We joined Costco! And we went there 5 times in 8 days! Here’s the catch with Costco, if you pay with credit, you need to use an American Express card. Lucky for me I keep a stash of credit cards handy for “emergencies” like this! Why does it matter which card I use? Because I […]

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Use Business Cards to Super-Size Your Credit Card Arbitrage

Posted by Madison on September 25, 2008

Regular readers know that I’m a credit card arbitrage junkie. This one is for those of you that enjoy playing that game and want to take it to the next level, using business credit cards. Why Are Business Cards So Useful? They don’t report on your individual credit report. So you can use 90% of […]

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TrueEarnings® Card from Costco and American Express

Posted by Madison on September 12, 2008

UPDATE: The $25 bonus is no longer available for this card but it’s still one of the best cash rewards credit cards out there! I keep the Best Cash Rewards Credit Cards updated regularly. One of the cards added after it was first published was the TrueEarnings® Card from Costco and American Express. Costco Membership […]

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The Best Airline Rewards Credit Cards

Posted by Madison on July 18, 2008

It’s our last week of vacation and we’ll be heading home this weekend. In Free Money Friday fashion, here’s a vacation themed money saver for you: airline rewards credit cards! I’m a big fan of frequent flier miles. We used miles for our honeymoon to Hawaii. What better way to travel, than for free? As […]

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Ensuring a Good Interest Rate with On-Time Payments

Posted by Madison on July 14, 2008

Who hasn’t drooled a little over the prospect of a 0% interest rate on a new credit card? A credit card may not be a sensible choice for everyone but for those who qualify, there are a lot of advantages to utilizing an introductory rate of 0%, especially those consumers looking to pay down other […]

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Best Travel & Hotel Rewards Credit Cards

Posted by Madison on July 11, 2008

It’s Free Money Friday! Since we’re on vacation, I thought it would be appropriate to share the best travel and hotel rewards credit cards with you! Find and compare all current credit card offers in our credit card directory.





10 Step Plan for Debt Elimination

Posted by Madison on July 10, 2008

I recently asked readers how to help my friend payoff his debt. I highlighted some of the responses in 7 Ways to Payoff Credit Card Debt. Here’s the situation that he is dealing with (see the story for all the details): Personal Line: $3,500 balance @ 15% – $7,000 limit Credit Card #1: $2,300 balance […]

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7 Ways to Payoff Credit Card Debt

Posted by Madison on July 3, 2008

Last week I brought up the story of a friend that needed help paying off debt. There were lots of great responses with different ways to get rid of the debt. A recap of the situation (see the story for all the details): Personal Line: $3,500 balance @ 15% – $7,000 limit Credit Card #1: […]

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Help a Reader Payoff Debt

Posted by Madison on June 24, 2008

Last night I got a call from a friend looking for some financial help. He has $14,300 in debt and has a goal to be debt free by November. Before I put together a plan for him, I’d like to hear what you have to say about it! Debt Details Here are the details of […]

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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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