I wrote the other day, that I have 37 active credit cards and I think I am at the max that my salary can support for all the credit that has been
I recently wrote a post asking you to think about how much you value a fixed rate of return. If you missed it, check it out here: How much is
Dry powder in investment terms means having a source of funds ready to move at a moments notice. The etymology, for those who care, seems to come from the use of
Widespread yet obscure, Elan may be one of the bigger credit card issuers you’ve never heard of. That’s because Elan works behind the scenes as the credit card issuer for numerous
Holy smokes batman!
Morgan Stanley announced that their 5 key timing indicators are a flashing green light to investors (not sure if that is more exciting, or more risky than a
I want to start off with a definition of prepayment because it can mean 2 things. Inside the definition of “BREAK DOWN” I added some emphasis
DEFINITION of ‘Prepayment’
Bloggers have spilled large quantities of digital ink arguing over which hotel loyalty program is better, whose points are worth what, and so forth. As with many aspects of the
The concept of a glidepath in personal finance is taken from an aircraft. As it reaches its destination the characteristics of its propulsion are adjusted to help it land safely,
The focus on debt in low level financial planning creates a fallacy. Debt, label it good or bad if you will, is really only important if it is costing you
It was the best of cards, it was the worst of cards…
A certain blogger has written up two similar cards: the Barclaycard Arrival Plus and the Capital One Venture. The two
Believe it or not, a lot of readers have asked me to write up the Victoria’s Secret credit card. And by “a lot of readers” I mean “Elaine in the comments
There’s one of those charts out there again.. you know the ones – they are written up and then they go viral and people forget to actually care about how
Welcome back to Chase Sapphire Preferred week!
I’d say this is a “purr-fect” use of the Chase Sapphired Preferred card! I just hope Chase doesn’t “claw back” any Ultimate Rewards..
When I first wrote about the Bank of America offer for the small business checking account, I provided screenshots to the offer. I had to censor some of the areas
I made a public service announcement about in branch offers being better than online on Twitter, and many folks don’t seem to fully grasp that fact. Yes, I love doing
I’m not in the habit of telling people, “You absolutely have to read this book!” on account of the fact that people have different tastes and also because most books
Today, I want to give you a little bit of what I learned from my accounting class and a tiny bit of supply chain, working capital. Emphasis below is mine.
A while back, the mysterious figure known as Marathon Man lamented the end of numerous good deals. His list:
Ø Portals for Staples GCs are gone
Ø Green Dot cards went cash
My esteemed colleague Trevor wrote a post recently about the stockpiling of discount giftcards, and I wanted to share some thoughts on the topic. I really hate stockpiling, but
Regular readers of this blog will know I talk a lot about gift cards. If I don’t bore you to tears on gift cards, this post may do that, but
In today’s NY Post slugged ‘its basically impossible to find a rental in Manhattan’ we are alerted to an average rent of $4,081. This comes on the heels of the SFChronicle
It seems that there’s lots of focus on your ‘Retirement Number’ but recently my family has been thinking hard about estate planning, what happens in the unlikely event that both
The bad news–from a professional basketball standpoint anyway–is that I live in Charlotte. The good news is that the credit card industry has given me a reason to care about