Credit Card Arbitrage Q&A

Posted by Madison on May 15, 2008

It’s credit card arbitrage turnover time! Wow, that is a mouthful. If you aren’t familiar with my credit card arbitrage here is some background information: Our Credit Limits: Over $1,000,000! Reallocating Credit Limits for Bigger Balance Transfers When Does the 0% Credit Card Really Expire? My cards are nearing the end of the promotional periods […]

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Cash Rewards Credit Cards

Posted by Madison on April 4, 2008

Here is a comprehensive list of cash rewards credit cards. This list is updated regularly with offers for cash rewards credit cards. Why not earn cash rewards on your credit card purchases? Here’s a few of the cashback credit cards that we use. In addition, I’ve added some others that looked promising so you can […]

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Save Money at the Pump: Gas Reward Credit Cards

Posted by Madison on February 27, 2008

In my quest to sell my current car and buy a new car I’ve identified one of my criteria as good gas mileage. Meeting this criteria doesn’t eliminate the need to buy gas however! Save Money on Gas That’s where we’ve found that cashback credit cards come in handy. In Leaving Money on the Table […]

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Reallocating Credit Limits for Bigger Balance Transfers

Posted by Madison on February 19, 2008

One of the reasons our credit card arbitrage is successful is the large credit limits that we have on some of our cards. While I was flattered that Steward thinks we are filthy rich to have such high limits, they are actually due to careful planning and some simple strategies.





Money Matters for All Ages: The Complete Guide

Posted by Madison on January 26, 2008

Sixteen personal finance writers put together an outstanding guide of finance material that spans a lifetime in the Money Matters for All Ages series. The entire series is also available to download in a free e-book. Here’s the highlights:





Sometimes I Use Cash (Instead of Credit Cards)

Posted by Madison on January 7, 2008

I mentioned yesterday that I do not use a credit card for all of my purchases. We actually operate our “allowances” on a cash basis. We take out money on the 1st and 15th of each month to cover lunch, dinners out, haircuts, and any other miscellaneous purchases. I don’t use a credit card for these purchases […]

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Don’t Hate the Credit Card

Posted by Madison on January 6, 2008

We’re headed to the airport today to head back home after our 2 week vacation. I’m going to postpone my normal weekend roundup (look for it on Tuesday). I just couldn’t resist another credit card article before Debt Free Revolution and I call a truce in our debate about credit cards. A comment in an email from a reader, jejily, really […]

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The Great Credit Card Debate Continues….

Posted by Madison on January 5, 2008

Ana at Debt Free Revolution and I are debating about using credit cards in 25 Reasons to Love Credit Cards and Ways Credit Card Companies Separate You From Your Money. So far it seems as though the majority of the debate is what can a credit card do that a debit card can’t do? And it seems as though the fraud protection […]

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25 Reasons to Love Credit Cards

Posted by Madison on January 4, 2008

The Great Credit Card Debate was launched when I challenged Ana at Debt Free Revolution to a credit card match. I love credit cards, so much so, that I have 89 accounts.  Ana hates them! Others have even noticed our opposing views, most recently highlighted by Father Sez. Ana’s official stance is on Ways Credit Card Companies Separate You From […]

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The Great Credit Card Debate Off to an Early Start!

Posted by Madison on January 3, 2008

We only have one more day until the big credit card debate…. however, Ana at Debt Free Revolution tried to slip in an early post: Dirty Credit Card Company Tricks. It seems she’s trying to convince Lynnae at Being Frugal to get rid of credit cards after being hit with a fee. Since I busted Ana, […]

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