September 24, 2012

Citi ThankYou Premier Card

Today’s Citi ThankYou® Premier Card does not offer the same enticing bonus once available. For a period of time, new users were treated to a sign-up bonus of 30,000, 40,000 or even 50,000 ThankYou points. The sign-up bonuses may return in the future, but for now, the benefit is no longer available. […]

FDIC Insurance in ING Direct & Capital One Bank Merger

ING Direct just sent me one of the most confusing emails I’ve ever read. In it, they describe how the FDIC coverage would be changing on November 1st (assuming it is approved) and how FDIC coverage would be changing on May 1st. Unless you have an account at ING Direct and Capital One Banking, you probably didn’t receive this email. […]

Plan a Romantic Free Date (267/365)

While we were dating – and after we were married, too – Sarah and I enjoyed a wide variety of dates. We went to expensive restaurants. We went away for the weekend. […]

5 Homemade Baby Halloween Costume Guide

My daughter was born just a few days before Halloween, and even though she was too little to have any idea what was going on, we still wanted to dress her up and take her around the neighborhood with our other child. […]

Selling a Used iPhone

With the recent release of the iPhone 5, you might be thinking about upgrading. I know I am. But at the same time, I have a perfectly good iPhone 4S, so I’d need to figure out what to do with that first… In the past I’ve touched on the possibility of selling your stuff to Amazon via their trade-in platform in return for a store credit. While a store credit isn’t cash, we’re talking about Amazon. […]

Five Surprising High Income Jobs

Many of us expect doctors and lawyers to make a high income. Some of us might even have heard about the high salaries pulled down by air traffic controllers. However, these aren’t the only high income jobs out there. Salary.com lists a high income job as one that pays between $80,000 and $100,000 a year (there is another category for six-figure jobs). […]

Reader Mailbag: Morning Coffee

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Vehicle or credit cards? 2. Handling snobby and rich sister 3. Why not a 30 year? 4. Boredom of being a caretaker 5. To move or not? 6. Microwave cost-effective? 7. Cost-effective home upgrades 8. […]

6 Tips for Using New Disposable Income

Recently, an Ask Metafilter reader announced he is earning enough money to feel rich, with disposable income for the first time in his life. He probably meant discretionary income. If you want to get technical, to have disposable income is everything you earn minus required tax payments. Everyone has disposable income. […]

Save Money by Pickling Fruits and Vegetables at Home

When you think of the word pickled, what comes to mind? Do you picture briny cucumbers in glass jars sitting among condiments in the grocery store or do you envision the art of pickling or preserving products so they can be eaten at a later date? If the latter is what you had in mind, I have a book for you to read. […]

Most Valuable U.S. Coins (Penny, Nickel, Dime, Quarter)

So in a previous article, about the most valuable regular U.S. coin, I identified the 1969-S Double Die Obverse Lincoln Cent as the most valuable at $86,250. It’s definitely not the most valuable U.S. […]

Community-sourced Investing: Should You Fund Capital Improvements?

“But, is it a good idea to invest?” asked my friend Marlene, grandmother of a neighbor who was super-excited about the fundraising campaign for a local spice, herb and tea shop. She seemed skeptical. […]

White On! 9 Alternative Uses for Bleach

You know, bleach is quite a cheap product, coming in at just a few bucks a gallon (or less if you find a generic brand). And while most people use it for cleaning and disinfecting, it’s actually way more versatile than you think. […]

Achieve More With Goal Sequencing

In the world of marketing and communications, there’s a niche service we offer clients called "communication mapping" or "sequence mapping." Briefly defined, this service helps clients visually bridge the gap between their business objectives and their strategy. […]

Best Money Tips: Cancelling Cable Without Changing Your Viewing Habits

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on cancelling cable without changing your viewing habits, retiring rich, and real estate 101. Top 5 Articles Cancelling Cable - Without Changing Your Viewing Habits — To cancel your cable without changing your viewing habits, get an HDTV antenna. […]