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Phone Scam Targeting People for Identity Theft

May 25, 2019

Just received a voicemail from “Daniel Murphy” claiming he needed to speak to me about a Gabriel Bustamante. He didn’t say that he was with an agency or anything, just that it was “an extremely time sensitive matter.” I called back and he said that I was listed under Gabriel’s contacts associated with the Social […]

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Email Scam Targeting Web Developers

August 30, 2018

I recently received a request for a website development gig by email from a Joshua Knight ( My name is Joshua Knight,Do you do Website design for new company and do you accept credit card ??? It looked suspicious, but I replied that I did and got a web developer’s dream follow-up: i have small […]

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Exxon Mobil Rewards Attempts to Fill Plenti Void

August 22, 2018

With the sudden implosion of Plenti, consumers have been wont for a rewards card that can do the same wonderful things as Plenti did. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to be happening as there are no other loyalty/rewards cards that were as “plenti”ful the reach as Plenti card did. Exxon Mobil are doing their best to […]

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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* 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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