What is Credit Card Arbitrage?

Posted by Madison on June 19, 2008

That’s what a reader, Maha, wanted to know. Maha sent me a note to let me know that trying to find out exactly what credit card arbitrage is all about, is like reading the middle part of the book without being able to find the beginning. So I’ve realized that I talk just like I […]

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Free FICO Scores & Credit Reports

Posted by Madison on June 6, 2008

When we were getting ready to refinance our house I had a list of things to get in order first. I wanted to be sure that we would pass the lender’s underwriting guidelines with flying colors. I’ve found that it’s much easier to get something fixed before applying for a new loan, than trying to […]

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0% Balance Transfer Credit Card Offers

Posted by Madison on May 16, 2008

This list is updated regularly with the best no annual fee 0% balance transfer offers.

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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