This is the first Travel Challenge for Saverocity, I thought it would be a neat idea to tackle a bucket list trip that took you to see the seven wonders of the Ancient World on points and miles, the goal is to do this as cheaply as possible to show how something like this trip […]
Archives for January 2014
Want REALLY cheap car rentals? We’ve got an app for that!
I’m happy to say that this week, by pure chance I found the best way ever book Car Rentals, with lower prices that I could have thought possible. Car rental prices annoy the heck out of me, living in NYC the prices are incredibly high, as they are in other major hubs like San Francisco. […]
Giving Back to Kiva
A reader just contacted me regarding their thoughts on Kiva, and giving back to the company. Kiva is a micro lending site, that is not as cool as Zidisha but still does some good by crowd funding loans to people who otherwise wouldn’t have access to credit, primarily in developing Countries. There are two distinct […]
Applying for Credit Cards when seeking a mortgage
Classic advice from the Credit Card crowd is that you should not apply for card prior to a major loan. This post will explain why people think like this, and go on to explore the logic behind that to seek contrarian value opportunities, with the reasons why, for certain highly sophisticated people, it can actually […]
Pimp your link on Saverocity!
I had a wacky thought earlier today that I thought might be worth running with, when I built the Saverocity network it was to provide a community platform where people could benefit from the collective. Why not extend that platform to the people without a voice, but who probably have way more interesting stories anyway?It […]
Protect yourself from Chase Account Closure impact by firming up your burning strategy
Since I posted about the experience of Pat with Chase account closures, and the recent update that Wells Fargo and US Bank were doing the same, more and more people are writing in either via email or on the comments section to say the same thing has happened to them. A commonly felt reaction from […]
Why Manufactured Spend?
I had this seemingly simple question from a reader recently. And interestingly it is a similar question that I ask, or deduce from, people I meet on a regular basis. There are a lot of people who don’t ‘get’ the concept of manufactured spend and the reason for this is that there are two distinct […]
Bugs and Bennies, thanks AAdvantage!
Today I caught up with some booking needs from American Airlines, basically getting us back from our upcoming trip to Monterey, CA where we will be spending our ‘babymoon’ at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands, I picked that hotel to use up my two free nights from the Hyatt credit card after reviewing what I feel […]
12 months Free Credit Monitoring from Experian’s® ProtectMyID®
Target’s data breach was uglier than first reported, they got Debit Card, Credit Card and personal info such as Name, address and Emails.. to help protect you now against the fraud that will come from that they are offering all their customers free Credit Monitoring, the email below contains the links, bolding/highlighting mine.
Wells Fargo and US Bank ramp up the crackdown on ‘suspicious’ accounts
In October 2013 I interviewed Pat, who shared her story of Chase shutting down her banking relationships based upon her transaction habits. In the past few days I have been hearing more about this happening at other institutions, and readers have mentioned that US Bank and Wells Fargo are now aggressively closing accounts that have […]