Much Does a Driver’s License Cost in Louisiana?

January 28, 2016

One of the most dreaded things about moving is changing over a driver’s license which means a trip to the bastion of government ineptness, the DMV. Naturally, the website isn’t completely informative, so here is what you may want to know like me: Coming from out of state, it costs $36.75 to get a new […]

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Discover It Credit Card Has Great Perks!

May 16, 2015

Discover It Card: Get $100 to spend at Amazon.com* after you make your first purchase within 3 months of approval (allow 6-8 weeks to receive your digital gift card) Free FICO® Credit Score on monthly statements, online and in our mobile app.* New Freeze ItSM on/off switch lets you prevent new purchases, cash advances and […]

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Gift Cards Are Evil. Here’s How to Make the Most of Them

May 9, 2015

Gift cards are evil- they have a nice facade of a “gift” from a loved one, but really, they’re a big annoying waste of money with so many restrictions and qualifications on the gift that, oftentimes, it’s better if you never received the gift in the first place. Here are some of the evilnesses: They […]

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$100 Free for Spending Money? Okay

February 21, 2015

It looks like Bank of America is ready to start taking advantage of credit card customers once again. Now you can take advantage of their new push to gain a customer base! BankAmericard Cash Rewards™ credit card Online-exclusive $100 cash rewards bonus after qualifying purchase(s) Earn more cash back for the things you buy most […]

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I’m Officially on Board with Bitcoin and You Should Be Too

May 25, 2014

Whether it was a stubborn avoidance of competition of my alternative currency in pre-alpha phase, the Ur Monetary Unit, or a skepticism of the underlying soundness of an arbitrary currency, it took me a while to get on board with Bitcoin. But I’m officially on that board. The principle behind the currency is excellent. We […]

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Chase Ink for Businesses (Or Not)

August 18, 2011

I recently got my Chase Ink card for my business Code Publishing and, as advertised, they gave me 25,000 bonus points after my first purchase (good for a $250 check). Not bad for swiping a card once. The other benefits look good too: Earn at least 1% cash back or 1 point per dollar on […]

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The way around monthly minimums

July 16, 2011

The Bernanke is getting its way: more and more credit card offers are being made by more and more credit card companies. I’m getting multiple offers a day to sign up for new cards and some of them are actually good! Free flights or $100 cash for signing up for a credit card? Yes please. […]

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“Juggernaut”: A Must-Read

April 22, 2011

Juggernaut is the most important book of its kind since Economics in One Lesson and even challenges that masterpiece as a grand survey of economic science and theory. In a sweeping survey of history and financial theory, Morse has produced a must-read that will change the political landscape if there is any justice. First and […]

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How Broke is America?

April 7, 2011

#1 In 2010, one out of every eight American families had at least one family member that was unemployed.  In fact, the figure for 2010 was the highest it has been since the U.S. Labor Department began keeping track of this statistic back in 1994. #2 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than […]

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