Best Money Tips: 5 More Ways to Screw Your Credit Card Company

By Linsey Knerl. Last updated 18 April 2010. 4 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. In this article, we’ll look at 5 legal ways to get your way with your credit card companies, the 5 grammatical errors that make you look dumb, and 5 ways texting can make your life easier. (Do we have a thing for lists of five? You betcha!)



Top 5 Articles

Five Grammatical Errors That Make You Look Dumb — I’m guilty of at least one of these in every article I write (thank goodness for spell-checker and the eagle eyes of our readers for keeping me on my toes!). Check out the full list, and stop looking stupid! CopyBlogger

Four Tips for Using the Abstainer/Moderator Split in the Face of Holiday Temptations — Long in title, and simple in theory, this thought-provoking article will arm you with just what you need to get through this holiday season with your dignity in tact. The Happiness Project

5 More Ways to Screw Your Credit Card Company — If you missed out on the first installment, it’s not too late. This second look at how to keep all your hard-earned money in the face of a credit-crunched economy is a good read for anyone with usable plastic in their wallet. Squawkfox

Mama’s Pecan Pies — This yummy holiday dessert can seem daunting to newbies, but it doesn’t have to be! With step-by-step tips and awesome full-color photos, this blog post will have you whipping up a couple of tasty pies by the weekend! Bakerella

The Year of Living Cheaply: A Retrospective — We’d like to think that we were bringing frugal back way before it was cool. This year-in-review by Brad Tuttle, however, reminds us that we’ve come a long way in 2009…and we can all wish for a wonderful and thrifty year ahead in 2010! TIME’s It’s Your Money

Other Essential Reading

Introduction to FOREX Investing — Every once in a while, we stumble upon a well-written and plain-language article on investing. (This is one of those articles.) Bargaineering

Five Ways Texting Can Make Your Life Easier — (It’s not just for sending mushy notes to your Significant Other)… These five solutions are simple to do, take only seconds, and can set you up for success! Life Scoop

How to Raise Financially-Savvy Kids — Like most important life skills, you’ll need to lead by example to get the best results. See what it takes to put financial sense into common-sense terms your kids can understand. Parenting Squad

Free Shipping Day — Looking to get a few last-minute gifts from online retailers? Check out free shipping day on Thursday, the 17th of December. Over 620 retailers are participating in free shipping offers to help you spend less for the holidays! Free Shipping Day

Your Chance to win $2,500 in Cash Prizes — Wise Bread and BillShrink have teamed up to give readers a chance to score big this holiday season. A special prize will be given for Twitter participation, too! Wise Bread

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Great story title, was hoping for more than just paying off the balance in full, what about some true negotiating tips for the many who cant follow through with this every month on lowering there rates and fees..

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The credit article is pretty good. Those loyalty programs can really be too good to be true sometimes. I'm still racking up points.

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Yes true, if it sounds too good to be true, it often is.

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Nice title, hehe, The best way I found is not use them period. Or obviously only for a few things so that paying them off is much easier.